School District 129/Heartland Community Blood Drive nets 190 pints
A drive to increase the community’s summer blood supply netted 190 pints at West Aurora High School.
The goal of this joint effort by School District 129 and Heartland Blood Centers is to help supply blood to Rush-Copley, Provena Mercy and 31 other area medical centers during the summer when supplies run low.
Becky Jo Tabone coordinated the Gift of Life Blood Drive for the District. Others who assisted on July 12 were Ali Elgindy, Mary Griemes, Karen Harkness, Karen Herold, Cara Howard, Lorri Murphy, Scott Robowski, Keith Tabone and Rick Torri.
Several area companies donated prizes for the donors. Winners were as follows:
• $650 teeth whitening, Jack Tennis
• $500 Best Buy gift card, David Leader
• $500 BP gas card, Pete Kerl
• Two White Sox tickets with limo ride, Mary Hauge
• $400 BP gas card, Juan Leal
• $300 BP gift card, Joe Sustersic
• $200 BP gift card, Karen Beallis
• $200 Chicago Premium Outlets, William Schuknecht
• $200 BP gift card, Dionisio Casas
• $200 BP gift card, Kelly Corbett
• $200 BP gift card, Mark Scodre
• Sypder jacket, Teresa Flores
• Salatore Ferragamo tie, Gary Fidler
• Samsonite tote with a $50 gift card from Chicago Premium Outlets, Karen Herold
• Villeroy and Boch tote and a $50 gift card from Chicago Premium Outlets, Veronica Orozco
• iPod Shuffle, Susie Vongkorad
• Coach fob and Ralph Polo card case, Delores Starkovich
• Two Wilson leather caps and a $50 gift card from Chicago Premium Outlets, Sara Carley
• Three guess T-tops, three belts and a $50 gift card from Chicago Premium Outlets, Matt Greising