FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
THE BACHELOR BRAD GETS HEARTS PUMPING THIS SATURDAY AT
AMERICAN RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE IN LOS ANGELES
ABC’s The Bachelor and the American Red Cross Team Up to Raise Awareness
About the Importance of Blood Donations During National Blood Donor Month
Current Bachelor Brad Womack, Series Host Chris Harrison and Former
Bachelors and Bachelorettes Will Greet Fans; Attendees Can Enter
Sweepstakes to Win Invitation to Taping of the
“Women Tell All” Episode on February 26
Twitter Pitch: #TheBachelor & American Red Cross nat’l blood drive begins Sat 1/8 in L.A. Sign up to donate & meet Brad Womack: http://bit.ly/fTxbs2
BURBANK, Calif. (January 5, 2011) — In conjunction with the new season of ABC’s The Bachelor (Mondays 8:00–10:00 p.m. ET/PT), the American Red Cross and the hit relationship reality series are joining forces to remind everyone about the importance of donating blood throughout National Blood Donor Month in January.
The month-long national promotion to encourage blood donations kicks off this Saturday, January 8, in the Los Angeles area, with appearances by current Bachelor Brad Womack, series host Chris Harrison and a number of former Bachelors and Bachelorettes who will be on site to thank blood donors for their generosity and to encourage individuals to donate blood through the Red Cross to help save lives. Attendees
- Date: Saturday, January 8
- Time: 7:00 a.m.–2 p.m.: Blood drive
10:30 a.m.–1 p.m.: Appearances by current Bachelor Brad Womack, series host Chris Harrison, and former Bachelors and Bachelorettes, including DeAnna Pappas, Kypton Locke and Tenley Molzhan
- Location: American Red Cross Blood Donor Center
6338 Variel Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
- To schedule an appointment to donate at The Bachelor Los Angeles blood drive, click at the following link— http://bit.ly/fjXO5N — and enter the sponsor code BACHELOR. For more information about donating blood or to schedule an appointment for any blood drive, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org and use the sponsor code BACHELOR. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood.
- Anyone who visits this blood drive and who meets sweepstakes eligibility requirements will have the opportunity to enter a sweepstakes drawing. One winner plus a guest will receive an invitation and ground transportation to the taping of the “Women Tell All” episode scheduled to take place on February 26, 2011, courtesy of The Bachelor.
SOCIAL MEDIA CONTACTS
THE BACHELOR ON TWITTER:
Chris Harrison @Chrisbharrison http://twitter.com/chrisbharrison
DeAnna Pappas @DeAnnaPappas http://twitter.com/DeAnnaPappas
Kiptyn Locke @kiptyn http://www.twitter.com/kiptyn
THE BACHELOR ON FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/TheBachelor
THE BACHELOR OFFICIAL WEBSITE: http://abc.go.com/TheBachelor
In addition to visiting the Los Angeles blood drive, Womack and several former Bachelors and Bachelorettes will be visiting select blood drives in Dallas, Philadelphia and Chicago during the month of January.
“Every two seconds a hospital patient in this country needs blood,” said Brad Womack. “I am glad the show gives us this chance to help the Red Cross teach people how important it is to donate blood. I am a proud blood donor myself and encourage others to give this lifesaving gift.”
“The American Red Cross would like to thank ABC’s The Bachelor for helping us raise awareness about the need for regular blood donations,” said Cliff Numark, Chief Executive Officer for the American Red Cross Southern California Blood Region. “Having Brad and former Bachelors and Bachelorettes on hand to greet and thank people for their blood donations is a wonderful tribute to Red Cross blood donors and the patients they may help.”
About The Bachelor
In the hit primetime reality series The Bachelor, one lucky man is offered the chance to find true love. The single and eligible Bachelor embarks on a romantic journey, getting to know a bevy of beautiful bachelorettes, gradually narrowing the field to the one woman to whom he may propose marriage in the dramatic season finale. Hosted by Chris Harrison, The Bachelor is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies nearly half of the nation’s blood; teaches lifesaving skills; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a charitable organization — not a government agency — and depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit www.redcross.org or join our blog at http://blog.redcross.org.
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