The Rocky Mountain Vintage Racing (RMVR) club during the past seven years has raised more than $800,000 to benefit the Morgan Adams Foundation (MAF) to fund pediatric cancer research. The group hopes to boost that total over $1 million during its annual Race Against Kids’ Cancer event set for Aug. 4-5 at High Plains Raceway in Deer Trail, Colorado.
“Unfortunately, the work is not done. Cancer remains the No. 1 cause of death by disease in children, with brain tumors as the leading cause of cancer death in children ages zero to 19,” said Ken Tisdale, member of RMVR.
The money raised by RMVR pays for critical research and lab equipment in the neuro-oncology department at Children’s Hospital Colorado that is actively saving lives and reducing the devastating side effects that cancer treatments have on children, teenagers, and young adults.
The research MAF funds also is being shared with leading neuro-oncologists from around the world, saving lives and shaping international best practices in fighting pediatric cancer, according to the nonprofit.
RMVR raised $191,000 for MAF last year, according to the group.
“This year we are stepping up our fundraising goal to $200,000,” Tisdale said. “This year’s event will include an exciting ProAm race, with 10 professional drivers (like Robby Unser and Randy Pobst) racing alongside RMVR amateurs to help us amp up our fundraising and meet our club’s goal.”
Those wishing to donate toward RMVR’s goal of raising $200,000 for MAF this year can donate online at Tisdale’s sponsor page.
“Even if your employer does not offer a formal matching gift program, ask them to match your charitable donation anyway,” Tisdale said. ” It is such a great cause and many organizations are grateful for the opportunity to help.
“I strongly believe that MAF is enabling significant breakthroughs in treating pediatric cancer and hope you will choose to sponsor me for this race. But regardless, I hope you can come out to the track at High Plains Raceway and join me for a fun day of racing.”