Press Release: Young Professionals & Cascade Lakes Brewery Team Up to Help the American Red Cross

Ah, getting a pint of beer after donating a pint of blood. I never know if I should be worried about that kind of thing or not.

June Event: Wednesday, June 18 at Umpqua Bank in Bend from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The Bend Chamber Young Professionals Network (YPN) June event will be hosted by Umpqua Bank on Wednesday, June 18 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at 390 SW Century Drive Ste. 100 in Bend, OR. The evening will feature food and drinks, door prizes, networking opportunities, and a blood drive sign-up for the American Red Cross. In addition, Cascade Lakes Brewery will offer “a pint for a pint” to all participating blood donors. Registration is available on-line at or by phone at 382-3221. By registering in advance, the cost is $7 for members and $12 for non-members. The cost increases to $15 at the door.

YPN monthly networking events are held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. This year, the group has elected to dedicate half of its networking events to reach out to local nonprofits. The American Red Cross will be in attendance at the June YPN event with information and sign up opportunities to donate blood. For every pint donated, Cascade Lakes Brewery will provide “a pint for a pint” gift certificate for donors to redeem for one of their local brews.

The American Red Cross Pacific Northwest Regional Blood Services must collect at least 5,000 pints of blood each week to meet the needs of local patients. The organization is the sole supplier of blood and blood products to more than 80 hospitals in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. YPN invites all of its members and those interested in membership to support the American Red Cross by signing up to donate on June 18.