For the second giveaway in a row, tickets sold out in record-breaking time. But there’s always time to join the race against childhood cancer. If you’d like to help fund lifesaving childhood cancer research, please consider making a tax-deductible donation today.
“With a fire-breathing 650-hp supercharged V8 and ferocious track capabilities, the 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1 is the king of monster muscle cars. In fact, if the mid-engine Corvette didn’t exist, the ZL1 could perhaps be called the world’s greatest performance value. Regardless, the Camaro perfects the front-engine, rear-drive formula inherent to muscle cars.”
“Telling the ZL1 coupe apart from its lesser siblings isn’t too difficult, thanks to massive 20-inch forged alloy wheels, a unique rear spoiler on the trunk, and a unique hood. You also get a special front end that features LED running lights in the headlights, black bowtie badges, a front splitter, and some ZL1 badges. A quad-exit exhaust in a faux diffuser adds further aggression, but you’ll want the available 1LE Extreme Track Performance package with a huge carbon fiber rear wing and unique canards, if standing out is your thing.”
*Jeff Gordon personally donated his Camaro for this program. All federal taxes paid for the winner. Click here to download complete rules.
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.
Your ticket to win Jeff’s Camaro funds lifesaving childhood cancer research.
When Zach was first diagnosed with ALL at 2-and-a-half years old in February 2014.
Zach on Dec. 26, 2020.
Zach was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on Feb. 24, 2014, when he was 2-and-a-half years old. In the weeks leading up to his diagnosis, Zach had fevers off and on, had stopped walking completely, and complained of pain in his legs – at least as well as a 2-year-old could. Ultimately, an MRI confirmed he had cancer.
Zach, his parents, and his older brother Josh all buckled up for nearly three and a half years of chemotherapy treatment administered at Levine Children’s Hospital (LCH) in Charlotte, NC. They endured too many clinic visits to count and several in-patient hospital stays, but when treatment ended on June 9, 2017, they hoped the worst was behind them.
But on Jan. 29, 2019, they learned Zach’s cancer had returned. Immediately, treatment began again to put Zach’s cancer back into remission – but now he needed a bone marrow transplant. He was admitted to LCH on May 9 for a pre-conditioning regimen including total body irradiation and more chemotherapy prior to transplant, and he received new, healthy cells from an unrelated/unknown donor on May 15, 2019. Learn more about becoming a donor.
Zach has been in the “recovery” phase ever since, which includes dealing with both Acute Graft vs. Host Disease (GVHD) as well as Chronic GVHD. Currently, he takes daily medications to ward off any additional flair-ups of GVHD, but overall, he’s doing extremely well and enjoying exactly the types of things 9-year-old boys should be…like checking out cars and watching racing!
Zach is extremely interested in cars and his favorite just happens to be the Camaro. He and his brother Josh are big NASCAR fans. They know all the drivers, the cars they drive, which team they’re on, and a million other facts. Zach and Josh watch racing every week they can and can’t wait for the 2021 Daytona 500.
This year, while they’ll be rooting for their favorite drivers, we hope you’ll join us in rooting for Zach and every other kid fighting cancer.
We sold out in record time this year, but you can still check out the prize schedule below. And, if you purchased a ticket, stay tuned for news about the drawing!
This year, Jeff wanted to do something special to set this Camaro apart from any other car he’s ever donated. So, together with the support of Axalta Coating Systems and Hendrick Performance, this 2021 Camaro ZL1 received a custom paint design that truly makes this car one-of-a-kind.
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 and rear valance. Additionally, the brake calipers also were painted gold and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation logo was affixed to each one. An engine plate also bears the JGCF logo and emphasizes the car’s “1 of 1” exclusivity.
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 is associated with optimism, generosity, success, achievement, and triumph.
Jeff calls Alex from Palmyra, PA, to share the great news.
Childhood cancer survivor Zach draws the winning ticket.
Roger from Jackson, MI
Steve from Seattle, WA, won our first-ever Camaro for a Cure giveaway last year.
It wasn’t the first time Steve purchased a ticket to win a car – he’s a bit of a car fanatic – but it was the first time he entered to win one of Jeff’s cars. He had a feeling he just might win this one.
Maybe he had that feeling because his younger son owns a Camaro, and he’d been thinking it would be fun to have one, too. Or maybe he had that feeling because several years ago he lost his older son to pancreatic cancer at age 22.
When Steve got the call and learned he won, he promised Jeff that this wouldn’t be a car he’d just drive for fun with his younger son – but it also would be a car to honor his older son’s legacy, by spreading awareness about childhood cancer.
Typically, we would bring Steve to Charlotte, NC, so that Jeff could hand over the keys in person. But because of COVID-19 precautions, we were unable to facilitate that. So instead, very skilled, experienced professionals delivered the Camaro right to Steve’s driveway!