CBC TO HOST “MONSTER BLOOD DRIVE” OCTOBER 4TH – DONORS CAN WIN TICKETS TO “YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” AT SCHUSTER

DAYTON, Ohio – He’s ALIVE!  Frankenstein, the reanimated brute with an “Abby Normal” brain could soon be “puttin’ on the Riiittz!” for Community Blood Center (CBC) donors and making “yummy sounds” when he spies the cookies in the Donor Café. On Tuesday, October 4 the Dayton CBC will host a Monster Blood Drive in partnership with the Victoria Theater Association and MIX 107.7 to celebrate opening night of “The New Mel Brooks Musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, in downtown Dayton. Kristi Leigh from MIX will broadcast live from CBC from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. of the Monster Blood Drive. Some of the “monsters” from the show (and if he escapes, perhaps even Frankenstein) may invade CBC to greet donors during the remote broadcast. In addition to receiving the stoneware “Blood Donor – Every Drop Counts” mug, everyone who registers to donate can enter a drawing for several pairs of tickets to a performance of “The New Mel Brooks Musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN” at the Schuster Center. The theatrical production of the classic 1974 Mel Brooks’ film runs October 4-9 at the Schuster Center as Victoria Theatre Association’s first production of the 2011 – 2012 Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals Broadway Series. The show is hilarious fun for most of the family, but not all, since it does contain adult situations and language. The 2011-2012 Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals Broadway Series presentation ofThe New Mel Brooks Musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN receives support from Leadership Sponsors Time Warner Cable, Dayton Business Journal and Projects Unlimited, Inc. Additional support is provided from Performance Sponsors: News Talk Radio WHIO AM 1290 and 95.7 FM and K 99.1 FM, Robbins & Myers, and Grunder Landscaping. For more information on the 2011-2012 Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals Broadway Series and the rest of the Victoria Theatre Association’s season, visit http://www.victoriatheatre.com.   Victoria Theatre Association is one of Dayton’s premier arts organizations, presenting the Miami Valley & Good Samaritan Hospitals Broadway Series, the PNC Family Series, the Michelob Ultra Cool Films series, Star Attractions, the Projects Unlimited Variety Series, KeyBank African-American Arts Festival, and the Physicians for Kids Discovery Series, which features curriculum-enhanced live theatre productions for school children. Victoria Theatre Association is proud of its alliance with the Dayton Opera. In addition to the performances it presents, Victoria Theatre Association also manages the historic Victoria Theatre, the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center, and the Metropolitan Arts Center, which houses The Loft Theatre. Victoria Theatre Association receives funding from a variety of diverse public, corporate, individual and private sources, including the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District and the Ohio Arts Council. The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this program or organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans. Blood donation requirements:  Donors are required to provide a photo ID that includes their full name.  Past CBC donors are also asked to bring their CBC donor ID card.  Donors must be at least 16 years of age (16 years old with parental consent: form available at http://www.givingblood.org or at CBC branch & blood drive locations), weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be in good physical health.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) changes blood donor eligibility guidelines periodically.  Individuals with eligibility questions are invited to email canidonate@cbccts.org or call 1(800)388-GIVE. Make an appointment at http://www.DonorTime.com. Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services® is an independent, not-for-profit organization. Community Blood Center provides blood products to 24 hospitals within a 15-county service area in the Miami (Ohio) and Whitewater (Indiana) Valleys.  For more information about Community Blood Center/Community Tissue Services®, visit http://www.givingblood.org

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