Student Red Cross Club 2015-2016 Recap

Last year was an exciting and successful year for the Penn State Student Red Cross Club.  The year started off successfully with the Michigan State Blood Drive Challenge, in which the Penn State and Michigan State student Red Cross clubs were pitted against each other to see who could collect the most blood in the span of two weeks.  Although the smaller of the two clubs, Penn State came out on top collecting 992 units against the 954 collected by Michigan State despite a huge early deficit. This contest was hugely successful, and could help impact the lives of almost six thousand individuals between the two schools! The club also was a part of several on campus activities, including walking in the homecoming parade, walking in the Relay For Life to raise money for cancer research, and participating in THON! THON was tremendously important to the Club, as the club has two THON families, the Heck and Angus families, whom the club visited several times over the course of the year. The club also went canning for THON to raise funds towards the total. Lastly, several members of the club went to THON and danced on the floor in the annual 46-hour dance marathon, which raised a total of $9,770,332.32 towards fighting pediatric cancer. Chalk last year up as a successful year for the Penn State Student Red Cross Club and together we will make this year will be even better!