News and Events
Community Partners Appreciation Event
In 2013 Bonfils hosted its10th annual appreciation reception honoring nearly 700 blood donors who reached 10 gallons or more in 2012, as well as financial contributors, community and healthcare partners, marrow/stem cell donors, Bonfils ambassadors, gold level blood drive host organizations and volunteers. Six awards were given at the reception to members of the Bonfils community who went above and beyond to supporting our mission in 2012.
Kicking off our 70th anniversary celebration, Bonfils Blood Center held our first-ever benefit concert – Give LIVE – on Valentine’s Day. Presented by FirstBank and featuring the Denver-based band DeVotchKa, Give LIVE raised nearly $130,000 through sponsorship, ticket sales and general gifts to help Bonfils Blood Center save and enhance lives throughout our community and beyond.
Celebrating our Southern Colorado Supporters
Every June, Bonfils honors our southern Colorado partners and community members that contribute to our success. Nearly 300 of Bonfils' five-gallon and above blood donors and supporters were honored for their lifesaving work.
Chip in for Life
Nearly 100 golfers representing 33 partner organizations teed off on Monday, Aug. 5 at Glenmoor Country Club for Bonfils Blood Center’s 10th annual Chip in for Life golf benefit raising more than $100,000 to further our lifesaving mission.
Drive for Life
October 22, 2013 marked the 16th year of Drive for Life, which is presented annually by Bonfils Blood Center and the Denver Broncos and is generously sponsored by 9News, Sportsradio 104.3 The FAN and The Denver Post. More than 2,100 fans saved lives at Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
High Gallon Donor Celebrations
In 2013 Bonfils celebrated three high gallon donors. Bill Burnham and Richard Loya became our second and third donors in our 70-year history to reach the prestigious 70-gallon lifetime donation milestone. Stanley Large entered the 50-gallon donation club.
Blood recipient Dianna Cillessen got the chance to meet and personally thank 11 of her 44 blood donors at a special event on Dec. 6, 2012. The event featured remarks from Bonfils President and CEO Bryan Krueger as well as the doctors from Exempla Lutheran Medical Center.
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