Eastover, SC (August 27, 2022) The B Strong Group will host a community Cycle for Sickle Cell & Blood Drive event in partnership with Richland County Recreation Commission and the American Red Cross on Saturday, August 27 from 9 AM TO 3 PM at Eastover Park, 1031 Main St, Eastover, SC. The event is free to the Community.
Participants of the cycle event can ride their bike, walk or run. There will be exhibitors, vendors, sickle cell trait testing, give a ways, food, music and fun that is all free to participants. In addition, Able SC through partnership with the SC Disability Vaccine Network will be providing a Barrier Free Vaccine Clinic at this event. For more information or to make an appointment to donate blood, call 803-875-1266 or sign up online at redcrossblood.org with sponsor code: bstrong.
The Cycle for Sickle Cell event is an opportunity to get the community outside and active and also an opportunity to spread awareness of sickle cell disease. Approximately 4,500 people with sickle cell disease currently live in South Carolina. There is a critical need for sickle cell awareness. It is the mission of The B Strong Group and the purpose of its Founders.
“Hosting a blood drive coincides with The B Strong Group’s core values of giving back to the community,” said Brenda Green, Founder & CEO. “With a simple blood donation, we have the ability to help save the life of someone who could be a coworker, loved one or neighbor.”
“The short amount of time it takes to donate can mean a lifetime a patient with a serious medical condition. We urge eligible donors to join us in the selfless act of giving blood.”
Donors of all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, B negative and A negative. According to the Red Cross, type O negative is the universal blood type that can be safely transfused to anyone and is often used to treat trauma patients.
About The B Strong Group
Founded in 2017 and based in Columbia, South Carolina, The B Strong Group is a nonprofit organization dedicated to spreading awareness of sickle cell disease, advocating for our warriors and listening to their stories. This group is dedicated to empowering our sickle cell warriors and their caregivers through education, giving and sharing.