“The C8, on the whole, is by far the best Corvette ever created and its mid-engine layout further solidifies its position as the market leader in North America.”
– KYLE EDWARD (FORBES.COM)
“At this point, it’s safe to say that the latest Chevrolet Corvette is a successful model for GM. So much so that the company is having a hard time keeping up with the demand for the first mid-engine version of America’s sports car.
This revelation was disclosed by Tony Johnson, director of car and crossover marketing for Chevrolet, in an interview with GM Authority. According to Johnson, the automaker is “not even close” to keeping up with the unexpected demand.”
– Jacob Oliva (Motor1.com)
“When Chevrolet introduced an all-new Corvette last year, it did more than just redesign the car. It fundamentally reformulated the recipe in order to take performance to the next level, placing the V8 engine behind the seats and forward of the rear axle, transforming America’s sports car into a legit mid-engine exotic that competes with vehicles twice its price.”
– Brent Romans (Edmunds)
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, and it remains the number one cause of death by disease. For those who survive their diagnosis, two-thirds 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.
In 15 years more than 45,000 people have done just that, raising nearly $11 million through the Corvette For A Cure program alone. And last year, 95 percent of you who bought tickets covered your transaction costs — which adds up fast! — and more than 1,000 especially generous people even made an additional donation along with buying tickets. THIS is how we beat childhood cancer together.
Each year Jeff donates his personal Corvette to JGCF. Your ticket to win it funds lifesaving childhood cancer research in big cities and small towns across the country. We can’t do it without you.
In February, 8-year-old Aiden went to his mom and asked “why is this leg so much fatter than my other one…?”
Aiden lifted the pants legs of his emoji pajamas and revealed that his right leg had become extremely swollen. He and his parents headed to the emergency room right away, and Aiden began the long process of undergoing multiple scans and tests — a nerve-wracking process too many families experience.
A month later, suspicions were confirmed when a biopsy revealed Aiden’s leg was swollen because of embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma (a malignant soft tissue tumor that develops through skeletal muscle tissues). At the time, his doctors and family were hopeful that Aiden’s cancer could be treated quickly and efficiently using chemotherapy.
By May, Aiden’s family learned that chemotherapy had not made as much progress against the tumor as his doctors had hoped. They were advised that amputation would likely be the best option for beating Aiden’s cancer.
Aiden celebrated his ninth birthday on May 26, and just over a week later he was admitted to the hospital to undergo partial amputation of his right leg. Aiden helped make the decision to amputate. At nine years old he showed more bravery and strength than many adults. In his mom’s words, “He [wanted] to get rid of his cancer and he [was] ok with losing his leg to do it.”
Even after losing part of his leg, Aiden is determined to not let cancer get the best of him. Less than two days after his amputation he began moving around with little to no assistance. And recently, he learned he has been cleared to begin the process of getting a prosthetic! Aiden is still undergoing chemotherapy treatment so his battle carries on, but tiny moments — like meeting the prosthetist who will help Aiden with his new leg — bring a little joy to the fight.
Aiden says he kicked cancer’s butt so hard his leg fell off. With your help, through programs like Corvette For A Cure, we can make kicking cancer’s butt a little easier for every kid.
Tickets purchased Sept. 1 through Sept. 8 are eligible for two drawings: one for $10,000 cash AND one for Jeff Gordon’s Corvette.
Tickets purchased Sept. 9 through Sept. 15 are eligible for one drawing only, for Jeff Gordon’s Corvette.
Congratulations, Randall! Watch childhood cancer survivor Aiden draw the winning ticket.
Eric from Park Ridge, IL
A pilot from Memphis, TN, Vick was rendered nearly speechless when he learned he was JGCF’s first winner of a C8 mid-engine Corvette.
Scott from Brooklyn, MI, relocated his Honda Accord from the garage to make room for Jeff’s 2019 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport Coupe.
Kim from Fairfield, Ohio, received the surprise of her life when Jeff personally called to tell her she had won his Corvette.