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Michigan Blood Partners with Unity Christian Music Festival

August 8-10, 2013 Blood Drive to benefit
Unity Christian Ministry Nonprofit Partners


The Unity Christian Music Festival is pleased to announce its partnership with Michigan Blood for the 2013 Festival to be held at the Heritage Landing Waterfront in Muskegon. Michigan Blood will be hosting cause-based blood drives on August 8, 9, and 10th, from 12 pm – 7 pm on the Festival Grounds. For each eligible person who attempts to donate blood, Michigan Blood will donate $10 to one of Unity Christian Ministry Nonprofit Partners, plus donors will get their choice of $3 in Unity food coupons or an Autograph Speed Pass that moves them to the front of the autograph line for the artist of their choice.

The Unity Christian Music Festival is the flagship event of Muskegon, Michigan based non-profit Alive on the Lakeshore. Each year the Unity Christian Music Festival partners with other Christian-based non-profits.  This year’s partner ministries include: Bridge to Life, First Priority of Muskegon, First Priority of the Lakeshore, Grand Rapids/Holland/Muskegon-Youth for Christ, Holland Rescue Mission, Lakeshore Pregnancy Centers, Love INC of Muskegon County, Muskegon Community Radio, Muskegon Pregnancy Services, Muskegon Rescue Mission, Nazarene Community Resource Center, and West Michigan Teen Challenge.  The festival will is a faith-based, nondenominational event featuring Christian rock groups, a 5K run, Praise Choir, and children’s’ activities, including The Unity Train, Kiddie Pillar Obstacle Course, Bounce House, Duplo Blocks, carnival games with prizes, a special pinball tent, and more. Featured bands include Casting Crowns, Hillsong Live, Jeremy Camp, Matthew West and dozens more on the Main Stage.  For ticket information, check out: www.unitymusicfestival.com

To donate, you must be 17 years old (16 with parent’s/guardian’s consent), weigh at least 110 pounds, and pass the health screening. You also may not have donated whole blood within the past 56 days of attempting to donate. Potential donors that are 16 years old should read the information provided on the Michigan Blood website and bring the completed minor consent form with them to the festival. Blood donors should bring photo ID (or two forms of non-photo ID). For additional information on donating blood, check out www.miblood.org