Celebrating all things Cincinnati

Hoxworth announces sixth annual Cincinnati Favorites Blood Drive Tour

Cincinnati Favorites T-shirt

Donors will receive this limited edition Cincinnati Favorites baseball T-shirt.

Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, and Cincinnati’s foodie staples are coming together once again to celebrate lifesaving blood donors for the sixth annual Cincinnati Favorites Blood Drive Tour.

Cincinnati Favorites Blood Drive Tour stops include Skyline Chili, Graeter’s Ice Cream, Busken Bakery, LaRosa’s, Taste of Belgium, The BonBonerie, Aglamesis Bro’s., Frisch’s Big Boy, Holtman’s Donuts, Coffee Emporium and Montgomery Inn. The tour begins on May 28 at Frisch’s Big Boy in Dry Ridge, Kentucky.

All donors will receive a limited-edition Cincinnati Favorites baseball tee with Cincinnati Favorites Hawaiian-themed sleeves, plus a special treat from our blood drive sponsors.

"We're honored to be a part of Hoxworth's Cincinnati Favorites Blood Drive tour again this year. We hope to attract even more donors than last year,” says Chip Graeter, owner/head of retail operations, Graeter's Ice Cream. “Our community depends on this effort, and we look forward to partnering with other local businesses to open our locations to host these events."

Sponsor giveaways include:

  • A sweet treat from The BonBonerie
  • A coupon for a free dozen donuts from Busken
  • A coupon for a free cheese coney from Skyline Chili
  • A coupon for a free Big Boy sandwich from Frisch’s
  • A free donut from Holtman’s Donuts
  • A coupon for a free two-topping personal pizza from LaRosa’s
  • A free ice cream cone from Graeter’s
  • A free Belgian waffle from Taste of Belgium
  • A free pint of ice cream from Aglamesis Bro’s
  • A sweet treat and cup of coffee from Coffee Emporium
  • Light bites and bottle of BBQ sauce from Montgomery Inn The Original
  • $10 gift card, bottle of BBQ sauce and a boxed lunch from Montgomery Inn The Boathouse

“Nothing says Cincinnati quite like giving back to the community and getting to enjoy some of our staple foodie destinations,” says Jackie Marschall, Hoxworth spokesperson. “Our partners are part of what makes Cincinnati, Cincinnati, and we can’t thank them enough for helping us bring our community together for a cause that has a tremendous impact – donating blood.”

The Cincinnati Favorites Blood Drive Tour kicks off on May 28 at Frisch’s Big Boy in Dry Ridge, Kentucky and follows with more than 50 stops across the entire Tri-State area throughout the summer through Aug. 28.

Hoxworth Blood Center stands as the sole provider of blood products to all Tri-State hospitals, ensuring crucial support for local patients. Hoxworth blood donors directly aid those in need of blood and platelets where the need is constant and growing.

Visit hoxworth.org/cincinnati-favorites to find a participating location near you.

Appointments are highly encouraged and available spots are limited. Donors can schedule appointments by calling 513-451-0910, by scheduling online, or by downloading the new Hoxworth Blood Donor app.

Featured photo at top of Hoxworth Donor Bus. Photo/University of Cincinnati.

About Hoxworth:
Hoxworth Blood Center, University of Cincinnati, was founded in 1938 and serves more than 30 hospitals in 18 counties in Southwestern Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana. Annually, Hoxworth collects more than 100,000 units of blood from local donors to help save the lives of patients in area hospitals. Hoxworth Blood Center: Saving Lives Close to Home.

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