Want to win a party with Green Bay fullback John Kuhn?
Then you might want to roll up your sleeve and start donating blood.
The BloodCenter of Wisconsin joins blood collection organizations around the country to recognize January as National Blood Donor Month – a time to honor the generosity of donors who take time out of their busy schedules to give the gift of life.
BloodCenter is offering an additional incentive to donate this month, with its Run Your Route challenge extended to Jan. 13. The challenge has area donor centers competing for a post-season party with Kuhn. With just a week left in the competition, the Racine and Manitowoc donor centers are tied for the lead.
Wauwatosa, which after all is home to the BloodCenter, is ranked sixth.
Come on, Tosa! We can do better than that.
- Racine, 1120 S. Sunnyslope Rd., and Manitowoc, 333 Reed Ave.
- Greenfield, 7210 W. Edgerton Ave.
- Waukesha, 2111 Springdale Rd.
- Kenosha, 8064 39th Ave.
- Milwaukee, 638 N 18th St.
- Wauwatosa, 8733 Watertown Plank Rd.
- Brown Deer, 5960 W. Brown Deer Rd.
- West Bend, 130 Valley Ave.
- Sheboygan, 1018 S. Taylor Dr.
- Marshfield, 508 N. Central, Ste. 101
Anyone who attempts to donate before January 13 at the winning donor center will be invited to the post-season party. Visit www.bcw.edu/kuhn to track the competition and watch a video of the Pro Bowl fullback’s inspirational message about why he gives. Party location and details will be disclosed when the winning donor center is announced.
To schedule an appointment, donors can visit www.bcw.edu or call 1-877-BE-A-HERO (1-877-232-4376). Appointments are preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.
Kuhn is passionate about blood donation because of a serious motorcycle accident that involved his father in 1981. His dad, also named John, received several units of blood following the accident.
Donors are encouraged to help save lives and take part in the Run Your Route challenge. It’s a great way to give back to your community AND get a chance to meet John Kuhn.
Blood is traditionally in short supply during the winter months due to holiday travel schedules, inclement weather and illness. January in particular is a difficult month for blood donations and supplies often run dangerously low when needed most.
With increased risks for injuries and accidents, each donation counts more than ever. This week, BloodCenter would like to encourage all eligible community members to participate in National Blood Donor Month and attempt to donate.