Fleet Feet Sports of Brentwood is partnering with the American Red Cross to host a blood drive on Thursday, August 22nd from 1-5 p.m. The owners, Christi Beth and Matt Adams, organized the event to remind and empower locals to give back to their community.
“Fleet Feet Sports’ blood drive comes at a vital time when we are in an emergency appeal, and our supply is lower than usual,” said Regina Raccuglia, Communications Manager for the Tennessee Valley Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross. “I know how dedicated runners are, and if we could just make signing up for giving blood as important as it is for runners to sign up for the next big 5K or marathon, we could make a big impact on our community. Giving once can save up to three lives.”
Those interested in participating can sign up for a time slot HERE. “After researching the subject online and from personal experience, I suggest hydrating well the day of and after your donation, and taking a rest day from working out the day of,” said Adams. “Rest days are a healthy part of training anyway, so why not give up one run to save a life?“
Tammy Sanders, Marketing Director at Fleet Feet, encourages local businesses to participate in Thursday’s blood drive. “This is a fantastic opportunity for the local community to come together and do some good. It’s also one of the easiest ways to make a difference.”