Proceeds Support Fight Against Childhood Cancer Through Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation
CHARLOTTE (June 2018) – Four-time NASCAR CUP SERIES champion Jeff Gordon, one of the most iconic names in racing and pop culture, intends to repeat last year’s record-breaking $1 million raised for childhood cancer research. To realize this goal, he has donated a very special car from his personal collection – a 60th Anniversary Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition – along with $15,000.
Tickets to win the car and cash are available June 1 – July 31 for $100 each at www.CorvetteForACure.org and only 10,000 will be sold. In addition to the chance to win Gordon’s car there also are three “stage drawings” of $5,000 each. The earlier a ticket is purchased, the more chances there are to win. All federal taxes will be paid on the car and cash prizes, and Gordon will personally hand over the keys and sign over the title.
10,000 tickets are available June 1 – July 31. They are $100 each and sold out early last year.
Gordon’s Corvette is Arctic White with full-length racing stripes in Pearl Silver Blue, including a tonal stripe stitched into the blue convertible top extending the graphic theme over the roof, and Blue Diamond leather-wrapped interior with suede accents. The sticker price is $90,490 with features including:
• 427-cubic-inch (7.0L) LS7 engine and 6-speed manual transmission
• 505 horsepower (377 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. of torque
• Carbon fiber raised hood, Z06-style fenders, floor panels, and “front splitter and rocker panels
• ZR1-style rear spoiler, special badging, gray-painted brake calipers and “60th” logo on wheel center caps, steering wheel and seat headrests
• Lightweight machine-face Cup wheels with 19-inch front and 20-inch rear wheels wrapped in ZR1-style Michelin PS2 tires
This is the 13th year of the Corvette program, which has raised nearly $7 million in the previous 12 years. Gordon started the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation in 1999 – a 501(c)(3) public charity – to help improve outcomes for children diagnosed with cancer. Since then, more than $18 million has been used to fund some of the most promising research in childhood cancer, as well as open the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital in Concord, N.C. and the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda.
Cancer is the number one cause of death by disease for children, and families of two children every hour receive the devastating news of a cancer diagnosis. Only four percent of the National Cancer Institute’s budget goes to pediatric cancer, with pharmaceutical companies contributing minimal resources, leaving childhood cancer heavily reliant upon private donations.
To buy tickets for the Corvette program, review complete rules, and learn more about the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation visit www.CorvetteForACure.org.