The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

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May 24, 2013

The American Red Cross & Carowinds Team Up for Blood Drive Honoring the Military

Thursday, May 23, 2013 — This Memorial Day weekend, the American Red Cross and Carowinds invite people to give the gift of life, honor military men and women, and enjoy family time at their Military Appreciation blood drive.

 

May 24, 2013

1:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Carowinds (Drop-off Parking Lot)

14523 Carowinds Boulevard

Charlotte NC, 28273

 

All presenting donors will receive:

TWO $20 discount vouchers to Carowinds (*Tickets valid May 26 or 27)

A FREE American Red Cross T-shirt

A chance to win a $1,000 gift card

FREE parking for participants

 

“Our military men and women make so many sacrifices, ” said Bart Kinzel, Carowinds general manager. 

“We’re proud to partner with the American Red Cross to honor these men and women, and serve an important need in the community with blood donation.”

 

For more information or to schedule an appointment to donate, please call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code Carowinds.

 

The Red Cross Carolinas Blood Services Region provides lifesaving blood to patients in 103 hospitals.  Approximately 1,600 people need to give blood or platelets each week day to meet hospital demands.

 

Blood can be safely donated every 56 days.  Most healthy people who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent) and weigh at least 110 pounds are eligible to donate blood to the Red Cross.  Donors who are 18 years and younger must also meet specific height and weight requirements.  A Red Cross blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification, are required at check-in.  

 

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 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.

 

About Carowinds:

Carowinds is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.”  In addition to Carowinds, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, four water parks, one indoor water park, and five hotels.  Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in California under a management contract.

 

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