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Red Cross contest features big prize

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

The American Red Cross recently launched its first-ever national Change A Life Contest.

Volunteers, supporters and community members are invited to visit www.redcross.org and tell how a Red Cross experience changed their life or someone else's life in 75 words or less.

The grand prize winner will receive a trip for two to Washington, D.C., to see country music star Keith Urban perform in concert Aug. 20.

The package includes hotel accommodations, backstage passes and a tour of the American Red Cross national headquarters.

"The idea is for people to go to redcross.org and tell the red cross how the red cross has touched their lives or the lives of someone they know," Red Cross Wabash Valley Chapter Executive Director Carol Stevens said. "I think historically, March has been Red Cross Month. So it's an opportunity to remind the American people that the American Red Cross belongs to the American people and that there are so many lives that are touched and saved by our services."

Second place will receive a 52-inch Philips HD LCD television, DVD player and a library of Red Cross preparedness and safety DVDs. The top five finalists will receive vintage Red Cross T-shirts.

All who submit an entry will also receive a 10 percent discount in the RedCross.org store.

The contest runs from March 2-16. All entries must be received by midnight, March 16. The winner will be announced March 31. Red Cross employees and immediate family members are not eligible for the contest.

At the heart of the Red Cross are millions of individuals who give time, money and compassion to help neighborhoods in need. When ordinary people are empowered to perform extraordinary acts, lives are changed. March is Red Cross Month and the Red Cross invites all to join in the celebration of life-changing experiences.

Visit www.redcross.org to enter the contest and to obtain the official rules and details.

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