Taking an Orlando Timeshare Vacation? Stop and Save a Life

When you take your Orlando timeshare vacation this summer, you’ll have an easy opportunity to share in a special way, perhaps even saving a life. The Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association, in partnership with Wyndham Resorts is sponsoring the CFHLA Summer Challenge for blood donations.

Stepping up to Co-Chair the Summer Hospitality drive are Wyndham Lake Buena Vista Resort General Manager Jay Leonard and his daughter Karli. Karli, a young cancer survivor, and a patient whose recovery depended upon blood donations, says it makes her feel good to see all the people who are donating and saving lives. Karli explains, “Without blood, I wouldn’t be here right now. One pint saves three lives, and that’s three lives that need blood.”

Orlando timeshare and hotel guests, area residents, and members of the Central Florida hospitality community (those people who make your Orlando timeshare vacation or hotel stay fun and relaxing) are urged to step up, take the challenge and donate blood toward a goal of 5,000 units that are critically needed. To make it even easier for you to give, the “Big Red Bus” for blood donations will be making stops at many of the region’s hotel and tourist areas.

Some of the locations where you can find the Big Red Bus include: Hilton Orlando Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress (June 18); Disney Maingate annd Hilton Grand Vacations (June 19); Universal Orlando HR Gate, Universal Orlando various locations (June 26-29); the Gaylord Palms (June 19); Disney Vista Way, Downtown Disney, and Disney Epcot (June 20); and Disney’s Saratoga Springs, Disney’s Coronado Springs and Disney’s Magic Kingdom (June 27).

For more information on how and when you can donate, follow this link to One Blood(Florida Blood Services) or contact them at any of the following locations:

  • 10100 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. St. N. St. Petersburg, Florida 33716 (727)568-5433
  • 1731 Riggins Road   Tallahassee, Florida 32308  (850)877-7181
  • 8669 Commodity Circle  Orlando, Florida 32819  (407)248-5000
  • 1700 N. State Road 7  Lauderhill,Florida 33313  954)735-9600