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32nd Annual Red Cross Gala News

The Eagle Oaks Country Club was alive with celebration and music on Saturday, March 21, 2015 for the 32nd Annual Charity Gala, Red, White and Bling.  The event is the biggest fund raiser of the year for the local Red Cross and helps provide much needed funding for services and programs in Monmouth and Ocean counties.  This year’s Gala honored three noted community leaders as Clara Barton Humanitarians;  Dr. Steven Crawford of Meridian Occupational Health, Carol Stillwell of Stillwell-Hanson Inc. and Thomas Donovan, Publisher, President of Asbury Park Press.

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Dr. Steven Crawford, Meridian Health & Honoree – Carol Stillwell, Stillwell Hansen & Honoree – Nancy Orlando, CEO American Red Cross, South Jersey Chapter – Thomas Donovan, President/Publisher of Gannett & Honoree

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gala participants enjoyed dozens of silent auction items with live auction items including a Salt Creek Grille group dinner, Publisher for the day at APP, Napa Valley Trip for Two and a Taste of Italy at Buona Sera Restaurant in Red Bank.   Live music by Tim McLoone and the Shirleys was enjoyed by everyone with many dancing the night away with their partners.

Gala Honorary Committee: Kathleen Abatemarco, Steve “Biddy” Bidgood and Tim McLoone

Co-Chairs of the Gala: Linda A. Savino and John Weiss

Gala Sponsors are as follows:

Alston & Bird, LLP

Asbury Park Press

CBA Industries

HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospitals of Tinton Falls and Toms River

Industrial Cooling Corporation

Meridian Health

New Jersey Natural Gas

Stillwell-Hansen, Inc.

TD Bank

 

Gala Underwriters:

The Kurr Foundation – Awards

Sysco Metro New York – Dessert

Amboy National Bank

Marilyn and Philip Perricone

Warren Diamond

Jersey Central Power & Light

 

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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

Help Neighbors Through The Red Cross And Become An Everyday Hero

The American Red Cross encourages eligible blood donors to become everyday heroes by giving blood in celebration of Red Cross Month this March.

 

Since 1943, every president has designated March as Red Cross Month – a time to recognize those who support the Red Cross. Local communities depend on the Red Cross, which relies on donations of time, money and blood to fulfill its humanitarian mission.

 

It doesn’t take a cape or superpowers to be a hero. By donating blood, eligible donors can help save the lives of patients in need. Those who are unable to give blood can support blood donations by organizing a blood drive, volunteering to assist with Red Cross activities, or creating a SleevesUp virtual blood drive online at redcrossblood.org/SleevesUp and asking others to make a lifesaving donation.

 

To make an appointment to give blood, download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).

 

Upcoming blood donation opportunities

 

NJ

 

Hunterdon

 

Flemington

3/19/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Hunterdon Central Regional High School, 84 Route 31

Mercer

 

Princeton Township

3/17/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Central New Jersey Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

3/20/2015: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Central New Jersey Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

3/21/2015: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Central New Jersey Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

3/24/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Central New Jersey Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

3/27/2015: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m., Central New Jersey Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

3/28/2015: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m., Central New Jersey Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

3/31/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., Central New Jersey Blood Donation Center WB, 707 Alexander Road, Central New Jersey Chapter

 

Trenton

3/22/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., St. Mary’s Cathedral, 16 Bank Street

 

West Windsor

3/29/2015: 8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Congregation Beth Chaim, 329 Village Road East

Middlesex

 

Edison

3/21/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., Edison VFW Post 3117, 57 National Road

3/21/2015: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., New Dover United Methodist Church, 687 New Dover Road

Monmouth

 

Manasquan

3/30/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., JP Morgan Chase Branch Office, 2500 Route 35 and Lakewood Road

 

Tinton Falls

3/26/2015: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., American Red Cross, 1540 W. Park Avenue

3/26/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., American Red Cross, 1540 W. Park Avenue

 

Ocean

 

Beach Haven

3/19/2015: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m., Beach Haven Volunteer Fire Department, South Bay Avenue

 

Manahawkin

3/27/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Moose Lodge, 120 Route 72

 

Stafford

3/23/2015: 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m., The Ocean Club, 700 Main Street

3/23/2015: 8 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., The Ocean Club, 700 Main Street

 

Toms River

3/18/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., TR Hotel, 290 Route 37 East

3/26/2015: 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Silverton Fire Company, 15 Kettle Creek Road

3/30/2015: 3 p.m. – 8 p.m., American Legion Post 129, 2025 Church Road

 

Union

 

Elizabeth

3/30/2015: 8:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Alexander Hamilton Academy, 310 Cherry Street

 

 

How to Donate:
Simply download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) 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 consent 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.How to donate blood

 

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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.

NY Giants Fans Urged to Roll Up a Sleeve and Give to Help Prevent a Summer Shortage

The New York Football Giants are teaming up with the American Red Cross to host their 4th Annual Blood Drive, presented by Bob’s Discount Furniture as part of the NBC 4 Giants Health Expo on Saturday, July 19 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at MetLife Stadium.

