~ The 2020 and 2021 challenge have been canceled due to Covid.
Hope to see you here in 2022 ~
The World Blood Donor Day event serves to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood and also to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donations to ensure that all individuals and communities have access to affordable and timely supplies of safe and quality-assured blood and blood products, as an integral part of universal health coverage and a key component of effective health systems.
We understand that there are some of you who cannot donate blood and, for this reason, we apologize that you cannot personally participate in this challenge but you can suggest someone else does.
We ask that those who can, do.
For your good deed, enter our drawing, along with your $5 donation, for a chance to win dinner for two, at a eatery of your choice, up to a $100 value.
You served, now it's your turn to be served.
A minimum of 20 participants is required; if minimum is not reached, donations will be refunded and prize will not be awarded.
Donate blood anytime from May 16th through June 14th and submit pdf proof to
Post on your social media platforms (twitter/facebook/instagram) that you're a blood donor using the hashtag
One winner will be selected at random.
Smile Amazon: Log into your Amazon account at smile.amazon.com; available for all memberships including Prime. When making a purchase, if you are not already supporting a favorite charity through Amazon, please consider us, The Jay Austin Simply Be Kind Foundation®. There's no cost to you, not a penny out of pocket. On the Smile.Amazon website, which is identical to the Amazon website, at the left top of the page, to the right of 'All", at 'Supporting', key in The Jay Austin Simply Be Kind Foundation and our info will auto populate. Amazon will send us 0.5% of the amount of your purchase. The Jay Austin Simply Be Kind Foundation® is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We thank you for your support! 💙
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Mention and/or photos of Lauren, the love of Jay's life, are intentionally excluded from this site, when possible, at the request of and out of respect for the privacy of her family. To learn about Jay and Lauren's amazing journey together, visit Jay's blog, 'Simply Cycling, Traveling The World By Bicycle' @ simplycycling.org.
The Jay Austin Simply Be Kind Foundation® is now also known as Simply Jay Austin
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Created by Jay's Mom, Jea Santovasco
'I could die doing what I love, but I could also die never having really lived. To me, that would have been a far greater tragedy.' - Jay Austin
Jay really lived .. up until the very moment he was intentionally brutally murdered in a terrorist attack while cycling the world.
Jay lost his life simply because he was an American.
May 1st, 1989 - July 29th, 2018