BMW DelVal Club Honors Our B+ Heroes
The Philadelphia area chapter of the BMW Car Club of America hosted local B+ Heroes to New Jersey Motorsports Park for 2nd annual event. Unfortunately, a tradition is starting whereby some of the B+ Heroes gang up on me and shower me with water on the podium – water bottles, water guns, whatever they have. Seriously, it was a GREAT day as the kids got laps around the track in race cars, lunch, gifts, and a lot of fun. At the evening banquet, the BMW DelVal club presented me with a check for $15,000 to help us fight childhood cancer. Thank you all VERY much!
Observe Childhood Cancer Awareness Month at Seasons Pizza
The Seasons Pizza restaurants in Maryland and Delaware are participating in a promotion again this year to recognize Sept as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. All customers will be given the opportunity to add $1, $3, or $5 to their bill to help us help families of kids with cancer. Please help us show our appreciation to Seasons by “Liking” them on their FB page https://www.facebook.com/SeasonsPizza and by visiting one of their restaurants this month. Please take 3 seconds to “Like” them.
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Activities
Beyond our local promotion with Seasons, there are a TON of activities that The B+ Foundation will be participating in this month. For example,
CureFest — a gathering of national childhood cancer organizations on the Mall in Washington, DC on Sept 21st. Please watch this short promotional video.
Congressional Pediatric Cancer Caucus – once again this year, The B+ Foundation will be one of the major sponsors of the Summit Luncheon that follows the Congressional Pediatric Cancer Caucus. Under the tremendous leadership of Rep. Michael McCaul (TX) and Rep. Chris Van Hollen (MD), the Caucus has grown significantly in membership and influence.
A Little Bit of Gold in NASCAR
I appreciate the cooperation of Dover Motorsports in recognizing Childhood Cancer Awareness Month at the 9/26-28 NASCAR race weekend in Dover. Dover Motorsports will be running a free ad for us in their program and providing us with multiple public address announcements during the weekend to let the fans know that this is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month! Ali & I tried for a gold pace car, but came up empty. Maybe next year. Thanks to Ali for spearheading this effort for us over the past several months.
Next week, the B+ Racing team heads to the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, TX and Al Carter has made gold stickers that will be available to all of the racers to put on their cars in honor of the kids. Also, Al has put a huge gold ribbon on our car and will be asking for donations from the fans in return for having the opportunity to sign the hood.
Andrew’s 22nd Birthday
Thank you very much for the kind comments as we observed Andrew’s 22nd birthday on Sept 3rd in a bittersweet way. It Andrew’s birthday, the day our family became complete so that’s all great. It should be a happy day…it always was. But, obviously, Andrew is not here to celebrate it, so that’s really sad.
If you’d like to make a birthday donation in honor of Andrew, we encourage you to donate $22 (or more to Ali’s or my marathon team fundraising efforts. As you know, on Nov. 8th, we will be joining the B+ Running Team as we tackle the 13.1 mile Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon course in Orlando, FL.
Joe’s Fundraising Page:
Ali’s Fundraising Page:
Please keep Taylor Helland, Carrie Maniscalco, Shane Higgins, Colby Atkinson, Daulton Hull, Leon Huhn, Mike Shelly and all of the B+ Heroes in your thoughts and prayers.
https://www.facebook.com/events/1466771676937796/ (Mike Shelly fundraiser)
Ali & Andrew’s Dad