30 Nov 2021
A Giveaway Contest with Ocean Views Offered to Someone Supporting the #AKidneyforMaria Campaign
PRESS RELEASE DEC 15, 2021 08:30 EST
MIRAMAR BEACH, Fla., December 15, 2021 (Newswire.com) - My Vacation Haven, a coastal vacation management company in Florida, is offering a one-week beachfront stay to the winner of a social media contest designed to spread awareness for a beloved employee waiting for a kidney donation.
At any given time, there are almost 100,000 people on the waitlist for a kidney transplant, and the average wait time is five years. Polycystic Kidney Disease is a degenerative disease that typically results in kidney failure by the age of 60. There is no cure for the disease. When her father passed away from the disease in 2006, Maria and her siblings were tested for the hereditary condition, and both she and her sister tested positive. She traveled to UAB Birmingham where her name was placed on the list for a kidney transplant. She was enlisted into a donor pool where a living donor (if not a match for Maria) could donate a kidney to someone else in the donation pool and Maria would be given the next available matching kidney. Maria is young, with two children and, like others on the waitlist, has done everything she can and has now come to a point of waiting. Maria's kidneys are currently functioning at 15%.
Maria has worked for four years at My Vacation Haven, a vacation rental management company in Miramar Beach, Florida, and over the years (like many employees there), she has become part of the family. When the management team learned of Maria's diagnosis, they rallied around her in support and offered an enticing incentive. To raise awareness of Maria's need and the need for kidney donation for all waiting patients, the team created #AKidneyforMaria and are asking their team, community, and social audience to share an image holding a sign with the hashtag. On February 28th, they will choose one winner from all of those that share their own #AKidneyforMaria photo on their social media, and that winner will receive a one-week coastal stay at one of My Vacation Haven's properties. Every "share" is an additional chance to win. Of course, the ultimate goal is to find a kidney donor for Maria, but this campaign's hope is to spread awareness and encourage others to share in support. And hopefully, amidst the social media buzz, a matching donor will step forward and raise their hand.
To enter to win the coastal vacation, social media users should post picture holding their own #AKidneyforMaria signs and then try to encourage as many shares as possible. Every share is another entry to win. Entrants can find out more by visiting My Vacation Haven's Facebook or Instagram.
To learn more about donating a kidney to Maria Burke, please visit:////uabmedicine.org/donateakidney and search with "Maria Burke," birthday 3/8/76.
#AKidneyforMaria Win A Trip to the Coast Giveaway Official Social Media Contest Rules & Regulations
NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. YOU DO NOT NEED TO LIKE/FOLLLOW OUR FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS TO ENTER OR WIN. PRIOR OR PRESENT BOOKINGS OR TRANSACTIONS WITH MY VACATION HAVEN, LLC ARE NOT REQUIRED TO ENTER OR WIN. LIKING/FOLLOWING OUR FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS NOR PRIOR TRANSACTIONS WITH MY VACATION HAVEN, LLC DO NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.
This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed, or administered by, or associated with Facebook or Instagram. You understand that you are providing your information to My Vacation Haven, LLC, and not to Facebook or Instagram.
1. Eligibility: This contest is open only to: permanent U.S. residents ages 21 and older. [My Vacation Haven, LLC] and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors and any and all personnel with any existing or prior business relationship/partnership/agreement with [My Vacation Haven, LLC] AND relatives of all groups listed above are ineligible to enter or win.
2. Agreement to Rules: By participating, the Contestant (“You”) agree to be fully unconditionally bound by these Rules, and You represent and warrant that You meet the eligibility requirements. In addition, You agree to accept the decisions of [My Vacation Haven, LLC] as final and binding as it relates to the content of this contest.
3. Contest Period: Entries will be accepted starting [12/14/2021 1:05PM CST] and ending [2/28/2022 11:59PM CST]. All entries must be received by [2/28/2022 11:59PM CST].
4. How to Enter: The contest may be entered by sharing an image to (“You”/”Your”) social feed featuring a sign with the hashtag #AKidneyforMaria OR by liking/loving any social media contest post at [https://www.facebook.com/myvacationhaven] or [https://www.instagram.com/myvacationhaven/]. The entry must fulfill all contest requirements, as specified on posts, to be eligible to win the prize. Entries that are incomplete or do not adhere to the rules or specifications may be disqualified at the sole discretion of [My Vacation Haven, LLC].
