CC Sabathia pitches in to help bring fast relief to Americans in need by raising donations for the American Red Cross

Published 7:00 pm Thursday, July 19, 2012

(ARA) – When a community faces a disaster, it’s important to have an all-star team onsite to help provide fast relief. Much like with disaster relief efforts, speed is essential in baseball and pain relief.

That’s why All-Star Major League Baseball (MLB) pitcher CC Sabathia teamed up with the makers of Bayer(R) Advanced Aspirin to issue the Fast Relief Challenge, which will help support the American Red Cross and its efforts to provide fast relief to Americans in need.

The Fast Relief Challenge turns “clicks” into fast relief for communities who need it most. For every person who visits and clicks on the Red Cross button, the makers of Bayer Advanced Aspirin will donate $2 to the American Red Cross (up to a total of $100,000).

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“As a pitcher, I know fast relief plays an important role in baseball, but it is just as important for disaster relief efforts and pain relief. That’s why I’m working with the makers of Bayer Advanced Aspirin, the ‘Official Pain Reliever of Major League Baseball,’ to raise donations for the American Red Cross,” said CC Sabathia, All-Star pitcher. “Helping others has always been really important to me, especially when I know even the smallest actions can help families in need. A quick click on a website is all it takes to help the American Red Cross provide fast relief to communities who need it most.”

And what would a challenge be without a little friendly competition? Consumers can also enter the Fast Relief Sweepstakes for the chance to win tickets to a Major League Baseball game, $50,000 for their local Red Cross chapters and a year’s supply of Bayer Advanced Aspirin for fast relief.

“The Red Cross is grateful for the donations raised through programs like the Bayer Advanced Aspirin Fast Relief Challenge,” said Charley Shimanski, Senior Vice President of Disaster Services at the American Red Cross. “People who click to donate help us provide relief in the form of food, shelter, emotional support, health services, clean-up supplies, and comfort items to those affected by the nearly 70,000 disasters each year.”

The Fast Relief Challenge offers a great opportunity for communities to come together and support their local Red Cross chapter. The faster you act, the quicker the Red Cross can help provide relief to disaster communities across America.

To support the Red Cross and enter the sweepstakes, visit

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About the Fast Relief Sweepstakes

Consumers (18 and over in the US) can enter the Fast Relief sweepstakes for the chance to win. One Grand Prize winner will receive six tickets to attend a Major League Baseball (MLB) season game of winner’s choice, a $50,000 donation to a local Red Cross chapter on his or her behalf, and a year’s supply of Bayer Advanced Aspirin for fast relief.

The baseball games must take place September thru October 3 of 2012 or any game in 2013 and does not apply to playoff, All-Star or championship games. Exact game(s) and seat locations for 2012/2013 Regular Season games as applicable, shall be determined at sponsor’s sole and absolute discretion.

A year’s supply of Bayer Advanced Aspirin consists of 12 (40-count) bottles.

Consumers can visit in order to access the online entry form for the sweepstakes or enter by mail by hand-printing the following: full name, address (including city, state and zip code), daytime and evening telephone numbers (including area codes), date of birth and email address (optional) on a 3 1/2-by-5-inch card and mail it in an envelope with proper postage affixed. Send to: Bayer Advanced Aspirin Fast Relief Sweepstakes, PO Box 2399, Grand Rapids, MN 55745-2399. Online entries need to be received by Aug. 4, 2012 and mail in entries must be postmarked by Aug. 4, 2012 and received by Aug. 11, 2012 to be eligible. There is a limit of one entry per person per household or email address regardless of method of entry.

Please visit to view the official sweepstakes rules.