$1,000 Gas Card Up for Grabs Labor Day Weekend

August 31, 2010

Labor Day is often referred to as “summer’s last hurrah,” a final goodbye to road trips and fun in the sun. Thinking about it is enough to take the air right out of your tires!


That’s why the American Red Cross is inviting you to celebrate summer’s end by getting revved up to donate blood. Does the chance to win a $1,000 gas card get your motor running?  


One lucky winner in the Missouri-Illinois is going to find out how many tanks of gas $1,000 buys.


Everyone who attempts to donate at Red Cross blood drives or donor centers Thursday, Sept. 2 through Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6 are automatically entered to win a $1,000 gas card! One winner will be selected by random drawing.


If that’s not enough to drive you to your nearest Red Cross blood drive or donor center, learn about other ways the Red Cross is saying thank you for helping us help hospital patients in need.


Anyone who attempts to give blood at a Red Cross blood drive or donor center Aug. 1 – Sept. 15 is automatically entered to win a $100 gasoline card. One lucky winner will be chosen each day!


Plus, you might be able to use that gas card to fill the tank of your brand new car! Thanks to a generous donation by the Ford Motor Company, the American Red Cross and Red Cross Racing are giving away a 2011 Ford Fiesta to one lucky winner.  It’s our way of saying thank you to our committed blood donors. Donors can register online at redcrossracing.com for a chance to win.  Visit the website for official rules. The sweepstakes ends Nov. 1, 2010.


Register online and become a Red Cross Racing donor today! Every time you record your blood or platelet donations online, you’ll get points which can be exchanged for cool prizes. Red Cross Racing is an innovative program designed to encourage NASCAR fans to donate blood through the Red Cross. Thanks to ongoing support from 3M Company, the Red Cross has two full paint schemes on the Rousch Fenway No. 16 Ford Fusion this racing season. We were at the New Hampshire race on Sunday, June 27 and will be at the Texas race on Sunday, Nov. 7.


Red Cross Racing members who attempt to donate Friday, Sept. 3 – Friday, Sept. 10 receive 75 bonus points.


Anyone who attempts to donate blood a Red Cross donor center or selected blood drives now through Nov. 19 receives a Red Cross Racing camouflage hat!


So, please consider scheduling a blood donation appointment with the Red Cross. Thank you for your time, effort and lifesaving blood donation.


For your convenience, you may now schedule blood donation appointments online at www.redcrossblood.org. You may also call 1-800-RED CROSS. 


Donors may subscribe to Red Cross texting by sending redcross to 42227 or registering online at redcrossblood.org.