Saucony® to Host Blood Drive for Boston Children’s Hospital to Honor 2023 One Boston Day
April 11, 2023
Saucony blood drives to benefit Boston Children’s patients; donors to receive a pair of Saucony running shoes in recognition of their ‘act of kindness’
WALTHAM, MA (April 11, 2023) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – To mark One Boston Day and the tragedy of April 15, 2013, global performance running lifestyle brand Saucony is teaming up with Boston Children’s Hospital to support a series of blood drives to benefit the Hospital’s Blood Donor Center. The blood drives will be held Friday, April 14; Saturday, April 15; and Sunday, April 16 to support the needs of Boston Children’s Hospital patients. As a thank you, the first 225 presenting donors will receive a voucher for a free pair of Saucony Triumph 20 sneakers. To schedule a blood donation appointment, please visit https://www.halfpints.childrenshospital.org/ or call 617-355-6677.
“When Mayor Wu put out a call to action for the community to come together for acts of kindness to honor those forever impacted by the 2013 Marathon tragedy, we turned to our friends at Boston Children’s Hospital — one of the hospitals that was on the front lines of the bombings — to see how we could best contribute,” said Anne Cavassa, Saucony president. “Our local blood supply is always vulnerable to shortages and one group of people hit particularly hard by blood shortages are pediatric patients. Our blood drives during One Boston weekend have the potential to provide blood to nearly 800 patients. We invite the community to donate in recognition of those who lost their lives and to celebrate our community’s spirit of care for one another.”
In honor of the victims, survivors and first responders of the 2013 Marathon, Saucony is also making a donation to Boston Children’s Trust, the philanthropically-focused resource of the hospital.
To make a donation: When and Where
For additional information or to make an appointment, please visit https://www.halfpints.childrenshospital.org/ or call 617-355-6677.
|Friday 4/14||8:30AM-2:30PM||Bloodmobile: Boston Children’s Main Campus 300 Longwood Ave|
|Friday 4/14||7:00AM-4:30PM||Donor Center: 333 Longwood Ave|
Bloodmobile: Our Lady of Assumption Parish
40 Canal Street Marshfield, MA
|Saturday 4/15||7:30AM-3:00PM||Donor Center: 333 Longwood Ave|
|Sunday 4/16||7:30AM-3:00PM||Donor Center: 333 Longwood Ave|
- All blood donors must be 17 years old or age 16 with parental consent and weigh 110 lbs. A photo ID is required to donate blood. Prior to your appointment, please eat a healthy meal and be well hydrated.
- Blood donation appointments take less than an hour and can help as many as four patients who rely on donations from healthy volunteers. Blood donations directly benefit Boston Children’s patients undergoing cancer treatment, cardiac surgery or transplant, those with genetic blood disorders who need regular blood transfusions and those impacted by traumatic injuries.
- To show your support, share photos of your donation on social media using the hashtag #GivePintsforHalfPints.
- Boston Children’s Hospital employees are welcome and encouraged to donate blood but are not eligible to receive a free pair of sneakers.
About Saucony: Saucony, the ‘Original Running Brand’ and a division of Wolverine World Wide, Inc. (NYSE: WWW), is a leading global performance running brand that fuses innovation, style and culture. Widely recognized for award-winning technologies including PWRRUN™ PB, PWRRUN+™, and SPEEDROLL™, Saucony creates innovative technical and lifestyle footwear and apparel across Road, Trail and Originals. Founded in 1898, Saucony exists to inspire and enable people to live a better life through running culture, self-expression and their impact on the world. For more information, go to www.saucony.com.
Sharon Barbano | Saucony