On the Flip-Side - Harvick's auction donation

On the Flip-Side HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (June 3, 2002) - Something unfortunate always has the opportunity to produce something honorable. Kevin Harvick proved that fact by auctioning off what will - in all probability - become part of motorsports...

On the Flip-Side

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (June 3, 2002) - Something unfortunate always has the opportunity to produce something honorable. Kevin Harvick proved that fact by auctioning off what will - in all probability - become part of motorsports history.

Holding an on-line auction from his website (www.kevinharvick.com), Harvick put the hood from the very truck he raced in Martinsville (Va.) (April 13, 2002) up for bid in order to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. The auction was open to members of The Kevin Harvick Fan Club and lasted 29 hours. The hood itself featured the fan club's logo.

Susan Bunce of New York won the hood for a sum of $4,500.

"I didn't want to see the hood of my truck from Martinsville thrown to the side or just reused when I knew I could do something good with it. I figured people collect so many things and this would be something someone would want. I figured it'd be a good deal, just to auction it off on the website and give the money to St. Jude's," Harvick said.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is world renowned as a premier center for the treatment of children's catastrophic diseases, focusing mainly on pediatric cancer, immunodeficiencies, and genetic disorders.

Harvick explained, "They not only help kids, but they help to find a cure. One of the things that shows St. Jude's dedication is they treat people with no thought as to whether they can afford the treatment. St. Jude's operates mostly on donations. Anything I can do to drum up support for them is worth it."

Based in Memphis, Tenn., St. Jude Children's Research Hospital was founded in 1962. Aside from helping children with cancer, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital fights to find cures through research and treatment. The hospital studies many avenues to finding the cure, via gene therapy, chemotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplant.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
www.stjude.org

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Series Charity , Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Kevin Harvick