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LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentuckians have the opportunity to give to an area charity without opening their checkbooks, thanks to a unique partnership between Kentucky Blood Center and S&S Tire.
The fourth annual S&S Tire $15,000 Charity Challenge, which begins Sunday and runs through May 31, has a dual purpose – helping ensure enough blood is available and providing financial support for charities.
During the month, 32 Kentucky charities will be recruiting people to donate blood in the name of the charity.
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.
Charities recruit people to give blood in the charity’s name. 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.
During the promotion, the standings will be updated each Monday on KBC’s website (kybloodcenter.org) and Facebook page (facebook.com/kybloodcenter).
The participating charities are:
Lexington RegionAmerican Cancer SocietyYMCA of Central KentuckyCASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates)Blue Grass Council, Boy Scouts of AmericaRonald McDonald House Charities of the BluegrassHospice of the BluegrassSt. Edward Catholic ChurchScott County Family Resource CenterReal Life Radio 1380Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation HospitalLexington Habitat for HumanitySouth Lexington Youth BaseballBluegrass Girls Fastpitch
Pikeville RegionBig Sandy Area Child Advocacy CenterChristian Appalachian ProjectHagerhill Free Will Baptist ChurchRelay for Life of Lee County – American Cancer SocietyRelay for Life of Owsley County – American Cancer SocietySt. Francis of Assisi School
Somerset RegionAndy Adkins Memorial Scholarship FundLancaster Women’s ClubRelay for Life of Casey County – American Cancer SocietyRelay for Life of Corbin – American Cancer SocietyRelay for Life of Estill County – American Cancer SocietyRelay for Life of Laurel County – American Cancer SocietyRelay for Life of Lincoln County – American Cancer SocietyRelay for Life of Madison County – American Cancer SocietyRelay for Life of Pulaski County – American Cancer SocietyRelay for Life of Russell County – American Cancer SocietyRelay for Life of Wayne County – American Cancer SocietyRelay for Life of Whitely County – American Cancer SocietyWhite Hall Elementary School
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 collect 400 pints of blood per day to meet area patients’ needs. Over the last year KBC distributed nearly 130,000 blood components. Visit KBC at kybloodcenter.org, or like KBC on Facebook at facebook.com/kybloodcenter and follow KBC on Twitter at twitter.com/kybloodcenter.