Who knew NASCAR was in the business of humanitarian efforts?? Wellapparently they are, and it’s pretty cool because THIS year there’s a man from Windham, Maine in the top four spots. According to the site:
The winner of the 2012 Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award will receive a $100,000 donation from The NASCAR Foundation to their children’s charity of choice and a 2013 Toyota Camry Hybrid from Toyota, while each of the remaining three finalists will receive a $25,000 donation to their children’s charity of choice. All finalists will attend NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion’s Week where the winner will be announced.
And Ron Eby has decided that if he wins, he’d like to donate that $100,000 to Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake… a camp for children with life threatening illnesses, and their families. What motivates Ron to do that? His own daughter was treated for meningitis at a children’s hospital in Dayton, Ohio, where she was able to make a full recovery–in part, due to the incredible care and compassion that she received.
How Can You Help Ron Win?
Just visit the site once each day by clicking here, and enter the name of your nominee. Afraid of getting spam mail from this? Don’t worry! You actually have to opt IN to be put on the list, so you’re all set. Take a moment to read more in-depth about the chain of events that inspired Ron Eby to set out on a path toward a life of giving back– you’ll be amazed at what he has already accomplished.
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A native Mainer, Leona Vera moved westward to California the first chance she got…only to find her heart yearning to return to the East. She now happily resides in Greater Portland, and loves the quirky outdoors-and-artsy culture that can’t be matched anywhere else–not even on the Left Coast!