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Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier Launches Gift of Life Blood Donation Campaign


Cagayan de Oro, July 6, 2024 - The Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier, in partnership with the Philippine Red Cross Misamis Oriental-Cagayan de Oro Chapter and SM City CDO Uptown, successfully launched its "Gift of Life: Blood Donation Campaign" today at the GL Activity Hall, SM City CDO Uptown. This notable event, which marks the club's first project of the New Rotary Year, was spearheaded by Project Chairs President Em Beja and Vice President George Lim.

Kicking off at 10 AM and concluding at 4 PM, the campaign saw a commendable turnout, with 25 individuals successfully donating blood.

“This initiative embodies our commitment to serving the community and saving lives,” said President Em Beja. “We are grateful for the partnership with the Philippine Red Cross and SM City CDO Uptown, which was instrumental in making this event a success.”

The event also highlighted the leadership of District Governor Hubert Quiblat, who had promoted the campaign as a key initiative for the district. “This project is a perfect example of how we can make a tangible difference,” stated Vice President George Lim. “It's inspiring to see our community come together for such a crucial cause.”

The campaign emphasized the importance of blood donation, especially in times of crisis. “Blood donation is a simple act that can have a profound impact,” said Governor Hubert Quiblat. “I am proud of this club’s efforts and the community's response.”

The Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier continues to demonstrate its dedication to service above self, with more projects planned for the year. The "Gift of Life" campaign not only set a positive tone for the new Rotary year but also highlighted the collaborative spirit and the shared goal of saving lives within the community.

For more information about upcoming projects and how to get involved, visit the Rotary Club of Cagayan de Oro Premier’s website at




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