501st Event: Albuquerque, United Blood Services Blood Drive Sept. 6, 08

The Dewback Ridge Squad (my squad) of the 501st Legion in Albuquerque New Mexico will be hosting a United Blood Services Blood Drive in a few weeks.

Date: Sat, September 6, 2008
Time: 10am – 2:30pm
Where: Angels & Saints: 11130 Lomas Blvd NE Suites F1, Albuquerque NM 87112

How do you sign up? Click on this link here and sign up! Or just show up. But warning there is a wait usually and appointments go first. So, help save a life and donate blood. Whole and Double Red donations are accepted.

All donors at this blood drive will be entered in a drawing for a $1,000 gas card.

R2KT Coin

Do you know who R2KT is? I am not really sure how to describe her to those that don’t. I know it may sound weird to some but I always end up choked up and cry a bit when I think of the story behind a pink astrometric droid. But its always a story one should here – even if they aren’t huge Star Wars fans. The droid is a life size replica of R2-D2 but in pink and was built for a very special little girl: Katie Johnson (daughter of 501st founder Albin Johnson). To read the story of how R2-KT came to be built please go here. Okay, I can’t really type much more so I am just going to repost the news story of the  R2-KT Commemorative Coin that is being made to raise funds for Make-A-Wish.

Now fans of R2-KT, the pink Imperial droid with the heart of gold, can get their own collectible “challenge” coin and contribute to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the charitable organization that was so supportive to R2-KT’s inspirational namesake Katie Johnson. The commemorative coin is 1.5 inches in diameter with antique silver and nickel finish, dual plated with gold and soft enamel for the coloring. There is no limit to how many coins you may purchase, and all proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish. To pre-order your R2-KT coin, PayPal $10.00 US (includes fees and worldwide shipping) to plfarquhar@cox.net or e-mail for other payment options. Click here for an image of this very special coin which commemorates the girl who moved a Legion.

Thank you for your time. 😀