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Darlington Raceway to host blood drive event

(Source: Dennis Worden with the Darlington Raceway) (Source: Dennis Worden with the Darlington Raceway)

DARLINGTON, S.C. (WMBF) – The Ninth Annual Darlington Raceway Blood Drive will take place on Thursday, September 11 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

"This is a community event that has made a significant impact for the South Carolina Blood Services Region of the American Red Cross since 2005," Darlington Raceway President Chip Wile said. "The tragedies of 9-11 impacted us all and it is important that we honor the victims and heroes of that day. The Darlington Raceway Blood Drive is a good way to pay respects to 9-11 in addition to having an impact on the lives of people that reside in the Pee Dee area."

According to the release, fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at the Lady in Black and an opportunity to take a pace lap around the Darlington oval for every donation made. All presenting donors in the month of September, including at Darlington Raceway, will receive a free haircut coupon to Sport Clips.

Appointments are encouraged in advance for the blood drive. To reserve an appointment time, go to www.redcrossblood.org, click on the Make an Appointment link and enter the sponsor code: darlingtonraceway or call 1-800-REDCROSS.

The track collected 435 total units of blood in 2013, all of them gathered during the Bojangles' Southern 500 race weekend, September 11 Blood Drive and holiday event in December, according to the release.

You can stay up to date with all of the latest news from Darlington Raceway at their website, on Facebook and on Twitter.

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