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2013-05-08 / News

Blood drive to honor Manchester students

Kids R Kids Learning Academy will host a community blood drive on Tuesday, May 14, from noon to 8 p.m. at 6761 Temie Lee Parkway, Midlothian.

The event was organized by the mothers of Lauren Tuck, Avery Spence and Gage Edwards in honor and memory of their children. All three were students at Manchester High School.

Tuck was a student at Liberty University and an employee at Kids R Kids. Spence was a longtime Richmond Kickers player and accepted at Virginia Tech.

Edwards was active in many school and community events including roller hockey, track and field and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

To donate in memory of Lauren, call Mary Tuck at 426-9584. To donate in memory of Avery, call Carolyn Spence at 240-5526. To donate in memory of Gage, call Laurie Edwards at 641-7266. To donate through Kids R Kids, call 639-5437.

Walk-ins will be accommodated but appointments are appreciated. For more information, visit www.vablood.org.

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