News & Views
Blood Drive in Honor of Mark Landers
GRB client Mark Landers and his wife Michelle run a successful car wash business, building and opening their most recent one with financing from GRB on Rt. 31F in Perinton. They have three kids, and lead a busy life as small business owners. Last March, Mark nearly died.
Suffering an aortic dissection, or a tear in the inside wall of the aorta, the resulting aneurysm stretched from his neck to his legs. Near death, Mark spent three months in the ICU at Strong and survived 11 surgeries, including the amputation of his right leg. During the first week alone, he received over 100 units of blood. An adult has only 12 units in their body.
A year and a half later, Mark has made an amazing recovery, been approved for a prosthetic leg, and has begun therapy to walk again. His family, friends, and the community have played a big role in his recovery. In fact, Reece,McKenzie the Landers’ Relationship Manager here at GRB, and other business associates of the Landers’ pitched in to help keep the car washes running in those first weeks.
Ready to give back to the community and knowing that it was the local blood supply that kept Mark alive, the Landers have planned a blood drive at their Perinton car wash on Saturday, October 22. GRB is a sponsor of the event, and a number of GRB employees are volunteering at the drive. We are encouraging everyone to stop by to donate blood, enjoy some live music, and be eligible to win prizes. We also ask that you help spread the word about this event to your friends and family. All blood donors will receive a free car wash and a coupon for a $12.99 oil change at Monro Muffler. This event is part of the national Red Cross Make a Difference Day. Please consider supporting this important cause by donating blood!
BLOOD DRIVE DETAILS
Saturday, October 22
8:00am – 3:00pm
Rapid Perinton Express Car Wash
Receive a free car wash and an oil change coupon.
Live music, raffles, and prizes!