WHAT:10th Annual Battle of the Badges Appreciation Lunch
WHEN: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 12:00pm – 1:00pm
WHERE: Maggiano’s Little Italy 189 The Grove Dr., Suite # Z80 Los Angeles, CA 90036
WHO: LAPD – Chief Charlie Beck LASPD – Chief Steven Zipperman Upland Police Department – Chief Brian Johnson
WHY: The Battle of the Badges blood drives began in 2007 in Southern California as an opportunity for badge-carrying personnel to help hospital patients in need through a friendly competition. The program has become the nation’s largest and most successful law enforcement blood drive.
This year, the Battle of the Badges Campaign achieved approximately 4,794 units of life-saving blood – that’s up to 14,282 lives that may have been saved.
Nearly 40,000 law enforcement officers, first responders, friends and family have rolled up their sleeves, over the years of the campaign to help earn bragging right for the agency that collects the most units of blood.
Every day, badge-carrying personnel inspire their communities by putting their lives on the line to protect and serve. By participating in this initiative, they have showcased yet another aspect of heroism by demonstrating your unwavering commitment to community service.
CONTACT: For further information please contact the Los Angeles Police Department Community Relationship Division at (213) 486-6000 or American Red Cross at (213) 280-6274.