The drive comes at a crucial time: during the summer months of June, July and August, on average, about two fewer donors schedule an appointment to give blood at each American Red Cross blood drive than what patients need. This can add up to more than 100,000 fewer donations during the summer.

“The Red Cross hopes Giants fans will join us in making the commitment to help save lives by coming out to donate blood,” said Robert Kessler, CEO, Red Cross Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region. “Every day this summer is a chance to give hope to a patient in need by donating blood.”

“We are proud to partner with the American Red Cross and Bob’s Discount Furniture on this life-saving initiative,” said Mike Stevens, SVP and CMO, New York Football Giants. “We’ve experienced great success at our past blood drives and sincerely thank Bob’s for promoting the program so effectively on NBC 4 New York to help maximize donations at our second annual Health Expo. We believe that successful partnerships can achieve great accomplishments and the Red Cross, Bob’s and NBC 4 New York have been spectacular partners in working together to make this blood drive even more successful.”

All presenting donors will get the chance to meet a Giants Legend, and receive a special personal photo. The first thousand blood donors will receive a limited edition Giants t-shirt. Free parking will also be available for all donors at the event.

Throughout the day, numerous randomly selected blood donors will win autographed NY Giants items.

Bring the whole family! There’s fun for all with balloon clowns, face painters and play on the stadium field! Plus, Bob’s Discount Furniture will be giving away 20 gift cards in hourly drawings.

“We’re honored to support the American Red Cross and their lifesaving services for more than 17 years,” said Bob Kaufman, President Emeritus and Co-Founder, Bob’s Discount Furniture. “We are pleased to partner with the Red Cross and the New York Giants and provide a day of family fun at MetLife Stadium, while at the same time helping to save lives.”

Each day the Red Cross needs 15,000 blood donations to meet the needs of patients at approximately 2,700 hospital and transfusion centers across the country.

Eligible blood and platelet donors are urged to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent a summer shortage. Blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed.

While walk-ins are welcome, blood donors are highly encouraged to schedule an appointment in advance to help minimize wait times and to ensure they have ample time for photo opportunities.

A limited number of appointments are available, so please Click Here or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and schedule your appointment NOW!

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 visit us on Twitter at @RedCrossBloodPJ.

About the New York Giants

A cornerstone franchise of the National Football League, the New York Football Giants began play in 1925. With eight championships, including a victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, their second in five seasons, the Giants are the only franchise in the NFL with a Super Bowl victory in each of the last four decades. Headquartered at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center in East Rutherford, N.J., the Giants enter their 90th season of play this fall. www.giants.com

About Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation

Through the Bob’s Discount Furniture Charitable Foundation and Bob’s Outreach program, Bob Kaufman, Cathy Poulin and all of Bob’s Discount Furniture employees support hundreds of nonprofit organizations with sponsorships and charitable contributions.  For over 15 years Bobs Discount Furniture has partnered with the American Red Cross in New England and has through direct in store blood drives raised over 21,000 productive units and over 8,000 units through a blood mobile donated in 2006.  Among the many other supported charities are Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, National Conference for Community Justice, The Johan Santana Foundation, The Andrus Children Center and Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.  For more information about the foundation and Bob’s Discount Furniture, visit http://bobscares.org.

*prizes are nontransferable and not redeemable for cash.  All scheduled appearances are subject to change.

The American Red Cross and Suburban Propane Encourage You to Fuel Your Community This June by Donating Blood

The American Red Cross and Suburban Propane are teaming up once again to help ensure the community blood supply remains strong, by encouraging donors to schedule a generous blood donation this June.

The month-long “Fuel Your Community” campaign aims to raise awareness among Suburban Propane employees, customers, and the population as a whole about the need for blood, which is an essential component for patient care in area hospitals.

Throughout June, Suburban Propane volunteers will also assist with 38 blood drives in the Northeastern United States, reminding everyone that the need for blood never takes a vacation.

“Cancer patients, those fighting blood diseases, and accident victims depend on donors to ensure that our blood supply remains stable as summer donations decline,” said Anthony C. Tornetta, Spokesman, Penn-Jersey Blood Services Region. “The Red Cross and Suburban Propane encourage people to roll up your sleeve to donate blood and bring hope to their communities.”

Summer travel and activities often conflicts with donation appointments for regularly scheduled donors.  In fact, during the months of June, July and August, about two fewer donors give blood at each Red Cross blood drive than is needed.  Blood cannot be manufactured.  The only source is a generous volunteer.

“The Fuel Your Community Campaign gives Suburban Propane a chance to give back and help save lives during the summer months when blood donations typically drop.  Dozens of our employees will help promote, recruit, and donate at blood drives from Maine to South Carolina,” said Mark Wienberg, Suburban Propane Chief Operating Officer. “The need for blood is constant.  Our employees are very proud to participate in this on-going partnership with the American Red Cross.”

Choose your day to make a difference through a generous blood donation so patients and hospitals will be better assured to have this lifesaving product readily available to them all summer.  All presenting donors during the month of June will be eligible to win a $200 gift card courtesy of Suburban Propane.

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 consent 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 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 visit us on

Twitter at @RedCross.