EVERGREEN, CO (May 13, 2010) – Motocross racers and their fans are being asked to help boost the Nation’s blood supply. The RiderDown Foundation is kicking off it’s first annual RDF Blood Drive in Memory of Fallen Riders at Freestone County Raceway on June 5th when the Outdoor National Motocross Series comes to Texas. The good folks from CarterBloodCare.org will be on hand with a crew of professionals to make it easy on you. Please spread the word and bring a friend. We all know how important it is to have an adequate supply of blood on hand when it’s needed.
Tony Miller, owner of Freestone County Raceway and FreestoneMX.com has been a valued supporter of the RiderDown Foundation for years now and did not hesitate when the idea first came up to begin the Blood Drive at his track. “This is a great idea and it’s nice to see the riding community step up for good causes like this.” says Tony, “We’re proud to be part of this nationwide effort and glad to give it the holeshot here in Texas.” Please visit www.freestonemx.com for details on the track and the race series. Stop by the RiderDown Booth on Saturday, June 5th at the track to donate or for more info on how you can help. There will also be some special items on display and available as a part of RDF’s ongoing fundraising efforts, including a custom painted helmet, rider jerseys, etc..
The RiderDown Foundation, whose mission is to help injured off-road riders is sponsoring a nationwide, week-long blood drive. The dates for this first annual blood drive are June 7-11, 2010. People wishing to donate blood in the memory of their fallen friends and fellow riders can find their local blood center by visiting RiderDown’s website at www.riderdown.org and look for the thread “RDF Blood Drive in Memory of Fallen Riders – HELP!” We encourage anyone who rides, has children or friends that ride to take a few minutes out of their week to stop at their local blood center to give blood. You never know, the blood you give may save the life of a friend or loved one!
About RiderDown Foundation: With a nationwide network of volunteers ready to lend support and assistance to injured riders, RiderDown is actively giving back to the off road community. As a non-profit, 501(c)3 charitable organization, RiderDown has been delivering on its mission of “Helping Riders Up” since 2005. Dedicated to helping responsible off-road motorcyclists and ATV racers who have been injured, proceeds are used to provide assistance to riders and their families when faced with medical expenses and related issues. In cooperation with their partners in the field of medical bill review, RDF has saved injured riders thousands of dollars on excessive and/or unnecessary medical charges. RiderDown Angels visit injured riders in the hospital and at home, offering a friendly voice during difficult times. To find out more about RiderDown and ways you can help, go to www.riderdown.org.