More than 700 lives to be saved with blood donations!
April 28, 2018 – On Tuesday April 10, 2018, the participants of the Local 103 IBEW Health Benefit Plan came together in support of the Greater Boston community, as we exceeded our goal of more than 225 units of blood donated at the 7th Annual Blood Drive and Wellness Event. The blood donations will save over 700 lives, according to the American Red Cross!
“We are very grateful for the generosity of our members, participants, and the local community for helping make the 2018 Wellness Event the most successful to date,” said Kaitlyn Gambino Sherman, RN, Wellness Coordinator for the Health Plan’s Wellness Program. “We would like to thank the many first-time donors who came out to support their community.”
Special appreciation goes to each of the health care and wellness organizations who participated in this year’s event. Through their dedication and involvement, our participants learned more about their own health as well as being provided important information related to daily healthy living. Complimentary diagnostic exams and health screenings were provided to many of the attending Health Plan participants. Participating organizations and related services they provided, included:
The American Red Cross – Blood Donations
AllOne – Smoking Cessation
Bone Density Screenings
Blue Cross Blue Shield – the Health Plan’s medical network provider
Delta Dental – the Health Plan’s dental network provider
Davis Vision – Eye Exams
Elliott Physical Therapy – Physical Assessments
Interactive Health Services – Blood Pressure, Cholesterol and BMI Screenings
IMPACT Melanoma – Facial Skin Cancer Screenings
Novo Nordisk – Diabetes Education
Quincy Hearing – Hearing Exams
South Shore Smiles – Oral Mouth Exams
On behalf of the American Red Cross, the Health Benefit Plan Wellness Team, IBEW Local 103 and NECA Boston Chapter, thank you to all who participated in this year’s event.
In the coming months, the Trust Funds Office will look forward to keeping you informed of upcoming Wellness Program events. The annual “Couch to 5K” program will begin in July with a weekly exercise series of training walks and runs. This will be in preparation for a Wellness inspired 5k event in the fall. Please also mark your calendar for the 2018 “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk” on September 30th.