It’s been more than two decades since legendary NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon became heavily involved in charity work. Through his Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, he has centered efforts toward raising money to help children fighting cancer. His latest venture provides a unique prize that ties into the organization’s work.
Jeff Gordon’s Foundation
Amid his illustrious NASCAR career, Jeff Gordon branched out into charitable work outside his craft.
He established the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation in 1999. His nonprofit organization’s effort supports pediatric cancer research, equitable access to treatment, and patient support programs.
According to the foundation’s site, it has raised more than $19 million for children’s health organizations. In 2011, the organization chose to extend out to bring pediatric cancer care to Rwanda, Africa.
“I’m a competitive guy. Anyone who knows me will tell you I can’t stand to lose,” Gordon said via his foundation’s website. “I’ve never faced anything on the racetrack as tough as childhood cancer. But I won’t stop until I beat it.”
The NASCAR Hall of Famer’s charitable work has also moved him toward another unique method to raise money to help children fight cancer.
Jeff Gordon announces unique way he’s fighting childhood cancer
Over the years, Jeff Gordon has remained heavily involved in charity efforts through his foundation.
The four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion has delved into another unique venture that helps kids fighting cancer. The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation announced on Wednesday that they are selling tickets at WWW.CamaroForACure.org priced at $100 to win a one-of-a-kind 2021 Chevrolet Camaro ZLI 1LE Coupe.
The foundation is only selling 15,000 tickets that can be purchased between Feb. 3 through Feb. 10. The vehicle features custom matte gold accents and brake calipers, which the color is a reference to childhood cancer awareness.
Beyond the color scheme, the brake calipers feature the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation on each part. The car also has an engine plate with the organization’s logo and specifies that the vehicle is “1 of 1” in existence.
Aside from the customized car, there is a $10,000 cash prize. His nonprofit organization did note that their previous car program did sell out in only nine days. It will mark the second time that his foundation has given away a Camaro.
The customized Camaro is valued at holding a $76,930 MSRP, which includes features such as a 6.2L Supercharged V8 engine, 650 horsepower and 650 pound-foot of torque, and the 1LE Extreme Track Performance Package.
Honorable work away from NASCAR
Jeff Gordon’s charitable work is something that he has taken much pride in over the years.
The legendary NASCAR driver has used the nonprofit organization to open the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital in Concord, North Carolina, and the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence in Rwanda.
Gordon has also long worked with Corvette For A Cure program, which alone has raised nearly $11 million for research at hospitals and medical institutions across the country. Through that venture, Gordon has donated a Corvette in each of the last 15 years.
“When I see a child at that critical time in their life, or maybe they are about to start playing baseball or basketball or something that could change their life, it doesn’t have to be sports, to see that come to a halt because of an illness like cancer, it breaks my heart,” Gordon said in October 2019, according to the Independence Tribune.
His latest efforts further exemplify his dedication to raising money to help children fighting against cancer. It’s a cause that holds much meaning to great importance to him.