As many of you know I am deeply involved with Southeasternfoxbodies.com. I’d like to take this chance to share with you their Save-A-Fox Project! A project that JDSMotorsports.com is proud to be helping out by donating 200 dollars(at store cost) of Carquest Auto Parts to the build! Check it out!
“Save A Fox” is an idea that came about in early 2012 where one SEFB member said, “You know, we all have so many spare parts for these cars, I bet we have enough to build a complete car!”. That one statement evolved into the desire to build a car and raffle it off for charity. A complete car was donated(1989 LX Hatchback 4cyl). A project committee was formed from SEFB members. The club then voted on all aspects of the build, from motor to paint to interior and beyond. The club also nominated and voted on three charities to support. The charities that will benefit are The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, The Victory Junction Gang Camp and Savannah’s Drive(a local 8 year old girl battling Leukemia). Member donated parts, time and money, as well as outside donors will go to complete the build.
“Save A Fox” Project Charities
90% of net proceeds will go to benefit the following charities:
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Driven by passionate, grassroots volunteers connected to children, adolescents, and adults with this disease, JDRF is now the largest charitable supporter of T1D research. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners who share this goal.
Victory Junction Gang Camp
Victory Junction serves 24 chronic medical conditions and serious illnesses such as, but not limited to, Autism, Cancer, Craniofacial Anomalies, Diabetes, Hemophilia, Sickle Cell and Spina Bifida. The camp, located in Randleman, N.C., is built on 84 acres and donated by Richard and Lynda Petty. The future Kansas facility will be housed on approximately 71 acres. Victory Junction has enriched the lives of more than 14,000 children and families since opening in 2004 and welcomed children from 50 states and four countries. The cost of sending a child to camp is valued at $2,500, but no child or family incurs that cost thanks to generous donors. Since 2004, 13,224 volunteer positions have been filled. Last year, volunteers sacrificed an estimated 47,156 hours to assist at Victory Junction. Thirty hospitals partner with Victory Junction to deliver exceptional health care to campers with a variety of needs.
Savannah Odom is an 8 year old little girl from China Grove, NC that is battling ALL (Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia) for the second time. Her first diagnosis was 9-14-2007 when she was only 3.5 years old. After 30 days she was in remission but had to continue treatments for 2.5 years. She was done with all treatments and just getting back to “normal” when she got sick again. On 2-19-2012 she was admitted to Carolinas Medical Center-Northeast with pneumonia. Blood work showed something was wrong. The next day she was transferred to Presbyterian Hemby Childrens Hospital in Charlotte where a bone marrow biopsy was performed and on 2-27-2012 (Savannah’s 8th birthday) she received news that her leukemia had returned. This would be the beginning of more treatment consisting of high dose chemotherapy over the span of another 2.5 years. Save A Fox will help Savannah’s family with the mounting medical bills.
For more information be sure and visit the Save-A-Fox website!!
Part two of four of our look back at Mustang Week. This is 2009!!
With one year under my belt I was ready to head out as a Mustang Week pro! 2009 would be my first(and last if I can help it!) year of driving a foxbody to the beach. Let me just tell ya, 6 plus hours in a convertible foxbody will make you hate life! But we made it finally with my 91 ‘Vert and 01 Lightning.
You can’t talk about Mustang Week 2009 without mentioning possibly THE greatest moment in Mustang Week history. The Bill Jones Memorial car. I’ll let the pictures speak for themselves!
That is it for 2009! Stay tuned more to come!