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Children's Tumor Foundation Extends Successful "Art Car" Program

on Tuesday, 22 April 2014. Posted in R4R News Blog

Racing4Research Builds on Daytona and Sebring Momentum with Full-season World Challenge Effort

(New York, NY) — The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) Racing4Research (R4R) program will extend its highly successful "Art Car" effort with a full-season in the Pirelli World Challenge. Building on momentum begun at Daytona and Sebring earlier this year, the charity has partnered with Compass360 Racing (C360R), which fields cars in both GTS and TC classes.

Children’s Tumor Foundation Teams Fight to the Finish at the Rolex 24 At Daytona

on Wednesday, 29 January 2014. Posted in R4R News Blog

Much Like the “NF Heroes” the Foundation Supports, Three Scrappy Porsche GTD Teams Overcame Hardships to Complete the Rolex 24 At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (January 28, 2014) – All three Porsche 911 GT America teams racing in support of the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s (CTF) Racing4Research program at this past weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona persevered through a slew of endurance racing setbacks and, like the amazing “NF Heroes” they race to support, never gave up in meeting their goal of finishing America’s premier 24-hour race.

The Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide living with neurofibromatosis – known simply as NF – that is a common yet under-recognized genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. NF affects one in every 3,000 people, more than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease combined. The CTF funds critical research into neurofibromatosis. In addition to benefiting those who live with NF, this research is shedding new light on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities, and learning disabilities, ultimately benefiting the broader community.20140125-a-4661

Biggest Rolex 24 Fundraising Campaign Ever for CTF/R4R This Weekend at Daytona

on Monday, 20 January 2014. Posted in R4R News Blog

Seven Teams and More Than Two Dozen Drivers to Support Fight Against neurofibromatosis

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 20, 2014) – The biggest Rolex 24 fundraising campaign in the seven-year history of the Children’s Tumor Foundation Racing4Research program will be held at Daytona International Speedway this weekend, January 23 - 26, where seven racing teams and 25 drivers in two different IMSA racing series will compete to build awareness and research fundraising for the fight against neurofibromatosis.

 

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The unprecedented Children’s Tumor Foundation Racing4Research effort at the season-opening event is anchored by five competing race cars and 21 drivers in the featured Rolex 24 At Daytona. Additionally, two teams and four drivers will provide the weekend’s opening fundraising effort in Friday’s IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge three-hour race.

 

Racing4Research Makes Colorful Return to Daytona with Park Place

on Friday, 03 January 2014. Posted in Foundation News & Events, R4R News Blog, Blog

No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT America Carries Vibrant Paint Scheme Inspired by Acclaimed Artist and NF Hero Jeffrey Owen Hanson

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 3, 2014) – The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) Racing4Research (R4R) program will return with Park Place Motorsports in full flying colors this season as the team’s No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT America will display a bright and vibrant paint scheme inspired by a signature piece of work from highly-acclaimed young artist and NF Hero Jeffrey Owen Hanson.

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The No. 73’s vivid livery is making its public debut this weekend at the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona test where the Children’s Tumor Foundation Racing4Research program will commence its seventh-consecutive Rolex 24 At Daytona-based fundraising campaign.

 

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UT - Wyatt Enman

UT - Wyatt Enman

My name is Wyatt and I have a disease called neurofibromatosis (NF1). This is a disease that effects...

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VA - Evan Perdew

VA - Evan Perdew

Evan was diagnosed with NF when he was 3 months old. In 2009, doctors found a large plexiform neuro...

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CA - Madison Branaugh

CA - Madison Branaugh

Neurofibromatosis is no fun. I am so thankful of your support to help us find the cure. I cannot exp...

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MO - Nicole Riley

MO - Nicole Riley

Nicole was diagnosed with a large Plexiform tumor in her lower abdomen and legs on her first birthda...

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NY - Julia Perfetti

NY - Julia Perfetti

Four years ago our life changed drastically when our beautiful ladybug girl was diagnosed with NF. J...

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GA - Katelyn Watkins

GA - Katelyn Watkins

My name is Sara Katelyn Watkins. I go by Katelyn but do have several nicknames that some people call...

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GA - Jack Burke

GA - Jack Burke

Jack is a kind, energetic, inquisitive, adorable 8-year-old who also has NF. He is a fantastic big b...

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CA - Brenda McCool

CA - Brenda McCool

Join Brenda Paola McCool in her quest to find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF). All donations wil...

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PA - Michael Zazula

PA - Michael Zazula

Welcome to Michael's Racing for Research page. The past year has been full of challenges, a test of ...

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NC - Noah Roberts

NC - Noah Roberts

Noah was only five when a CT scan, after an accident, revealed that he had two brain tumors. Noah ha...

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GA - Katherine Thompson

GA - Katherine Thompson

I want to thank everyone for visiting this site to become more educated regarding neurofibromatos...

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IN - Jesse Markland

IN - Jesse Markland

Jesse is 5 years old and has neurofibromatosis (NF1). This means he has multiple café-au-l...

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NY - Kevin Martin

NY - Kevin Martin

My name is Kevin Martin. I am 12 years old. When I was only a few weeks old, I developed café-au-lai...

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IL - Cole Rutter

IL - Cole Rutter

My name is Cole Rutter. I am 12 years old. When I was only a few weeks old, I developed café-au-la...

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GA - Jocelyn Driscoll

GA - Jocelyn Driscoll

Hi my name is Jocelyn Driscoll. I was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis Type 1 at age 3. Neurofibroma...

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MA - Dylan Thompson

MA - Dylan Thompson

Dylan is 10 years old and has neurofibromatosis. He has suffered significant visual losses such as b...

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VA - Cameron Arnette

VA - Cameron Arnette

Cameron is a happy little 5-year-old boy. At such a young age, he is already a car enthusiast. He ha...

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OR - Zachary Odegard

OR - Zachary Odegard

I am 15 years old and I was diagnosed with NF 1 when I was 3 years old. Neurofibromatosis is a g...

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