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TMCNet:  BRIEF: Rialto police, firefighters to compete in blood drive event

[January 03, 2013]

BRIEF: Rialto police, firefighters to compete in blood drive event

Jan 03, 2013 (San Bernardino County Sun - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Rialto police and firefighters plan to go head to head in a blood drive competition called Battle of the Badges on Tuesday.

The American Red Cross event is in its seventh year, with law enforcement and fire agencies participating across Southern California. It is Rialto's first year participating.

The Red Cross' goal is to have 5,500 donors for the campaign.

The drive will be from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at the Rialto Community Center, 214 N. Palm Ave. Participants may designate their donation either in support of police or firefighters.

Donors receive a Battle of the Badges T-shirt, a Mimi's Cafe appetizer and two tickets to the Laugh Factory.

To schedule an appointment, visit RedCrossBattleOfTheBadges.org or call Kim Martin, 909-820-2681. Martin may also be contacted by e-mail at kmartin@rialtopd.com.

Reach Melissa via email or call her at 909-386-3878.

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