Press Release

For Immediate Release

BLOOD TIES FANS RECYCLE FOR SIGHT

As spring cleaning gets under way, Blood Ties Fans are asking people to look through dresser drawers and closets for used eyeglasses and donate them to the Lions Recycle For Sight program.

During the month of May, the Blood Ties Fans Give Back Lions Club Drive will be collecting used prescription eyeglasses and prescription and non-prescription sunglasses as part of a unique recycling program. The collected glasses will be cleaned and prepared for distribution in developing countries where eye care is often unaffordable and inaccessible.

“We need everyone to donate their used eyeglasses,” said Candy Burke, spokesperson for the Blood Ties Drive. “In most developing countries, an eye exam can cost as much as one month’s wages and a single eye doctor may serve a community of hundreds of thousands of people.”

The drive is an International effort with fans participating from all over the world. The donated glasses will be shipped to Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers where they will be cleaned, categorized by prescription and prepared for distribution by Lions and other groups.

To donate used glasses, including sunglasses and reading glasses, pledge online at http://www.youchoose.net/campaign/blood_ties_fans_give_back_to_save_blood_ties or email SaveBT@gmail.com.For more information you can visit www.btfgb.wordpress.com.

Blood Ties Fans Give Back is a product of the fan base dedicated to the television series Blood Ties. The lead character in the series, Vicki Nelson, suffers from retinitis pigmentosa and inspired the fans to sponsor the drive. The fans have previously held a blood drive, and made a donation in the cast name to the Best Friends Animal Society. For more information about Blood Ties, please visit www.bloodties.tv , www.bloodties-bloodlines.com and www.savebloodties.org.

Lions Clubs International is the world’s largest service club organization with nearly 1.3 million members in approximately 45,000 clubs in 200 countries and geographical areas around the world. Since 1917, Lions clubs have aided the blind and visually impaired and made a strong commitment to community service and serving youth throughout the world. For more information about Lions Clubs International, visit the Web site at www.lionsclubs.org .

14 responses to “Press Release

  1. Donna

    I’ll definately look around for my old glasses. I love the Lions Club and the worthwhile work they do. I also LOVE Blood Ties and desperately hope Lifetime TV will renew it for a 3rd season. Women love romance!

  2. raven

    Excellent! Looks really good! Thanks so much for taking my idea and going with it. This is such a wonderful cause. I’m so proud to be a Blood Ties Fan, and I so want this series back! Thank you Bludtizfan and Fireflies.. without you this idea may have gotten lost in the shuffle!
    Raven

  3. Tammy

    I’m so excited that the fans of this beloved show are participating in such a wonderful cause. Kudos to those who thought of the idea, those who talked about the idea, those who brought the idea to fruition, and those who are participating!!!

  4. SherronO

    I’m up to 4 pairs of old glasses found! Amazing what cleaning out drawers will reward you with! This is an excellent cause for Blood Ties fans to support, in acknowledgment of Vickie Nelson’s near-sightedness, and RP.

  5. Erika

    This is a great article for a great idea. It is a well worded and well written press release. Let’s hope we can draw in some publicity for Blood Ties with this.

  6. Fitzsgirl

    That sounds great. Thanks for preparing this press release on our behalf.

  7. please help us save our show, we love is show

  8. Cylver

    This is just wonderful, and I know everyone’s effort will pay off in a huge way!

  9. Hi everyone,
    This is Christine and I am the Sponsor of the Moonlight Blood Drive. I just wanted you all to know that we are all so happy to be working with you on our efforts to save both our shows.
    I must have 20 pairs of sunglasses I no longer use and have pledged both my support of Blood Ties and to send in as many pairs as I can by sending in my own and putting the guilt trip on my friends!
    I am copying the comment I just placed on your youchoose pledge page. I have aquired many media sources since starting this blood drive. If I can be of any help, Candy and Kevin both have my email address.
    By the way, we have added Blood Ties efforts on both our moonlightblooddrive.org site, as welll as on our youchoose pledge page!

    Submitted by Christine C. on Thu, 04/10/2008 – 03:02
    This is Christine, the Sponsor of the Moonlight Nationwide Blood Drive also here on youchoose.
    It is our pleasure to join forces with all Blood Ties fans in our efforts to save our shows!
    It is amazing how well we have coordinated together in less than a week to present a UNITED front.
    Between all of us – we CAN make a difference!
    MOONLIGHT FANS: PLEDGE your support of the renewal of Blood Ties, PLEDGE to send in unwanted glasses or sunglasses and FOLLOW THROUGH on your pledge please!
    We know what it’s like to have our show on the brink of oblivion……….
    Vampire Solidarity…..RAH….RAH…..RAH……..

  10. Thanks so much for your support Christine . We WILL get our shows renewed, and it’s awesome to have fan bases from 2 different shows that air on 2 different networks fighting together !
    All episodes of Blood Ties can be viewed online:
    http://www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/blood-ties
    Go check it out !
    Personally I think every home should have a couple of vampires !

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  12. MarinaTeal

    I’m gathering up glasses. What a good idea! I’ll see if I can get the school where I teach involved.

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