As a social media professional, I fully understand the risks of my job. It is a job that doesn’t end after 5 PM or when you walk out of the office. We remain connected at all times through Blackberry devices or iPhones. Yesterday morning my alarm went off and I rolled over to my bed stand for my iPod Touch. Like most mornings I check Twitter as my body slowly awakens. As I checked my timeline I noticed an odd tweet from my friend Gloria:
Courtesy of Jerry
You are going out to the Reston Festival anyway, right, and while there you will see the good folks at Nice Mirror, and do the good deed of entering yourself in the bone marrow donor system. On the way out there, please stop on Route 50 in Fairfax at the Kena Shriners to give a pint of blood. We have a blood drive there about once per quarter, it seems, all run by the Red Cross, so stop on by and give the gift of life.
If you have never given blood before, you should know that you don’t leave simply having saved a life. In this case, you leave with a great breakfast, prepared by my friend Chef Don. Free food and hero status – can you think of a better combination? The blood drive will be operating from 9-12 on Saturday.
Learn more about the Shriners and tell them Carl sent you. They are great folks and Chef Don will treat you right.