Alternate Entry: Alternate entry is available by sending a letter or postcard with paid postage and the following information [Full Name, Address, Email Address, Phone Number] to:
My Vacation Haven
Attn: Landy Cash
RE: #AKidneyforMaria Win A Trip to the Coast Giveaway
600 Grand Boulevard, Suite 209 Miramar Beach, FL 32550
Alternate entries must be postmarked by 2/28/2022 and received by 11:59PM CST on 2/28/2022.
[My Vacation Haven, LLC] shall have no liability for Winner’s failure to receive notices due to spam, junk e-mail or other security settings or for Winner’s provision of incorrect or otherwise non-functioning contact information. If Winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim the prize within 30 days from the time award notification was sent, or fails to timely return a completed and executed declaration and release as required, the prize may be forfeited, and an alternate Winner selected. Receipt by Winner of the prize offered in this contest is conditioned upon compliance with any and all federal, state, and local laws and regulations.
ANY VIOLATION OF THESE OFFICIAL RULES BY WINNER (at [My Vacation Haven, LLC] sole discretion) WILL RESULT IN WINNER’S DISQUALIFICATION AS WINNER OF THE CAMPAIGN, AND ALL PRIVILEGES AS WINNER WILL BE IMMEDIATELY TERMINATED.
5. Prize: The contest prize is a one-week beachfront stay provided by My Vacation Haven, with a maximum value of $4,999.99. [My Vacation Haven, LLC] reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to modify or substitute the contest prize at any time, for any reason.
6. Rights Granted by You: By entering this content (e.g., photo, video, text, etc.), You understand and agree that [My Vacation Haven, LLC], anyone acting on behalf of [My Vacation Haven, LLC], and [My Vacation Haven, LLC] licensees, successors, and assigns, shall have the right, where permitted by law, to print, publish, broadcast, distribute, and use in any media now known or hereafter developed, in perpetuity and throughout the World, without limitation, your entry, name, portrait, picture, voice, likeness, image, statements about the contest, and biographical information for news, publicity, information, trade, advertising, public relations, and promotional purposes, without any further compensation, notice, review, or consent.
7. Terms & Conditions: [My Vacation Haven, LLC] reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the contest should virus, bug, non- authorized human intervention, fraud, or other cause beyond [My Vacation Haven, LLC] control corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, or proper conduct of the contest. In such case, [My Vacation Haven, LLC] may select the Winner from all eligible entries received prior to and/or after (if appropriate) the action taken by [My Vacation Haven, LLC]. [My Vacation Haven, LLC] reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers or attempts to tamper with the entry process or the operation of the contest or website or violates these Terms & Conditions. [My Vacation Haven, LLC] has the right, in its sole discretion, to maintain the integrity of the
contest, to void entries for any reason. Any attempt by an entrant to deliberately damage any website or undermine the legitimate operation of the contest may be a violation of criminal and civil laws. Should such attempt be made, [My Vacation Haven, LLC] reserves the right to seek damages to the fullest extent permitted by law.
8. Limitation of Liability: By entering, You agree to release and hold harmless [My Vacation Haven, LLC] and its subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, partners, representatives, agents, successors, assigns, employees, officers, and directors from any liability, illness, injury, death, loss, litigation, claim, or damage that may occur, directly or indirectly, whether caused by negligence or not, from: (i) such entrant’s participation in the contest and/or his/her acceptance, possession, use, or misuse of any prize or any portion thereof; (ii) technical failures of any kind, including but not limited to the malfunction of any computer, cable, network, hardware, or software, or other mechanical equipment; (iii) the unavailability or inaccessibility of any transmissions, telephone, or Internet service; (iv) unauthorized human intervention in any part of the entry process or the contest; (v) electronic or human error in the administration of the contest or the processing of entries.
9. Disputes: THIS contest IS GOVERNED BY THE LAWS OF [FLORIDA] WITHOUT RESPECT TO CONFLICT OF LAW DOCTRINES. As a condition of participating in this contest, participant agrees that any and all disputes that cannot be resolved between the parties and causes of action arising out of or connected with this contest, shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, exclusively before a court located in [FLORIDA] having jurisdiction. Further, in any such dispute, under no circumstances shall participant be permitted to obtain awards for, and hereby waives all rights to, punitive, incidental, or consequential damages, including reasonable attorney’s fees, other than participant’s actual out-of-pocket expenses (i.e. costs associated with entering this contest). Participant further waives all rights to have damages multiplied or increased.
11. Sponsor: The Sponsor of the contest is [My Vacation Haven, LLC]. By entering the contest, You, the Contestant, have affirmatively reviewed, accepted, and agreed to all of the Official Rules.