S&S Tire $15,000 Charity Challenge Begins Soon April 27, 2012

Fifth Annual Competition Runs May 1-31


LEXINGTON, Ky. – For the fifth year in a row, Kentucky charities will be recruiting blood donors in hopes of winning cash in the S&S Tire $15,000 Charity Challenge.

Charity Challenge has a dual purpose – helping ensure enough blood is available and providing financial support for charities. During May, 29 participating charities will be asking their friends and supporters to give blood in the name of the charity at any Kentucky Blood Center donor center or blood drive.

S&S Tire will award $3,500 to the top winners in each region (Lexington, Pikeville and Somerset) and $1,500 to the runner-up in each region.

Donors can give blood at any KBC donor center or mobile blood drive in any of the more than 60 counties KBC serves. Charities do not have to host a blood drive to participate. In order for the charity to receive points, donors must mention the name of the charity when registering to give blood.

During the promotion, the standings will be updated each Monday on KBC’s website (www.kybloodcenter.org) and Facebook page (facebook.com/kybloodcenter).

The participating charities are:

Lexington Region
American Cancer Society
Beaumont Centre Family YMCA
Blue Grass Council, Boy Scouts of America
Bluegrass Runners
CASA of Lexington
Friends of Powell County’s Pets
Health Now Clinic
Hospice of the Bluegrass
Lexington Dream Factory
Lexington Habitat for Humanity
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Bluegrass
Rose Mary C. Brooks Place
Scott County Family Resource Center
South Lexington Youth Baseball
St. Edward Catholic Church
Sweet Blessings

Pikeville Region
Christian Appalachian Project
Hagerhill Free Will Baptist Church
Judi’s Place for Kids
Lee County Relay for Life – American Cancer Society
New Generation Worship Center
St. Francis of Assisi School
Whitesburg Bike Nite 


Somerset Region
Andy Adkins Memorial Scholarship Fund
Casey County Relay for Life – American Cancer Society
Corbin Relay for Life – American Cancer Society
Lancaster Women’s Club
Pulaski County Relay for Life – American Cancer Society
Whitely County Relay for Life  – American Cancer Society

To make an appointment or to find the nearest donation location, visit kybloodcenter.org or call 800.775.2522.

Visit KBC at www.kybloodcenter.org, or like KBC on Facebook at facebook.com/kybloodcenter and follow KBC on Twitter at twitter.com/kybloodcenter.

About Kentucky Blood Center

KBC, the largest FDA licensed blood bank headquartered in Kentucky, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring a safe, adequate blood supply for patients at nearly 70 Kentucky hospitals and clinics in more than 60 counties. KBC relies on volunteers to donate 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs. Over the last year KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components.