Racing For Kids got off to a fast start to the 2021 season in St. Petersburg. IndyCar Racer Jack Harvey delighted patients at John’s Hopkins All Children’s Hospital with a ‘Virtual Visit’ on Thursday, April 22. Harvey went on to a strong 4th Place finish Sunday in the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. On […]
Dear Sponsors, Supporters and Friends:
Our Racing For Kids team was deeply disappointed when our 2020 schedule of hospital visits was put on hold last month. But we fully understand why our program was delayed as the country is fighting against the Covid-19 virus.
We are joining in that fight as we support the hospital partners we have developed in our 31 years of helping sick children “get better faster through motorsports.”
Currently, we are:
- Sending Racing For Kids caps, coloring books and sun glasses to the young hospitalized patients we will not be able to visit this year and other child health organizations;
- Reaching out to our “Courageous Kids Award” recipients to make sure they are safe and to see if they have any special needs that we can address;
- Delivering meals to the doctors, nurses, and other caregivers in our hospital partners emergency rooms who are often working long and heroic shifts with minimal sleep;
- Working with our hospital partners to see what other ways we can help and/or fund the care needed for pediatric victims of the Covid 19 virus and other related ailments.
So I am happy to report that, despite having our Racing For Kids’ offices temporarily closed and our dedicated staff working from home, we are remaining very active in serving our community and Children’s Hospitals while helping our biggest concern: SICK CHILDREN.
Thank you for your continued support. We will all get through this current crisis together because for all of us: ”it’s the kids that count.”
Take good care.
J. Patrick Wright
CEO and Executive Director