As the Vans Warped Tour 2011 kicks off on Friday, June 24th – Music Saves Lives (a charitable organization that is the bridge between music, entertainment and important life-saving causes – www.musicsaveslives.org) takes its educational message to concert goers across the US and Canada, in hopes to help offset the slowest part of the season for blood donations.

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Music Saves Lives, a recognized 501 (c)(3) organization that is the bridge between music, entertainment and important life-saving causes,   will hit the road on all 54 dates of the Vans Warped Tour educating and thanking blood donors across the US and Canada beginning June 24th in Dallas, TX.  This marks the 6th year Music Saves Lives has taken its crusade to the concert sheds of the Vans Warped Tour, all the while receiving distinguished awards from the American Red Cross for the largest youth blood donation program ever in the US, five years running.

Because over 25% of the nation’s blood supply is donated by High Schools and Colleges, summer month blood supplies are severely affected and this year Music Saves Lives hopes to reach over 100,000 blood donations.  Music Saves Lives reaches out and educates concert goers on the importance of blood donations, providing encouragement and support to run and participate in blood drives in their community.

The ultimate reward in donating blood is the realization that a single donation can save up to 3 lives, but giving has its perks too!  Music Saves Lives offers ‘meet & greets’ with bands out on the Vans Warped Tour, through a partnership with Monster Energy to make that all happen.  Many Monster Energy bands, such as Of Mice and Men, will take part in meeting thousands of blood donors attending each tour date.  Additionally, by texting “Monster” to 411247 fans will have access to exclusive video and music from Monster Energy and Music Saves Lives.

To donate and to find out more about Music Saves Lives go to www.musicsaveslives.org

For more information on Vans Warped Tour go to:  www.vanswarpedtour.com

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