February 7, 2014
The Burbank police and fire departments, in collaboration with the American Red Cross, are hosting a blood drive this month. Donors can register online or just show up to the Feb. 18 drive, which will be held in the community room of the Community Services Building, located at 150 N. Third St. The event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. To register online, visit www.redcrossblood.org, and enter the sponsor code: “badgesocal.” ...
May 1, 2012
Glendale YMCA officials are hosting a blood drive in commemoration of the Armenian genocide. Organizers say it's a way to bring the community together while continuing a tradition of saving lives. The blood drive will be from 1 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Glendale YMCA's Youth Fitness Center, 130 N. Louise St. Walk-ins are welcome, but for appointments, call (818) 240-4130, ext. 34 or visit www.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code ANCGlendale. To give blood, one must be at least 16 years old and weigh 110 pounds.
February 14, 2012
The sixth annual Battle of the Badges took place Tuesday, an opportunity for all badge-carrying personnel and their friends and family to help the community by participating in a friendly competition to see which department can donate the most blood, organizers said. Burbank Police Officer Cindy Guillen said more than 30 people made appointments to donate. An estimated 35 pints of blood were donated through Tuesday afternoon. The final count will be available Wednesday. The event is sponsored by the American Red Cross and Burbank police and firefighters.
August 5, 2011
When 5-year-old Matthew Fernandez's leukemia diagnosis because public in April, Michele Ramos knew she had to do more than just help the family with groceries. “You cannot help but look your children in the eyes and wonder if this could have been them,” Ramos said. “We're very, very lucky to have two healthy children.” Ramos, a native of Austria who has lived in Burbank for 14 years, recalled the message she received from Matthew's mom, Ana Fernandez. “I remember getting this phone call on April 3,” Ramos said.
March 5, 2008
The Fine Arts Federation of Burbank continues its membership show ?Leap into Art? at the Creative Arts Center Gallery, 1100 W. Clark Ave., Burbank. The juried mixed media exhibit, representing more than 60 artists, will include painting, sculpture, pottery, collage and photography. The show closes March 20. The Fine Arts Federation, founded in 1976, is an avid supporter of the Creative Arts Center. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
July 28, 2007
AIRPORT DISTRICT — The scenic Skyroom at the Bob Hope Airport — a place usually reserved for board meetings and special events — was lined with phlebotomists and donor chairs Tuesday and Wednesday during the airport's 11th annual blood drive. And rather than the fluorescent lights and linoleum floors that donors usually encounter at medical centers, participants were treated to a panoramic view of planes taking off and landing. "It gives you something to distract you anyway," airport spokesman Victor Gill said.
December 13, 2006
Lolis Diaz squeezed a rubber ball with her hand and watched her blood flow through a tube and into a pouch. Diaz, an employee at First Security Lending in Burbank, gave a pint of blood on Tuesday for the first time. "I'm nervous a little, but just the fact that I'm helping save some lives gives me strength," Diaz said. "To be honest, I just thought of making a difference." Diaz was one of about 17 employees at First Security Lending who took part in the blood drive organized by Providence St. Joseph Medical Center's Blood Donor Center.
August 2, 2006
BOB HOPE AIRPORT — Kim Hadden felt calm and relaxed as a needle pricked her arm and her blood began flowing through a clear tube. Hadden donated a pint of her blood on Tuesday during the 10th Annual Airport Blood Drive at Bob Hope Airport. The two-day event benefited patients at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills and the Grossman Burn Center. "It's a way to give back to the community," Hadden said. "I can't think of anything better than saving a life."
June 28, 2006
New drive, but without circus clowns Regarding "Clown helps to launch hospital's blood drive," on June 21, shame on Ringling Bros. for turning a Burbank blood drive into an opportunity to promote the cruelest show on earth. I suppose we shouldn't be surprised to find a company with Ringling's checkered history exploiting the benevolent spirit of the people of Burbank, but the recent presence of a clown handing out circus tickets at an important community event seems like just another futile stunt designed to get back into the public's good graces.