Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Jack Turpin Blood Drive-a-rama!




Our Jack Turpin Blood Drive-a-rama was a success!
What a perfect thing to do on the anniversary of losing J-Boogie...we saw so many friends and family, were able to unite with all the people we love to save lives, and introduced many people to the joy of "Hey Cupcake!" who generously donated cupcakes to all the people participating in the blood drive. We were so thrilled to have such support from everyone and seeing so many friends and family on a day that could have been sad was fantastic. Not only did people donate blood with us in Austin but friends and family who live in other cities donated (Dan and his brother ironically donated at the exact same time without knowing it) and people contacted us to let us know special things they did if they weren't able to donate blood...my cousin made cupcakes for her and her co-workers, my aunt made cupcakes for a family in their neighborhood who has a sick child, my friend sent "T3 and T2" shirts/onesies for the girls to wear and several friends purchased "Cracker Jacks" for me to give out with a thank you note to those who donated. Some people were first time donors and put aside their nerves to support us and celebrate Jack, a huge thank you to those of you...you know who you are (CT, LR, BV!!!)

When it was all said and done, we had 42 people attempt to donate and the Blood Bank was able to get 33 donations which far exceeded the original goal. The Blood Bank was ecstatic with the turnout and the success of the event. One of the staff in the van told my sister, "This is outstanding, I wasn't expecting to work so hard today." With 33 donations, we saved 66 lives. Awesome...

J-Boogie, your spirit continues to make the world a better place!

3 comments:

angela.emitchell said...

HIGH FIVE!!!
What a great gift to others.
Thinking of you all....

Ang

Amber said...

What an amazing poster and event - and you guys look great! I was thinking about you over the weekend - so glad to see it was a success.

The Lyon Family said...

I just found your blog tonight - it was recommended to me by a woman who has followed you. We are deeply grieving tonight. A friend of mine and her husband lost their 2 and a 1/2 year old yesterday morning. He also passed in his sleep and they don't know COD at this point. He was healthy and full of joy and so beautiful. I also have a 2 and a 1/2 year old son, so this has been extremely difficult because I am empathizing big time. I wanted you to know that your blog has helped me sort through so many painful emotions and has been so healing for me. I can also say with 100% certainty that your sweet son Jack is in heaven with a glorious and wonderful God that loves him and you. I am comforted that my friend's son is there too. God bless you and thank you.