Blood And Marrow Drive On September 11

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On the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania, NASCAR fans can provide the "gift of life" by participating in the NASCAR Foundation's "Spirit of America" Blood and Bone Marrow Drive. The national program is making its debut at Auto Club Speedway on September 11th from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In partnership with the San Bernardino and Riverside Counties Blood Bank, Hendrick Marrow Program and the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, Auto Club Speedway is staging a one-day blood drive and bone marrow drive. The goal is to raise awareness for the thousands of patients with life-threatening diseases that could be treated with a marrow transplant who are searching and waiting for a donor, through the National Marrow Donor ProgramĀ®. In addition, the blood drive will help save the life of people right here in Southern California in daily need of a transfusion. Donors will receive a free Auto Club Speedway hat (first 200 donors) and a commemorative lug nut from the NASCAR SONY HD 500 weekend, in recognition of their participation. WHO: Auto Club Speedway, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties Blood Bank and the NASCAR Foundation WHAT: Spirit of America NASCAR Foundation Blood and Marrow Drive WHEN: Monday, September 11, 2006; 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. WHERE: Auto Club Speedway, 9300 Cherry Avenue, Fontana, CA 92335 Drivers Meeting Room inside the Garage area of the Infield Other tracks participating in the drive are Bristol Motor Speedway, Auto Club Speedway, Darlington Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Homestead-Miami Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, Pocono Raceway, Richmond International Raceway, Talladega Superspeedway and Watkins Glen International. For more information on Auto Club Speedway, and the 2007 racing season, please visit www.autoclubspeedway.com or call 800-944-RACE [7223].

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