Warwick, RI, June 11, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- 501st Legion: The New England Garrison
A proud unit of the 501st Legion, the world’s definitive Imperial costuming organization, serving Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Rhode Island since 2001.
Event: World Blood Drive
Location: Warwick Public Library
600 Sandy Lane
Warwick, Rhode Island
Date/Time: Saturday, June 13
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Star Wars characters from The 501st Legion’s New England Garrison will be appearing at the Warwick Public Library on Saturday June 13th, from 10:00am to 2:00pm, to participate in World Blood Drive.
The World Blood Drive was organized by Star Wars fans to help blood centers promote voluntary unpaid blood donations, and to inspire children to become blood donors when they are old enough.
The World Blood Drive was inspired by World Blood Donor Day, an annual international event that serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. Established by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2004, World Blood Donor Day is observed on June 14, the birthday of Karl Landsteiner (1868-1943), the Austrian biologist and physician who developed the modern system of classification of blood groups, which is still used today to ensure the safety of blood transfusions.
Characters from the Star Wars universe will be posing for pictures through out the day, and will even be donating a pint when they can. Bring the kids, your camera, and come down to the library to say hello.
The New England Garrison is part of The 501st Legion, the premiere Star Wars costuming fan club that currently holds a 4000+ membership in all 50 U.S. states and 25 countries worldwide. In addition to having fun in costume, we also enjoy helping our community. We have had the opportunity to participate in charity events, children's hospital visits, fundraisers, movie premieres, celebrity appearances and conventions. We are the "Bad Guys Doing Good." We can be found online at http://www.501NEG.com.
Contact: Tim McMahon, Garrison Public Relations Officer
501st Legion: New England Garrison