The highly successful blood drive at San Antonio’s Big Lou’s Pizza has earned national recognition in PMQ Pizza Magazine.
The article, “Big Lou’s Draws Crowds with Bloody Good Fundraiser,” was posted this week on the magazine’s website.
A total of 187 donations were collected at the East Side restaurant. Both Big Lou’s and the community chipped in with multiple incentives for donors, including a free one-topping pizza and a Big Lou’s T-shirt, and there were chances to win multiple prizes, including a $100 Big Lou’s gift card, a $200 MasterCard, a $100 gift card to a tattoo parlor, a four-week karate class and movie passes.
Brian Lujan, owner of Big Lou’s Pizza, wanted to hold the drive in honor of his father, who needed transfusions as part of his treatments for aplastic anemia.