Halloween may be scary to some, but blood shortages are even scarier! In fact, according to the American Red Cross, someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds. Our community needs your help! Join us on Friday, October 25 for the annual Houska Automotive Blood Drive, “Just What the Doctor Ordered. Blood Needed STAT.” The blood drive will take place from 7 a.m. through 1 p.m. at the Garth Englund Blood Center, located at 1025 Pennock Place in Fort Collins. You will very well be helping a neighbor or loved one right in our community during an emergency. Plus, for anyone who participates, we’re going to give you a gift card for a pint of ale at CooperSmith’s Pub & Brewing. It’s a pint for a pint! Visit here to sign up and learn what to expect when you donate.
Our friends at Morning Fresh Dairy Farm are also doing their part to help fill medical needs in the community. They are encouraging the public to join the Be the Match registry at their Moo-nster Match Halloween event. Founder Dr. Robert C. Graves created Be The Match, a national bone marrow registry, trying to save his daughter’s life. Now, it’s the largest and most diverse marrow registry in the world. While you’re visiting, make sure to enjoy all the Halloween festivities and treats, including trick or treating, tours around the dairy, yard games, milk samples, and more! The Moo-nster Match takes place on Saturday, October 26 from 10 am- 4 pm at the Morning Fresh Dairy Farm, 5821 W. County Rd 54E in Bellvue. Visit here to sign up for the tour and learn more about the event.