St. Charles man wins $1,000 gas card from Red Cross

September 21, 2010

As the highlight of a six-week promotion by the American Red Cross, Donald Carlson of St. Charles won a $1,000 gas card by donating blood over Labor Day Weekend.


Anyone who attempted to give blood at a Red Cross blood drive or donor center Aug 1- Sept. 15 was automatically entered to win a $100 gasoline card. There was one lucky winner each day. Those who attempted to donate Sept. 2-6 were also entered into a drawing for one $1,000 gas card.


Carlson is also entered into a drawing for a 2011 Ford Fiesta. 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 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 on-going 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.