Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati has once again partnered with Gold Star Chili for the fourth year in a row to present the, “BE A CHILI EATIN’, BLOOD GIVIN’, LIFESAVIN’ ROCKSTAR” Summer Blood Drive Tour at a neighborhood near you.
Gold Star Chili is a proud supporter of Hoxworth Blood Center and it recognizes that the summer months bring lower than ideal donations with a higher than average usage.
“The past three years of the ‘Summer Blood Drive Tour’ have been extremely successful,” said Alecia Lipton, Hoxworth Community Relations Manager. “To date, the partnership with Gold Star Chili has resulted in the collection of 1,927 blood products which helped to save 4,361 lives in the Tri-State.”
The “BE A CHILI EATIN’, BLOOD GIVIN’, LIFESAVIN’ ROCKSTAR” Summer Blood Drive Tour kicks-off at the Finneytown Gold Star location (6531 Winton Road) on Friday, May 24 between the hours of 12:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
During the Tour, all registered donors will receive a FREE official Summer Tour T-Shirt and a Gold Star Cheese Coney! Individuals who make a double red blood donation will receive a coupon for a FREE Gold Star Chili Double Decker Sandwich and those who make a platelet donation will receive a coupon for a FREE Gold Star Chili 3-way.
The Tour will include 43 drives or “stops” at twenty-seven Gold Star locations and sixteen Hoxworth Neighborhood Donor Centers. For a complete list of Tour dates and locations, see the official Tour poster above.
For the Hoxworth Neighborhood Donor Center stops, hot Cheese Coneys will be served (12p.m. - 3 p.m. only; after 3 p.m., Cheese Coney coupons will be available.)
FOX19-WXIX Cincinnati returns as the official media partner for the Summer Tour with live broadcasts from certain Tour stops, as well as an in-studio kickoff on FOX19 Morning Xtra, Tuesday, May 21 at 9:15 a.m.
Your donation could help someone like Catherine (pictured below), a happy and outgoing young girl who just happens to love Gold Star! Six years ago, Catherine was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.
But today, thanks to treatment and lifesaving blood donations, Catherine is free to eat her fill of Gold Star!
Schedule your donation TODAY...in TWO simple ways!
1. By calling our Appointment Center at (513) 451-0910
2. Online by clicking the Donor Portal icon below and typing, "Gold Star" in the "Name of Location" field, and hitthing the "Search" button.