Navigation Links
The NASCAR Foundation Announces 'The Big Five' Projects for NASCAR Day
Date:3/10/2010

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The NASCAR Foundation announced today five community service projects across the country as keystone events to take place on NASCAR Day on May 21, teaming with several of the sport's official partners and aimed at education and helping children live happier, healthier lives. "The Big Five" projects include:

  • In Atlanta, Ga., renovation and race theme decoration of a portion of the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Recognized as one of the top childhood cancer centers in the country by U.S.News & World Report, the Aflac Cancer Center treats more than 370 new cancer patients each year and follows more than 2,500 patients with sickle cell disease, hemophilia and other blood disorders.
  • In Daytona Beach, Fla., partnering with Bank of America for a racing-themed educational initiative at Daytona International Raceway as part of the bank's signature program, "Students at the Speedway", designed to showcase NASCAR as a strong career path for students who are eager to learn in the areas of math, science and technology.
  • In Fontana, Calif., Auto Club Speedway will host school-aged students out to the race track for an educational experience with motorsports flare.
  • In Kansas City, Mo., Sprint, Inc. and the NASCAR Foundation will build a brand new playground at the Ronald McDonald House of Kansas City. The playground will be dedicated in memory of Tom Murphy, a former Sprint Executive and NASCAR Foundation Board Member who died tragically last year. The Ronald McDonald House serves more than 6,000 families per year and is desperately in need of a playground facility.
  • In the Charlotte, N.C. region, the foundation will work on a community service project at A Place for Hope, a community center committed to providing material resources, hands-on educational training and job development programs, and psychological hope for the residents of Blackmon Road.

NASCAR Day is an annual charitable celebration of the NASCAR spirit that enables fans and corporate partners to join together to make a difference in the lives of children. Since it began in 2004, NASCAR Day has raised nearly $8 million for charity.

Fans can help support these initiatives by making a $5 donation for the 2010 NASCAR Day collectible lapel pin or by registering to volunteer at one of the service projects. For more information visit WWW.NASCAR.COM/NASCARDay.  

About The NASCAR Foundation

The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, Inc., (NASCAR) launched The NASCAR Foundation in January 2006. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit entity that embodies the compassion of the NASCAR Family and its commitment to serving communities. The Foundation seeks to raise funds and increase volunteerism to support non-profit charities and charitable causes throughout the nation with an emphasis placed on initiatives that affect the ability of children to live, learn and play. For more information on The NASCAR Foundation, please visit the website: WWW.NASCAR.COM/foundation.

SOURCE The NASCAR Foundation

Back to top

RELATED LINKS
http://www.NASCAR.com/foundation

'/>"/>

SOURCE The NASCAR Foundation
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Video: Nutrition Comes to NASCAR
2. General Mills #43, M&Ms #38 Driving Passionately Pink for the Cure at Lowes Motor Speedway NASCAR Race
3. Morris Animal Foundation Featured on NASCAR Racecar to Raise Awareness of Pet Cancer
4. 3M Donates Two Full Paint Schemes to American Red Cross for the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Season
5. American Red Cross Launches National Campaign to Connect NASCAR Fans With Blood Donations
6. American Red Cross Launches New Interactive Website to Connect NASCAR Fans With Blood Donations
7. New STAY ON TRACK for Better Prostate Health Program Launches Fathers Day Weekend at NASCAR Race
8. Red Cross NASCAR Partners Rally to Support Relief Efforts
9. Red Cross Racing Members Cheer on Biffle in NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup
10. Claritin(R) Renews Sponsorship With Allergy Sufferer and NASCAR Star Carl Edwards
11. Video: CLARITIN Partners with NASCAR Driver Carl Edwards to Educate Motorists on the Importance of Being Clear to Drive(SM)
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... , ... PawPaws brand pet supplements owned by Whole Health Supply ... health of felines. The formula is all-natural and is made from Chinese herbs that ... Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft Chews are Astragalus Root Extract and Rehmannia Root ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Austin residents seeking Mohs surgery services, can ... Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for medical and surgical dermatology. , Dr. Dorsey ... cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery completed by Dr. Dorsey was under ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... As a ... Magna Cum Laude and his M.D from the David Geffen School of Medicine at ... returned to Los Angeles to complete his fellowship in hematology/oncology at the UCLA-Olive View-Cedars ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... CA (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... A ... procedures that most people are unfamiliar with. The article goes on to state that ... but also many of these less common operations such as calf and cheek reduction. ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... ... Conference and Scientific Sessions in Dallas that it will receive two significant new ... the grants came as PHA marked its 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 According to a new ... Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, ... Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global ... the market for the forecast period of 2016 to ... Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , Belgium , June ... MKT: VNRX), today announced the appointment of Dr. ... of Directors as a Non-Executive Director, effective June ... Company,s Audit, Compensation and Nominations and Governance Committees.  ... Dr. Futcher will provide independent expertise and strategic ...
(Date:6/23/2016)...  MedSource announced today that it has selected ... of choice.  This latest decision demonstrates MedSource,s commitment ... clients by offering a state-of-the-art electronic data capture ... as the EDC platform of choice in exchange ... has long been a preferred EDC platform by ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: