Brace yourself. Get ready … “ABC’s Got Talent” has arrived! Experience ABC supporters including CEOs, blood center employees, and even family members and friends of blood centers like you’ve never seen them before, all while raising money for a good cause. This week kicks off “ABC’s Got Talent,” a truly fun fundraiser. So, what do you need to do?
Vote Early and Vote Often.From now until March 6 you can vote for ABC’s top acts by following the links to view the performers’ videos, featured on page 4, and voting for your favorite. Or, vote for all the participants if you believe there can never be enough recognition for effort! Votes are a suggested minimum donation of$10 apiece and all proceeds benefit an excellent cause – supporting the Foundation for America’s Blood Centers (FABC) and the continuing education and staff development programs that will constitute the ABC Professional Institute.
And what about the talent competition? The five contestants with the most online votes will be invited to perform live at the ABC Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. this March. And it doesn’t stop there! In addition to enjoying premier entertainment, ABC members and their guests will have the honor of choosing the very top talent in the ABC community, who will receive an exciting first place prize and be featured in anABCNewsletterarticle.
Everyone Can Vote.From ABC members and non-ABC members, to family and friends, to colleagues and competitors – if you are reading this article, you can vote! To track the competition in a friendly, fiercely competitive way, check theNewsletter’sweekly ABC’s Got Talent scorecard. We seek to raise $50,000 for the FABC through this effort.
And Finally, a Big HOOORAH and THANK YOU to Our Talented Contestants. You have stepped up to the plate to raise money for the FABC in a very public way and we all benefit by relishing your incredible talent. Thank you Jim AuBuchon, MD, Sharon Birzer, Sher Patrick, Deon Smith’s wife Mindy, Mary Townsend, MD, Chris Staub, Pascal George, Kim-Anh Nguyen, MD, PhD, Eric Stone, Dan Eberts, Kevin Belanger & Team, Laurett Gannon, and Emily Shenk-DeMay.
We never knew that such serious talent existed in our ranks, and now that we do, ABC events will never be the same! I, for one, will now picture a mandolin, a kilt, or a lasso when I see certain colleagues at future meetings. What lasting memories will you take away from the first-ever ABC’s Got Talent?
Christine Zambricki, DNAP, CRNA, FAAN, Chief Executive Officer;CZambricki@americasblood.org