Each year Jeff donates his personal Corvette to the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. The Corvette program has raised nearly $8 million for pediatric cancer research, and helped open the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital and the Butaro Cancer Center of Excellence.
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Stage 2 cash drawing winner:
Pat from Houston, TX
Kim from Fairfield, Ohio, received the surprise of her life when Jeff personally called to tell her she had won his Corvette. She was so surprised that she didn’t even believe it was him! Watch the call unfold in the above video.
We met Lila in Phoenix, AZ, in January 2019 when she and her family agreed to be JGCF’s “childhood cancer ambassadors” at the renowned Barrett-Jackson auto auction. Jeff was there to sell his 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Special Edition to raise money for the Foundation, and Lila rode in style with Jeff right onto the auction stage. (Though she later pointed out that this wasn’t her first ride in a sleek, black sports car — she had already been taken for a spin in the Batmobile! We think even Jeff was impressed.)
Lila was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) less than two years ago when she was 9 years old. While her journey hasn’t been easy for her or her family, “Team Lila” is thrilled to share that she is currently in the maintenance phase of her treatment with one more year to go.
“If I follow the rules with the pills my cure rate is 95%, so hopefully next March I will be done with treatment!” –Lila
Thanks to Lila, Jeff, and the unbelievable generosity of not one, but two bidders at Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale – Jeff’s 2016 Z06 generated a whopping $600,000 for childhood cancer research!
Lila’s right that ALL has a 95% cure rate, but it wasn’t always that way. In the 1950s leukemia was a death sentence for children. Most kids lived only eight weeks after being diagnosed and 99% percent of them died within a year. So how have we come so close to flipping the mortality rate into a survival rate within the span of an average lifetime? Dedicated researchers and physicians whose theories and studies were funded and advanced by people just like you.
That’s the power of your $100 Corvette ticket. And that’s the power of engaging a community in the race against what is still the No. 1 cause of death by disease for kids. Thankfully, Lila’s story will likely have a happy ending. But there are many more childhood cancers with much lower rates of survival, and at least one that no child has yet survived.
Your chance is their chance.