The annual Challenge on 74 Blood Drive competition between Bradley and ISU gets underway January 29. The school that collects the highest percentage of its three-day goal secures all-important bragging rights for the year. Bradley is again holding this in memory of Megan Fong, a former tennis player and blood donor.
The rivalry between the schools is anticipated to deliver winning results for patients in need. Last year, Bradley won the Challenge collecting 104% of their goal, while ISU finished at 97%. The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donors of all blood types to help address a winter blood donation shortage. All presenting donors will receive a commemorative "We Challenge U" T-shirt, while supplies last.
Bradley University Challenge on 74 blood drives:
- Jan. 29 from noon to 6 p.m. at Markin Center, 819 N. Glenwood in Peoria, Ill.
- Jan. 30 from noon to 6 p.m. at Markin Center, 819 N. Glenwood in Peoria, Ill.
- Jan. 31 from noon to 6 p.m. at Markin Center, 819 N. Glenwood in Peoria, Ill.
Visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code BRADLEY or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) for more information.