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News Release December 10, 2012

Dianna Hemphill
(303) 361.2873



Bonfils Blood Center Announces Give LIVE Benefit Concert
Inaugural concert features Grammy-nominated Denver favorites DeVotchKa 

Denver, Colo (Dec. 10, 2012) – Bonfils Blood Center is proud to announce, in collaboration with AEG Live, Give LIVE a concert featuring Grammy-nominated DeVotchKa and benefiting Bonfils’ lifesaving mission. Give LIVE, presented by FirstBank, will debut Thursday, Feb. 14 at  the Paramount Theatre in Denver and coincides with DeVotchKa’s annual Valentine’s Day performance as well as National Donor Day – a day to raise awareness about the importance of blood, marrow, organ and tissue donation.

DeVotchKa, widely known for composing the score to the film Little Miss Sunshine, released their seventh album Live with the Colorado Symphony in November. They have played numerous marquee music festivals across the U.S. and their music has been featured in television commercials for Volkswagen and Gerber. DeVotchKa is proud to support such a beloved Colorado nonprofit, which in its 70-year history has saved and enhanced the lives of more than 9 million patients in need.

“Throughout the Colorado community, Bonfils is most known for collecting blood donations from our generous blood donors,” explained Jessica Maitland, vice president of marketing and community operations. “This new benefit concert will give us the platform to share another important way our community can help us save and enhance lives – through financial contributions.”

Bonfils raises funds year round for projects and initiatives like specialized testing to identify blood donors with unique blood properties; research to advance blood transfusion medicine; laboratory equipment to help improve efficiencies; and much more. Proceeds from Give LIVE will help us fund projects and initiatives like these in 2013.

For more information about Give LIVE, ticket purchasing or sponsorship opportunities please visit Reserved tickets are also available through beginning Friday, Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.

Give LIVE is made possible through generous support of its sponsors FirstBank, Cigna, DirecTV, EKS&H, Brown & Tedstrom and Colorado Business Bank with promotional support provided by AEG Live, KBCO and CBS4.


2013 marks the 70th anniversary of Bonfils Blood Center’s presence in this community as one of Colorado’s top nonprofit healthcare organizations.  Through seven decades of service, we’re proud to have become a trusted community resource and source of hope for those in their time of need as well as an outlet for our neighbors wanting to give back through blood, marrow and financial donations.  In order to meet the needs of the nearly 200 healthcare facilities we serve and to be prepared for unexpected events Bonfils must collect more than 3,000 blood donations each week.  For information about Bonfils Blood Center please call 303.366.2000 or visit or look for us on Facebook and Twitter.   



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