9 Cities Challenge

Our 10th annual ‘9 Cities Challenge’ kicks off Friday, July 1, and runs until Wednesday, Aug. 31.

This year the competition takes place at a critical time of need, as summer is one of the most challenging times for blood collection. With the ongoing blood shortage, the goal of this two-month initiative is to benefit patients in need who are in peril without a safe, ample blood supply. LifeStream is the exclusive blood provider for Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs, Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage and JFK Memorial Hospital in Indio.

While supplies last, every donor who participates in the challenge will receive a special edition T-shirt, beach towel and coupon for a free scoop at Ben & Jerry’s – The River.

Additionally, every donor has a chance to win:

  • A 2-night stay at the Ace Hotel and Swim Club in Palm Springs.
  • A Jeep tour for two—courtesy of Desert Adventure Jeep Tours.
  • A table-top gas grill—courtesy of Southwest Gas.
  • A $100 Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers gift basket.
  • A $50 Quick Quack Car Wash gift basket.

Additionally, the most successful blood drive chair people have the chance to win:

  • A year (52 scoops) of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, courtesy of Ben & Jerry’s-The River.
  • Two tickets to LifeStream’s Thanks4Giving Gala featuring entertainment by 3-time Grammy nominee Taylor Dane.
  • A $100 Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers gift basket.

9 Cities Challenge Rankings

Cathedral City
Desert Hot Springs
Indian Wells
La Quinta
Palm Desert
Palm Springs
Rancho Mirage

The overall winner of the competition will be the city with the most pints collected within the program run dates. In addition to the award for the city that collects the most pints, there are also awards for the city that collects the most pints at a single blood drive and the city with the highest resident participation rate per total population (minimum 1.5 percent required).

Join the challenge & sign up to donate below:

Residents may also participate by donating toward their city’s total at LifeStream’s fixed-site donor centers in La Quinta (46-660 Washington Street, Suite 4) or Rancho Mirage (42390 Bob Hope Drive, Suite 1B). Just ask LifeStream staff to count the donation toward the respective city total.

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