JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Donating with The Blood Alliance (TBA) during the months of October, November and December 2011 meant that with one blood donation, donors would help raise money for local breast cancer research, feed local families in need, raise money for wounded warriors, and fund pediatric research for children with deadly myopathies. The Blood Alliance, enriching lives since 1942, presented checks with its community partner Comcast Business Class, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 9:30 a.m., at its Deerwood Headquarters. Representatives from Wounded Warrior Project, The Donna Foundation, Second Harvest and the Joshua Frase Foundation were on hand for the check presentation.
TBA donated $1 each to The Donna Foundation (in October), Second Harvest (in November) and the Joshua Frase Foundation (in December) for each blood donation made at any of its donor centers (the promotions did not include bloodmobiles or special events). TBA also donated $5 for every 50 online accumulated ePoints donated back by donors in its Hero Rewards Store online. Additionally, special Veteran’s Day blood drives held in SE Georgia and NE Florida also raised money for the Wounded Warrior Project on Nov. 11, 2011. To top it off, Comcast Business Class partnered with TBA to contribute $1,500 to each of these causes, a total of $6,000.
Second Harvest received nearly $7,000 as a result of the campaign, which translates into nearly 49,000 meals for north Florida families in need.The gift came about thanks to 2,961 Donor Center Blood donations.
Photo Caption: Recipients gather together after receiving their checks: Paul Frase (Joshua Frase Foundation), Julie Terrazzano (Donna Foundation), Kimberly Mariani (Second Harvest) and Dan Schnock (Wounded Warrior Project).
About The Blood Alliance
The Blood Alliance (TBA) provides blood to more than 40 hospitals and medical facilities in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina. It provides a safe and adequate blood supply to the regions it serves and is a member of America’s Blood Centers – a national network of independent community blood centers responsible for nearly half of the nation’s blood supply. TBA has been enriching lives since 1942 and is a non-profit community blood center licensed by the FDA and accredited by the AABB. For more information please visit: www.igiveblood.com or call: 888.99.TBA.HERO.