Using description from SET BLOG DESCRIPTION in PHP code

Is there a way I can include the site description so that description shows in a listing of blogs?
I have the following code to show blogs current user is member of:

if(is_user_logged_in()) {
global $current_user;
  $blogs = get_blogs_of_user( $current_user->id );
     if($blogs) {
     	 foreach ( $blogs as $blog ) {
         echo '<li><a href="http://' . $blog->domain . $blog->path .'">' .  $blog->blogname . '</a></li>';

Is it possible to include the description directly in the code or is it better to use a shortcode and include?