The end of the summer means the end of the Donate Life Challenge. If you don’t know about what the challenge is all about, it’s an exciting and life-saving corporate competition designed to boost awareness and action with regard to organ, eye, tissue and blood donation. 44 Companies from all over WNY earned and accumulated points by completing the events and tasks offered as part of the Donate Life Challenge. In the end, around 2,200 potential lives were saved in local hospitals. At the end of the summer the company with the most points was declared the winner!
The employees of Independent health held a successful blood drive, had a packed house to gather for a lunch to learn about organ, eye and tissue donation. Upper Management supported and encouraged employees to take part in the challenge, thanks to drive sponsor Cindy White.
“I encourage all associates to support this important initiative, as it’s a great way to demonstrate your committment to improving the health and well-being of everyone in WNY. It is important we do our part to educate our associaltes about the importance of life-saving organ, eye, tissue and blood donation, as it is through awareness and education that we can truly make a difference.”
Thomas Foals, Chief Medical Officer, Independent Health
Congrats to Independent Health for a job well done!
This is the oldest family owned and operated nursing facility in WNY. Ann Briody-Petock is the sponsor here and provides great leadership and support for the blood drive. We’re so grateful to have the support of this Western NY business.
Congrats to Briody Healthcare!
First Niagara, Ridge Lea
Kudos to First Niagara for hosting 2 blood drives along with 2 info tables this summer. Sponsor Ken Stoll walks the office asking people to donate blood, which helped the employees exceed blood goals both drives. This was no small feat, given that these drives were held around the same time as the HSBC merger was taking place. Employees were busy and free time was non-existent, yet they still took time to donate blood.
Way to go First Niagara, Ridge Lea!
“Donor Day Winner”
The Donor Day category is for companies who host their blood drives at one of Unyts’ four neighborhood blood donation centers. Sponsors Christine Incorvaia and owner Ted Kuzniarek personally asked staff to participate in the challenge, resulting in an amazing turnout and staff support! It was one of the largest donor day blood drives of the summer. We are also thrilled that Upstate Pharmacy is following up with a Golf Tournament later this year, with proceeds to benefit Unyts.
Awesome job, Upstate Pharmacy!