Ashley, PA (June 15, 2015) — Pocono Raceway and the American Red Cross are asking you to honor fallen troopers of the Pennsylvania State Police by helping to save lives through a generous blood donation.
The 10th annual Pocono Raceway blood drive will be on Thursday, July 9 from 1:00 to 7:00 pm at Pocono Raceway, 1234 Long Pond Road, Long Pond.
“It’s an event that will pay tribute to troopers that made the ultimate sacrifice and those everyday heroes protecting and serving in your community,” said Colin Riccobon, external communications manager, American Red Cross Northeastern Pennsylvania Blood Services Region.
As a thank you to those who support this remembrance blood drive, Pocono Raceway is giving all presenting donors the chance to win a “Fantasy Race Package.” The winner will receive four Terrace Club seats and will be greeting all the Pennsylvania 400 drivers during driver introductions prior to the start of the August 2, 2015 NASCAR race at Pocono.
Everyone who attends may participate in the “Ride for the Red” event and take a ride around the Pocono Racetrack with their own vehicle for a $10 donation (per lap). All donations benefit the American Red Cross Disaster Fund. Blood Donors must participate in the “Ride for the Red” event before donating blood. You do not need to donate blood to participate in the “Ride for the Red”.
To make an appointment to donate blood, please call 1-800-RED CROSS or visit: www.redcrossblood.org and enter code: POCONO
WHAT: American Red Cross Blood Drive
WHEN: 1:00 to 7:00pm, July 9, 2015
*Ride for the Red starts at 12:30pm*
WHERE: Pocono Raceway, 1234 Long Pond Road, Long Pond, PA
How to donate blood
Simply call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org to make an appointment or for more information. All blood types are needed to ensure a reliable supply for patients. A blood donor card or driver’s license or two other forms of identification are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent in some states), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood. High school students and other donors 18 years of age and younger also have to meet certain height and weight requirements.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation’s blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.