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Racing for Children's Event Benefiting Children with Cancer Kicks Off Indy Grand Prix Racing Weekend
Date
04/12/2017
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BIRMINGHAM – Tickets are now available for the 7th Annual Racing for Children’s Charity Dinner and Auction presented by Medical Properties Trust set for Friday, April 21. The event kicks off Honda Indy Grand Prix weekend festivities while benefiting young cancer patients at Children’s of Alabama. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum (6030 Barber Motorsports Parkway, Birmingham).

Each year, Racing for Children’s honors two Children’s of Alabama patients who serve as honorary crew chiefs for the Racing for Children’s race car and lead the team in the race to cure cancer. Honorary crew chiefs for this year’s event are 10-year-olds Trevor Moultrie and Rollins Wilkerson. For more information on their cancer journeys, please visit www.racingforchildrens.org.

Dinner guests will also have the opportunity to tour the museum’s renowned collection of more than 1,200 vintage and modern motorcycles and race cars before dinner is served.

The Racing for Children’s race car presented by Medical Properties Trust will be running in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge on Saturday, April 22 at 1 p.m. and on Sunday, April 23 at 8:45 a.m. This custom car will be covered by handprints of patients from Children’s of Alabama and will be on display to the public at the hospital on Tuesday, April 18 at 10 a.m.

Racing for Children’s raises funds and awareness for the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s, which treats more than 90 percent of Alabama children diagnosed with cancer or blood disorders.

Sponsorship opportunities, ticket information and other details about the event are available at www.racingforchildrens.org.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by US News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama, 46 other states and seven foreign countries last year, representing more than 676,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 2 million square feet, Children’s is the third largest pediatric medical facility in the U.S. More information is available at www.childrensal.org.