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YOUNGSTOWN Cleveland Browns help promote blood drive



Published: Wed, July 24, 2002 @ 12:00 a.m.



YOUNGSTOWN -- The Cleveland Browns are teaming up with the American Red Cross and the American Sickle Cell Anemia Association for seven blood drives Saturday, including one at the Youngstown YMCA, 17 N. Champion St., from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Judson Flint, Browns defensive back from 1980-82, will be at the Youngstown YMCA from 11 to 11:30 a.m.

Former Cleveland Browns linebacker Eddie Johnson, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2000, is honorary spokesman for the day. Johnson and Browns running back Jamel White are featured in a public service announcement asking people to donate blood for cancer patients and children with Sickle Cell Disease.

Johnson is scheduled to appear Saturday at the Browns training camp at Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Other venues for Saturday's blood drives are: Cleveland American Red Cross, 3747 Euclid Ave., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Elyria American Red Cross, 2929 West River Road, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Mentor Civic Arena, 8600 Munson Road, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Chapel Hill Mall, 2000 Brittain Road, Akron, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and the Masonic Temple, 120 N. Elmwood Drive, Medina, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Donors get a Browns T-shirt and are eligible to win a number of special prizes.

An autographed Browns team photo, autographed football and pair of tickets to a Browns preseason game will be given away at each site. Winners will be notified by the Red Cross.




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