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Fightin to Save Lives: Blood Drive

The Reading Fightin Phils and American Red Cross have teamed up for a special cause
July 31, 2013

On Thursday, August 8 the Reading Fightin Phils and American Red Cross will be hosting a blood drive in Bill Richards' name. We are asking for you to stop by America's Classic Ballpark and help by donating some blood. The blood drive will be held in the Ryan Howard Batting Tunnel (1900 Centre Avenue, Reading, PA 19601) from 2:00 to 6:00 pm. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit to schedule an appointment to donate.

  • Date: Thursday, August 8
  • Time: 2:00 - 6:00 PM
  • Location: Ryan Howard Batting Tunnel at FirstEnergy Stadium
  • Schedule a Donation Time

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Diagnosis: Bill Richards was recently diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer affecting roughly 200 people a year in the United States. His fight agains the disease will undoubtedly last for years, but we remain hopeful that he will eventually go into remission and live a happy life for years to come.