The mission for the RACING FOR HOPE FOUNDATION is to support children battling cancer by bringing awareness to those small super heroes. The mission encompasses three specifications:
#1. Medical Research
Funding of programs that increase quality of life and survivorship, and medical research that strives to find a cure.
#2. Assistance to Families
Providing financial assistance to patients and their support groups. Like every race car driver needs a pit crew, so does every pediatric cancer patient. It is this support crew that provides HOPE and support thru difficult times. It includes, but is not limited to, family, friends,and medical professionals. Without the support of these dedicated people a child battling cancer is subject to a long and difficult journey.
#3. Childhood Cancer Awareness
The RACING FOR HOPE FOUNDATION strives to bring together the racing community to create awareness of pediatric cancer. Through cooperation and collaboration with racing sponsors, business advertising, and drivers, we empower our partners and one another to raise funding and support for these young super heroes.
Children’s eyes light up with excitement when they hear and feel the roar of a race car. For a small moment of time, they forget about their cancer and truly enjoy the moment. These children and their families see the support from the RACING FOR HOPE drivers who every race get into their cars not only to win, but to also support children with cancer who face immense challenges.
It is from this experience that the concept for the RACING FOR HOPE FOUNDATION was formed. Children are blessed with the ability to live in the moment, where adults tend to dwell in the past or future. Cancer changes this for kids. The circumstances for some of these children is so horrible that the past and future are much more appealing. The RACING FOR HOPE FOUNDATION can help give this back to these children by providing HOPE with an evening at the races honoring their fight against cancer, helping them to live in the moment as they once did.