We’ve told you about our collaborations with a number of unique causes
as part of Green Street
, but now we’re giving you a chance to show your support and get involved
. All of these partner organizations not only touch the lives of those in need, but of all who come in contact with their mission. We want YOU to get out to Green Street
to see for yourself!
This year, we’re launching a unique contest using Instagram
. Showcase your best “green deed”
with the hashtag #LollaCares
for a shot at being featured on the Lollapalooza 2012 Jumbotrons AND a chance to WIN a pair of Lolla 2013 3-Day Passes
! Whether it’s a picture of you flexing your recycling muscle or having your cheek swabbed for Love Hope Strength Foundation
, we want to see how you are helping to keep Grant Park green and clean! Make sure to check out the contest rules below.
Curious to know a little bit more about Love Hope Strength? Although all of our Green Street partners are extremely worthy causes, Love Hope Strength Foundation
— has had a uniquely touching impact as a direct result of its “Get On The List
” (GOTL) partnership with Lollapalooza. Deemed “the world’s leading rock and roll cancer foundation,” LHS’s GOTL campaign, harnesses the power of bustling live music venues and Festivals to inform people about what it takes to be a bone marrow donor as well as about how to become a part of their life-saving registry.
One such donor, Caleb Law
, a 19 year-old college student from Colorado joined the cause at one of the organization’s events a few years ago and just recently underwent the actual donation process — with successful results on both sides. His conviction is both humbling and inspiring, and proves how a simple cheek swab can have a life-saving effect:
“Now this story isn’t long because it’s a simple one; it’s about a kid who swabbed a cheek, did some blood tests, and donated some marrow. This is truly all it is, but the impacts of this simple story were what did so much more. This story is not about me having the right bone marrow, but about someone who got a second chance at life. Someone who has a family and community just like you and me they love, and more importantly who loves them.
We also caught up with Shannon Henn, Love Hope Strength’s Executive Director
, to give you a closer look at the organization and what you can do to get involved at Lolla!
How many years has Love Hope Strength been partnering with Lolla?
This will be our third year. Our first GET ON THE LIST marrow drive was in 2010.
In that time how many people have signed up at the Festival to be part of Love Hope Strength’s saliva-based bone marrow registration?
We have registered over 350 marrow donors through Lollapalooza.
Finding a bone marrow match can be a rare occurrence, have you been able to connect potential matches as a direct result of participation at Lollapalooza?
Yes, in fact a staggering number. We have located already located 8 potentially life-saving matches for patients needing marrow donors.
How do people sign up to be a part of Love Hope Strength’s saliva-based bone marrow match program?
It is as easy as a cheek swab! Stop by the Love Hope Strength booth on Green Street and fill out a contact form, swab your cheek with a cotton swab, and you will be registered until you are 60. If you match someone, donation will be done in your local area and is as simple today as giving platelets. Most people have the misperception that donation is painful. It once was, but has drastically changed in recent years. Stop by and learn more, you could just save a life at Lollapalooza this year!
What other ways can people become involved with the organization?
Stop by the booth and make a small donation for a bracelet, guitar picks, temporary tattoos and much more. Or follow us on Facebook
What have you found to be the most rewarding aspect of interacting with all of the interested individuals who approach Love Hope Strength at Green Street?
Knowing that the people we meet will very likely go on to save someone’s life one day. Nothing is more rewarding than knowing that we truly are saving lives, one concert at a time. See you at Lolla!
2012 #LOLLACARES CONTEST
This contest begins on Friday, August 3, 2012 and ends Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 11:59pm CDT. NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited by law. Only U.S. citizens and legal residents are eligible to enter. All prize winners will be chosen at the conclusion of the Sweepstakes time period based on the subjective creative evaluation of the Sponsor. Sponsor may use discretion to disqualify and/or remove participants if it is believed the participants acting fraudulently. C3 Presents (the “Sponsor”) is sponsoring a sweepstakes in conjunction with the 2012 Lollapalooza Music Festival. The sweepstakes rules are as follows:
This sweepstakes begins on Friday, August 3, 2012 and ends Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 11:59pm CDT. Winners will be notified no later than Wednesday, August 7th at 11:59 CDT via e-mail or direct message.
GRAND PRIZE: One winner will receive 1) A pair of General Admission 3-Day Passes for Lollapalooza 2013. Total prize valued at $460. No cash option of prizes is available. No expenses incurred directly by the winner will be reimbursed by Sponsor. WINNERS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR REPORTING AND PAYING ANY AND ALL INCOME, SALES OR EXCISE TAXES THAT MAY APPLY TO ACCEPTING PRIZES; SPONSOR IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR AND WILL NOT PAY ANY SUCH TAXES.
To enter, the contestant must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident alien of the United States. Questions about eligibility will be determined by documentary evidence (either a valid driver’s license, state I.D. card, or U.S. passport). No more than one entry per household will be eligible. No employee or immediate family member of Sponsor is eligible to enter the contest.
HOW TO ENTER
Visit Grant Park’s Green Street area of Lollapalooza 2012. Using Instagram and the hashtag #LollaCares, capture a photo of yourself in action performing a “green deed.” Winners will be chosen at random from the list of individuals who uploaded a photo of themselves throughout the weekend using the designated hashtag.
ODDS OF WINNING
Odds of being selected as a prize winner depend on the total number of entries received. All prizes will be chosen at the conclusion of the sweepstakes period by random selection from Lollapalooza staff. The prizes will be awarded, regardless of the number of entries received.
Winners will be notified no later than Wednesday, August 7th via e-mail or direct message.
Contestant acknowledges that Sponsor is not liable for any entries that are either misdirected or incomplete, is not liable for any losses due to electronic or computer malfunction, and is not responsible for any injuries or losses (1) occurring during or caused by participation in the sweepstakes, or (2) caused by any prize awarded. Participation in the sweepstakes constitutes winner’s consent to Sponsor’s and its agents’ use of winner’s name, creative word, likeness, photograph, voice, opinions and/or hometown and state for promotional purposes in any media, worldwide, without further payment or consideration. Prize winner will be responsible for any taxes assessed on their winnings by any governmental agency, state, local or federal. Sponsor will notify the Internal Revenue Service of all winnings to the extent required by law.
The mailing address of the sponsor is:
300 West 6th Street
Austin, Texas 78701
Attention: Lollapalooza Promotion
Any sweepstakes entrant may submit a written request to see the name and hometown of the Prize winners. SWEEPSTAKES VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW.