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Blood Drives and Baby Walks To Support Our Community

Summertime brings so many fun events for PHS Sharing Care volunteers. In the past few weeks we have given back by hosting a blood drive here at PHS in conjunction with Memorial Blood Centers as well as by volunteering with the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics Baby Steps 3K. Both events were a great success. See below for more information and some fun pictures! You can always stay up-to-date with PHS activities on our facebook page. Be sure to check it out!

Each year PHS hosts two blood drives in coordination with Memorial Blood Centers. This is the second drive where we’ve added a bit of competition. We now have ‘The Quick Draw’ traveling trophy that goes to the donor with the fastest donation time (SAFELY!!!) Donating was easy and the competition was a ton of fun, we’re already looking forward to our next drive. Thank you to Memorial Blood Centers for making sure our competition is fun, yet still safe. PHS blood drives are open to the public as well. Keep an eye out on our facebook page for sign up information. Drives are held twice a year in May and November!

PHS was excited to be able to participate as sponsors and volunteers for the Children’s Hospitals and Clinics Baby Steps 3K. The event is a way for families with children who have “graduated” from the Children’s NICU to get together, raise money and have A LOT of fun! The event took place June 2nd at the MN State Fairgrounds. With over 1,800 attendees and around $83,000 raised, there were 115 family teams that participated this year. The beautiful weather helped the day go without a hitch!

Originally published: June 8, 2012