Why I Do What I Do: Sherri Glenn
My journey with the Community Blood Center of the Carolinas has truly been a joy; because of the overwhelming love that I have for community service. I have been with CBCC for six years, and I now have the great pleasure to continue to grow personally as well as professionally by helping to launch our new Sickle Cell Program. Through this program we will develop the African American donor population to meet the needs of our Sickle Cell patients. Our patients can use an average of four pints of blood per month. It’s a joy to work so closely in a field that I enjoy. Every day, I am able to give back and take home the rewarding feeling that I helped educate donors and save lives.
Where my passion for service all began; was on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Aiken, SC. I received my Bachelors of Arts in Communication, and was an active member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Through my sorority we dedicated several hours of service to various organizations,; some included: facilitating a canned food drive for the Golden Harvest Food Bank, beautifying a shelter for battered women and developing fundraising activities to raise money for cancer research. Each of these projects became near and dear to my heart, in turn growing the love I have to help others.
In my spare time I truly enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My mother Jeanette, sister Angie and I are very close – I consider them my role models. It brought me great joy on March 23, 2005 when my first niece Jordyn was born. She is just one of my three nieces that I love to spoil, as well as my nephew Cameron. I am also an avid reader, love watching NBA Basketball “Go Boston,” playing volleyball and shopping with my best friends Kim and Martina.
I am excited about my growth with CBCC and looking forward to the development of the sickle cell program, which will have an everlasting impact on our community.