Triple F Racing adopts the Rainbow for Tasmanian round
The Triple F Racing team will be hoping for a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow when they support Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation at this weekend's Tasmanian Round of the V8 Supercars.
The #12 FG Falcon will feature a Rainbow swoosh stretching down both sides of their WesTrac Racing entry, with the Zaidee's logo prominent above the front bulbar. The entire Triple F Racing team, including Dean Fiore, will also be sporting Zaidee's Rainbow Shoelaces during the Falken Tasmania Challenge.
The event is particularly special for the Foundation as this Tuesday, November 8, would have been Zaidee Turner's 14th Birthday.
Kim and Allan Turner created Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation in memory of their daughter, Zaidee Turner, who tragically and suddenly died in 2004 at the age of seven after suffering a burst blood vessel in her brain. In the year she died Zaidee was the only Victorian child to donate her organs and tissues, and one of only six children to donate from the whole of Australia. Her gift saved or improved the lives of up to seven other people.
On average around 130,000 Australians die each year but the number of organ and tissue donors numbers only sits in the hundreds. In 2010, 309 people gave the greatest gift of all and results this year have increased again.
"By encouraging parents to speak to their children about organ and tissue donation we hope that those family members currently on the transplant waiting list will have a better chance of receiving their transplant in time," said Allan Turner, CEO of Zaidee's Rainbow Foundation.
Currently there are 49 children under the age of 19 years waiting for a transplant in Australia. Many of these kids will die in the next 12 months before they receive a transplant due to the lack of donors at the end of life.
Zaidee gave the greatest gift of all after she died, her organs and tissue, so others could live a better life and, in some cases, get another chance at life.
For more information please go to www.zaidee.org