Red, White and Vroom!

Even though World Cup fever might be over, a summer of sports is still heating up. In Portland this upcoming weekend, NASCAR will be taking over as the K&N Pro Series visits the Portland International Raceway.

If you have been following NASCAR, you no doubt have seen the Number 16 3M Ford Fusion driven by local driver Greg Biffle. At the end of June his Ford Fusion appeared in Red Cross colors at the New Hampshire race and there is another chance to see the Red Cross flair at the Texas race on Sunday, Nov. 7. Do you want a Ford? Then here is a great opportunity for you!

Thanks to a generous donation by the Ford Motor Company, the Red Cross is giving away a 2011 Ford Fiesta to one lucky winner. From now until November 1st, you can register online at for a chance to win. Visit the website for official rules.

Why is Ford doing this and what is Red Cross Racing? Red Cross Racing is a blood donation campaign. Every time you record your blood or platelet donations online, you’ll get points which can be exchanged for great prizes. Red Cross Racing is an innovative program designed to encourage NASCAR fans to donate blood with the Red Cross.

And donors are greatly needed– at the Portland donor center yesterday turnout was incredibly low. We want you to come by and visit! If you can donate, visit and sign up today!