*Jeff Gordon personally donated his Camaro for this program. All federal taxes paid for the winner. Click here to download complete rules.
Jeff wanted to continue the tradition of making each Camaro stand out in a class all its own. With the support of Axalta Coating Systems and Hendrick Performance, this 2023 Camaro ZL1 received a custom paint design.
A matte gold coating – hand-picked by Jeff and expertly mixed by the paint professionals at Axalta – was flawlessly applied to the front valance, side skirts, rear valance and brake calipers. Carefully painted gold racing stripes elevate the car’s unique look.
The color is a winning one on so many levels. More than 20 years ago, a group of parents picked gold as the official color for the childhood cancer awareness ribbon. They believed the color gold symbolizes how precious children are and the resiliency of childhood cancer heroes. Throughout history gold also has been associated with optimism, generosity, success, achievement and triumph.
Worldwide, 300,000 families each year hear the words: Your child has cancer. Every day in the United States more than 40 kids are diagnosed with cancer. Two-thirds of children who are treated for cancer will suffer long-term effects from their treatment, including loss of hearing and sight, heart disease, secondary cancers, cognitive disabilities, infertility and more. But you can offer these families hope by investing in childhood cancer research with Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation.
Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation has granted more than $25 million to fund innovations that improve patients’ quality of life, treatment programs that increase survivorship, and medical research dedicated to finding a cure for the No. 1 cause of death by disease for kids. The funds granted by JGCF are made possible by the generosity of donors who support fundraisers such as Camaro For A Cure.
Your participation in our Camaro For A Cure fundraiser directly impacts treatment funding for kids like David, who deserve to survive and thrive amid a cancer diagnosis.
David choked on a bite of pizza and vomited; nothing odd — kids get sick. But when his eyes turned purple and brown, it became evident something more serious was happening. His parents took him to the emergency room where a doctor quickly became alarmed after reviewing David’s symptoms. Within a few hours, bloodwork revealed the unthinkable — David was fighting leukemia. He started the day as a kid at a pizza party. He ended the day as a patient fighting a deadly disease.
Leukemia is a cancer of blood-forming tissues and is the most common type of cancer in children younger than 15 years old. But even the most common type of childhood cancer was unthinkable for David’s family. “We were in complete shock. You never think your kid will have cancer. We didn’t know much about childhood cancer, and at that time we didn’t know anyone who had fought childhood cancer,” said his mom, Sue. David has been in treatment for a year now. He has been treated using oral chemotherapy, chemotherapy infusions, lumbar punctures, and surgery. David’s family didn’t know what to expect in the beginning, and they learned that each day could bring something unexpected.
For many kids, cancer treatment is both a blessing and a curse. On the road to a cure, kids must endure the life-altering side effects and risks associated with cancer-fighting medications and procedures. For David, the curse became especially evident when a reaction to one of the chemotherapy medications he was receiving resulted in liver and kidney failure. His family watched David fight for his life on a ventilator for nine days in a pediatric intensive care unit.
Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation’s mission is to fund treatment and innovations that increase survivorship while also improving quality of life. Kids deserve to survive and thrive, in spite of a cancer diagnosis. They deserve to get better, without having to get worse first. “As a family, you feel like you are constantly living on edge. You’re not sure of the next scary thing,” his mom told us.
David has two and a half years remaining in his current treatment plan. But his fight against cancer has not dulled his vibrant personality. He carries on with an immeasurable amount of courage. He loves to make others laugh, impress folks with his ability to solve a Rubik’s cube, and regularly go for a swim. He looks forward to the day when he can return to his favorite activities like taekwondo (he’s actually a second-degree black belt), school band, wrestling, and even the little things like going to school each day and hanging out with friends.
You can make a difference today for kids like David. Support JGCF’s Camaro For A Cure fundraiser, tell friends and family about it, make a donation in any amount (and make that donation monthly for the greatest impact). A difference can be made in a day – we need your help to make it a good one for kids fighting cancer.
Jeff calls Alex from Palmyra, PA, to share the great news.
Steve from Seattle, WA, won our first-ever Camaro For A Cure giveaway. He drives it in honor of the son he lost to pancreatic cancer at age 22.
Watch Jeff hand over the keys to his 2022 Corvette C8 Coupe to Wayne from Chelsea, MI, last year and go here to ensure you’re on the list to receive information for the 2023 Corvette For A Cure program!
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