**Monday, January 11: Pride Fitness NELLYSTRONG Blood Drive, Cornerstone Church in Bethalto, 2-7 p.m.
**This drive is dedicated to Tim Nelson, former head football coach at Marquette High School who has battled cancer the last couple of years. Nelly recently disclosed that he is now battling Stage 4 lung cancer. He and Todd Laux of Pride Fitness have joined forces on this blood drive to help our community, including those needing transfusions through cancer treatments. This is the third year for this drive as we collected 45 units in the first year and doubled that collection in year two with 91 units. They are shooting for 100 units this year.
All presenting donors in this month will be entered into a drawing to win one of five gift cards (to your choice of sporting goods store, health food/grocery store or gym/fitness center), ranging from $100-$1,000.
To schedule your appointment, go to www.bloodcenterimpact.org. For more information on these drives or to host a blood drive, please contact Tad Middleton at (618) 659-0542.