The Foundation for America’s Blood Centers (FABC) Introduces ABC’s Got Talent Season 2! Submitted by Jodi Zand, America's Blood Centers

Wed, January 11, 2017 11:26 AM | Steve Bolton

After a very successful inaugural talent show at the ABC Annual Meeting in March 2015—which raised over $30,000—the FABC is bringing the talent back to Washington, D.C. in 2017!

 

ABC’s Got Talent is a fun way for ABC blood center member employees, ADRP Subscribers,  family members, friends, vendors, or anyone affiliated with an ABC member blood center to support the FABC while showcasing the many talents of the blood donation industry.

 

All types of talent are welcome. For instance, in season one we enjoyed a belly dancer, a rope tricker, (lasso), a bagpipe player, ballroom dancers, and singers—just to name a few. Simply record a video, no more than five minutes long, of you performing your talent. When your video is recorded, contact Jodi Zand, Manager of Fundraising and Events at FABC, for instructions in up- loading to the ABC’s Got Talent You Tube Channel.

 

Once your video has been uploaded, Jodi Zand will contact you with a fundraising link containing your video and an option to donate “votes’ via donations to the FABC. A minimum donation of $5.00/per vote is suggested. ABC will provide you with tips and tricks for increasing your votes, as well as showcase the talent and fundraising links in our ABC Newsletter, website, and social media channels.

 

The top five contestants who raise the most money (votes) will be invited to perform live at the ABC Annual Meeting Awards of Excellence and Talent Show on Monday, March 27, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Live voting will take place via donations from the audience (contestants will start over with votes, previous funds raised will not carry over). The winner of the live talent show will enjoy a grand prize still to be determined. Last year’s winner, Emily Shenk-DeMay of Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, enjoyed a weekend in Napa Valley, Calif., to celebrate her victory. To see Emily’s winning performance click here.

 

The first ABC’s Got Talent was a success, but we know there’s even more talent in the industry! Please talk to your family, friends, co-workers, and customers, record your talent and upload your videos by February 24, 2017!

 

For any questions, please contact Jodi Zand at jzand@americasblood.org.  S

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