Do you Bleed Blue?
Blood donation saves lives. That is why we teamed up with the Indianapolis Colts and the Indiana Blood Center for Indiana’s largest single-day blood drive—the Bleed Blue Blood Drive. However, hospitals are always in need of blood. Your donation matters all year long.
Don’t forget to register to be a blood donor. Even if you couldn’t be at the event, you can still register to donate blood all year long!
Be a donor. Be a hero.
Riley Coin Toss Kids
The Colts and Indiana University Health recognize Riley patients at each Colts home game.
For more than 20 years, the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana University Health have partnered for the Clarian Coin Toss Kids program, the Club’s longest running promotional partnership. Every season the program honors two pediatric patients from Riley Hospital for Children at each Colts home game.
Riley Coin Toss Kids receive four Colts game tickets, limousine transportation to and from the game, a Colts/Indiana University Health jersey and hat, as well as a disposable camera to capture the day’s memories. In addition, the Riley Coin Toss Kids enjoy the pre-game warm-ups from the sidelines and participate in the mid-field ceremonial coin toss with the game’s referee and team captains. The Coin Toss Kids are also highlighted in each game day Scout program.
Super Bowl Host Committee announces Indy's Super Cure
The 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee is teaming up with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center to launch Indy’s Super Cure.
The initiative is designed to raise awareness about the tissue bank, increase the diversity of breast tissue donations, and raise funds for the bank to advance breast cancer research.
"Since being awarded the 2012 Super Bowl, the Host Committee has focused on making this so much more than a game," Allison Melangton, president and chief executive officer of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, said. "We have community initiatives that have engaged many non-traditional football fans from people crafting Super Scarves to youth planting trees on the Near Eastside. With Indy's Super Cure, we now have an international opportunity to positively impact the road to the cure for breast cancer."
The Komen Tissue Bank, established in 2006, collects healthy breast tissue and blood donations that are then provided to breast cancer researchers globally. The data derived from that research is made available collectively to researchers.
Indy’s Super Cure will host a fundraising dinner on Nov. 18, while several donation events will also be organized, according to the Super Bowl Host Committee.