‘Spirit of America’ drive at MIS 9/11
BROOKLYN — Michigan International Speedway will partner with Michigan Blood for the Spirit of America blood drive on Wednesday, Sept. 11. The day will include activities honoring and remembering the victims and heroes of 9-11.
The annual blood drive at the racetrack began as a tribute in 2002 to honor the victims and heroes of 9-11. Since its inception in 2002, the Spirit of America blood drive has collected more than 8,876 pints of blood, positively affecting more than 26,688 lives.
The speedway has a number of activities planned to remember victims and first responders from the tragic events of 9-11 with activities beginning at 7 a.m. on Sept. 11 and concluding at 3 p.m.
“The Spirit of America is one of the most incredible events we will host all year,” said Roger Curtis, track president. “It has evolved out of a simple need to want to do something for 9-11 into a meaningful, heartfelt and truly good thing to do with our community. We are thrilled Michigan Blood has come on board to help us with this worthwhile and wonderful event.”
Curtis said activities include a “Home of the Brave” exhibit, located in the Michigan Room of the Pit Road Suites, which will offer remembrance, education and inspiration.
This year, all donors will receive a Spirit of America gift bag, lunch in the Champions Club presented by CP Federal Credit Union, and a track tour. During the tour, donors will get an up-close view of more than 3,000 American flags proudly displayed at Unity Field honoring 9-11 victims. Anyone may come to Unity Field. All blood donations are made through appointment. For more information visit www.mi.blood.org.