Hey guys. Today I want to take a minute to recognize Traxxas for an amazing thing they are currently doing. There is an awesome cause that Traxxas is currently involved with in supporting St. Jude Children’s Hospital in their quest to cure and prevent catastrophic diseases that strike children. They have joined with Amsoil, SPX and Ford to race the St. Jude Children’s Hospital Mustang FR500S in the SCCA World Challenge GTS class. The competition effort will raise awareness for St. Jude Children’s Hospital and encourage fans to show their support by making either donations or flexible pledges according to the number of laps lead, races won, or podium finishes in the World Challenge series.
Eric Foss has been selected to race the St. Jude’s/Traxxas/Amsoil/SPX Ford Mustang, had this to say:
“I’m looking forward to the competing in the World Challenge GTS class against some of the SCCA’s best road racers, and bringing the message about St. Jude Children’s Hospital to the fans. We hope our efforts will also encourage other teams to use racing to raise awareness for charitable organizations.”
Most of us race RCs as a hobby and don’t think to much about it. I go to Traxxas.com expecting to see their newest cars and trucks, race results, and advertisements, but today was different. The fact that this thing we call a hobby is being taken to this level is awesome. It’s great that it has become such a large and profitable hobby that we are able to give back with it.
Here are some of the advancements St. Jude’s has made: In 1962, the survival rate for childhood leukemia was less than 5%; today, advances made by St. Jude Children’s Hospital have ensured a survival rate of 94%. Other strides include Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma (7% survival in 1962; 85% today) and brain tumors (10% in 1962; 85% today). At St. Jude’s, no child is turned because of a family’s inability to pay, so the support that comes from donations is essential. That is really cool
If you have a few bucks to spare for something awesome that RC is a part of, you can make a donation on the Traxxas website.