The Jeff Gordon Foundation news 2010-03-26

Win Jeff Gordon's Personal Corvette and Support Pediatric Cancer Research Charlotte, N.C., March 26, 2010 - Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon announced today on Trackside on SPEED the launch of the 2010 Corvette raffle to benefit...

Win Jeff Gordon's Personal Corvette and Support Pediatric Cancer Research

Charlotte, N.C., March 26, 2010 - Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon announced today on Trackside on SPEED the launch of the 2010 Corvette raffle to benefit The Jeff Gordon Foundation. One lucky individual will drive home in Gordon's personal 2009 Chevrolet Z06 Corvette following the November 7th NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Texas Motor Speedway. The contest, which raised $500,000 last year, supports the Foundation's fight against pediatric cancer.

Proceeds will fund treatment programs necessary to increase survivorship and promising new medical research committed to finding a cure.

"We've raised over 1.3 million dollars in the last four years through this raffle," said Gordon. "Last year we sold out early and I hope we can do the same this year." During the week of the Daytona 500, Gordon filmed a commercial to promote the contest with 5- year-old Haley Ebbert. Ebbert is among the 40,000 children fighting pediatric cancer right now in this country. Diagnosed with leukemia last year, she is in the long-term maintenance phase of treatment and was introduced to Gordon through the Make-A-Wish Foundation®.

"I encourage our generous supporters to take advantage of this year's raffle," said Gordon. "Not only for the chance to win my personal Corvette, but to help give children like Haley the greatest opportunity at a healthy future."

Last year's winning ticket was one of three purchased by winner Richard Sivulich while 2007 winner Robert Marian purchased a single ticket. And 2006 winner Norma Callis, who is 75 years old, does not even have a driver's license, although her husband is more than happy to drive the pair around in their Corvette convertible.

This year's winning raffle ticket will be announced live on Trackside on SPEED Friday, October 8, 2010. To learn more about this year's Corvette raffle and to purchase your ticket, visit www.jeffgordonfoundation.org. Each ticket is a $100 purchase, and a maximum of 5,000 raffle tickets will be sold. About The Jeff Gordon Foundation The Jeff Gordon Foundation was established as a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization in 1999 by the four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. The Foundation supports children battling pediatric cancer by funding programs that improve patients' quality of life, treatment programs that increase survivorship and pediatric medical research dedicated to finding a cure. The Foundation also supports the Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital in Concord, NC, which serves children in the community by providing a high level of primary and specialty pediatric care.

-source: jeffgordonfoundation.org

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