Blood Drive Saturday honors memory of Ryleigh Benninghoff

After being diagnosed with a brainstem tumor at the age of 4 and fighting it for 2 ½ years, Ryleigh Benninghoff passed away last New Year’s Eve.

In honor of Ryleigh, a special blood drive will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, May 21, at the Bellefonte Middle School.

“State Rep. Kerry Benninghoff, his family and friends urge everyone to come out and donate blood in memory of their courageous and loving little girl,” said Judy Henry, Blood Services Coordinator at the Centre Communities Chapter of the American Red Cross. “They remind us that your gift of blood may help save the life of one of your own family or friends, maybe even the little girl next door.”

The Red Cross requests that donors make appointments at www.redcrossblood.org or by calling 1-800 RED CROSS OR 1-800-733-2767.

-Erin

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