Battle of the Badges blood drive June 14

The Rockford Police Department announces its first “Battle of the Badges” blood drive, pitting the Rockford City Police and Fire departments in a friendly competition. This event is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m. on Monday, June 14, at City Hall and will be attended by Chief Pugh, Chief Robertson and Mayor Scott.

Goals for the campaign are:

To increase the donor base for the Rock River Valley Blood Center, and

To assist Rock River Valley Blood Center.

During the week of June 14-18, anyone who wishes to donate blood or blood components can do so and can designate their donation to either the police or fire department’s total units for the week.

On June 21, the total units contributed during the previous week will be tallied. Upon determining the winning/losing side, a surprise will be awarded to each.

For more information, contact the Rock River Valley Blood Center, 419 N. Sixth St., at 965-8571.

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