The Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation (APCF) was founded by Andrea in 2010. The foundation is a compassionate non-profit organization making a sincere difference to those who are affected by unfortunate circumstance, through volunteer commitment , financial generosity and beneficial awareness.
APCF, Inc. also known as “A Spark Of Hope” is a fast moving, highly successful charity organization supporting several different causes through the racing community.
Andrea Pedregon, wife of 2x NHRA Champion ,Tony Pedregon, founded her non-profit charity organization to channel her passion for helping others who are affected by unfortunate circumstances. The foundation has supported such causes as The Smile Train, through raising enough funds (via trackside auction) to provide 85 plus surgeries to children with cleft lip & palate. She has also helped Locks of Love, by providing numerous ponytails through hosting a trackside venue urging fans to spontaneously cut their hair for the cause.
Andrea & Tony’s daughter Cecily, kicked off the event by cutting and donating 12” of her own hair. This event, also paired with a live racing auction, raised over $20k to make wigs for children suffering from medical & long term hair loss.
To date, APCF is best known for its work producing annual NHRA themed calendars. The 2011 edition was entitled Real Housewives of NHRA and raised over $40,000 for Melanoma research in memory of Andrea’s childhood friend, Angi Austin. APCF was determined to create awareness to those who attend races on the NHRA sunny circuit.
The 2012 edition, titled the “Real Families of NHRA” featured the family members of famous race car drivers. APFC felt the idea of a family centered calendar complimented the family sport of Drag racing. Due to the out pouring support from drivers, sponsors and fans alike, the calendar was expanded to 19 months. Proceeds were donated to IU Radiation & Oncology for Children suffering from Cancer.
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