Greg Main Memorial Blood Drive
Hosted by KAFM & MfSMA
WEDNESDAY, May 3, 10:00AM - 3:30PM
Our local host team has partnered with Community Blood Center
to host a blood drive in memory of ASFPM past chair Greg Main, who lost his battle with cancer far too young. It will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 from 10:00am-3:30pm in the Exhibit hall. Attendees and ASFPM Chapters are encouraged to help contribute to this life-saving resource that many like Greg, depend on. A "most blood donated" graphic icon will be presented to the chapter that donates the most blood for use on their website and in their newsletters. 5K participants are still able to donate!
HOW TO DONATE
Those interested in donating can now pre-register and schedule a time to donate online
, by following the link
and entering the Sponsor Code: GregMain
. There will also be opportunities to register to donate once you arrive. The Community Blood Center will be taking onsite registrations all week long.
WHO RECEIVES THE DONATIONS
Community Blood Center
is a nonprofit blood bank that sends out almost 3,600 units of blood components each week to treat patients in nearly 60 Kasas City area hospitals. Community Blood Center has collected nearly 2,000,000 pints of blood since opening in 1958. That blood has helped over 800,000 people.
Gregory Alan Main, CFM
January 6, 1964 - October 22, 2015
ASFPM Chair 2009-2011
On Oct. 22, 2015 ASFPM past chair Greg Main succumbed quietly to illness surrounded by his family at home. Greg was the first ASFPM chair to pass on. Greg was a true floodplain management leader, dedicated ASFPM member, wonderful father to two sons, loving husband to wife Melanie, consummate hunter and fisher, and a great friend to many. Greg served in numerous ASFPM leadership roles, including chair, vice chair, treasurer, Region 5 board director, 2001 conference program chair, CRS Task Force state representative, and ASFPM Awards Committee member.
Greg received the prestigious “Jerry Louthain Service to Members Award” at the 2015 ASFPM conference in Atlanta for helping promote effective national and state policy and practice in floodplain management. He also received numerous awards from Indiana and FEMA Region V for his long-time work as the Indiana NFIP state coordinator and co-founder of the Indiana Association for Floodplain and Stormwater Management. Greg not only brought on-the-ground experience, but also a sense of practicality to getting things done helping communities and people be safer and think about how they could reduce their risk of flooding.