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MSDRPEPPER says: My DH won an award - film 8:10am TV12 Monday 7/16

Saturday, July 14, 2012

The above is basically what I used to huddle with, with some minor tweaks for non-local SP groups.

Then I changed my status update to say:
MSDRPEPPER is happy that My DH won the first ever "Good Cookie Award" from Keebler, for top volunteer at American Red Cross. Film coming up at 8:10 AM on KWCH - TV 12 Monday 7/16.

Back story: a year or more ago, the American Red Cross basically discontinued providing a lot of the food snacks used to refresh donors of whole blood (I'm not sure what they do with pheresis donors - been 15-20 years since I last did that.).

At some point after this decision (due to ARC budget cuts) Keebler entered a partnership with ARC to provide snacks for their donors.


www.redcrossblood.org/ke
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www.redcross.org/portal/
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Hmmm Keebler isnt saying "Nada" on their news... www.keebler.com/WhatsNew
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So anyway, he's already got the T-shirt... But the actual award is to be made on teewee Monday morning. Guess I'll go to the station with him. It'll be crack-of-dawn-thirty-early... Doubtless there will be Keebler snacks for me to try to avoid.

It's a nice honor, and we're told they plan to make this an annual award, honoring Red Cross donors or other volunteers.

And apparently - we'll get free Keebler Cookies for a year!!!

ERRRRRK!

Did I mention that they are wonderfully addictive and at least two of the cookie models contain my arch enemy, High Fructose Corn Syrup??
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I think we will be sharing these cookies with many others... Hopefully not enabling the recipients or torpedoing their weight loss efforts...
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So... Thats about what I can think of now.

Oh yes, later in the day he is to record some sort of promo for a local radio station B98-FM in Wichita and hang out at the blood drive out at the E Kellogg Walmart (east of Greenwich Road). In. The. Heat. 12 - 3 pm! Be there or be somewhere else in air-conditioned comfort.

Oh and in other news, its my understanding that for awhile this summer, not remembering the cut-off date, but younger donors 16-21 years of age can be entered in a drawing for a scholarship - I'm wanting to say $5,000.00 but not for sure. Need to look at the ARC Website. Rules have changed, so kids 16 and older can donate blood with parental permission (probably also legal guardian?), and maybe also same minimum weight (used to be 110 pounds?). So many adults don't qualify due to health issues, medications they are on, travel overseas, etc. and perhaps some of the needs can be met by younger teens and adults donating.

Okay!

8:10 am Monday morning on Channel 12 - KWCH (CBS affiliate, and who knows if this gets picked up on the national feed?).

"We Thank You For Your Support!"
(ooooops wrong commercial!)
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PHEBESS 7/17/2012 9:31AM

    That's wonderful!!!!! Congrats to your DH!!!!!

And you could always donate the cookies to a school, senior center, back to the Red Cross for their volunteers as well as the donors, to the police, firefighters, even your local crisis line volunteers, if you have a place like that.

My brother and I once baked cookies and took them to the cops on New Year's Eve, because they were volunteering to drive drunk people home after midnight. The cops were SO appreciative!

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GETUP-N-GOGIRL 7/15/2012 11:00AM

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LESLIELENORE 7/15/2012 10:56AM

    emoticon I used to give blood every time I could, but now I can't for medical reasons. It is an important thing to do if you can. (A year's worth of free cookies! Erk!!)

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LINDA! 7/15/2012 12:05AM

    Congrats to your DH!!

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