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Pink Heals Tour Makes Stop, Hosts Blood Drive in Delafield to Support Those Battling Cancer

Badger-Hawkeye

August 23, 2012
 

DELAFIELD, Wis. - With eye-catching pink fire trucks and specially designed merchandise, the Pink Heals Tour is making a stop in Delafield on August 27 to raise awareness and provide support for those who are battling cancer. Attendees are encouraged to donate blood with the American Red Cross in honor of cancer patients who may require blood transfusions over the course of their treatments.

“It’s very fitting that the Red Cross has teamed up with the Pink Heals Lake Country Chapter to support loved ones who have been affected by cancer,” said Greg Novinska, CEO of the Red Cross Badger-Hawkeye Blood Services Region. “In the hour it takes to donate blood, you can help give someone a second chance at life.”

Monday, August 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Delafield Fish Hatchery
417 Main St., Delafield, Wis.

All presenting donors will receive a coupon for a free pint of Culver's famous frozen custard. Community members can donate blood and take part in several family-friendly events held throughout the day, including a block party and tribute to local cancer survivors. For more details, visit pinkhealslakecountry.org. 

All blood types are needed to ensure an adequate blood supply through the extended Labor Day weekend. Blood donors with types O negative, O positive, A negative or B negative blood are especially encouraged to give at this time and consider donating double red cells.

How to Donate Blood

Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental permission in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements. 

About the Pink Heals Tour

The tour, which features two pink fire engines and a pink truck company, is visiting cities across the country, holding health fairs focused on the importance of supporting women and increasing awareness of all types of cancer. The pink fire trucks are staffed by firefighters in pink turnouts and are adorned with thousands of signatures of breast cancer survivors, their family members and friends.

About the American Red Cross

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies more than 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.

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