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Hey Everyone....

Join us Tuesday, August 25th from 6pm - 9pm at Brownsburg Town Hall for an evening of fun & excitement. NHRA drivers will be present for an autograph session, race cars will be on display, food trucks, a concert, kids zone AND best of all, the DUNK TANK. Many drivers will be ready to get dunked for a good purpose... 100 % of the proceeds benefit cancer research through the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation "Spark of Hope". Guaranteed to be an event you'll never forget. Hope to see you there!

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AUCTION AT NHRA U.S. NATIONALS TO BENEFIT IU SIMON CANCER CENTER PDF Print E-mail
Fans attending the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals at Lucas Oil Raceway this weekend can participate in a live and silent auction of drag racing collectibles and unique items that will raise funds for pediatric cancer research.

The auction hosted by the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation "A Spark of Hope" (APCF) will be held in two-time NHRA Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon's pit and hospitality area following the last pro qualifying session on Sunday, August 31. All fans are welcome to attend and bid on their favorite items including team apparel, helmets, car parts and more. Anticipated start time is approximately 5 p.m.
 
NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle racer Steve Johnson will bring his big personality as celebrity auctioneer for the live auction. 2012 "Hoosier Rock Idol" Matthew Hurt will perform for fans.

One hundred percent of the auction's proceeds will go to the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis for pediatric cancer research. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children after accidents. More than 10,000 kids under age 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in the United States this year.
 
 APCF has been raising awareness and funds for cancer research, among other causes, since founded by Andrea Pedregon in 2010. With a donation of $50,000 in 2013 for colon and prostate cancer research efforts, Pedregon's non-profit organization has raised more than $140,000 to benefit melanoma, children's cancer, and colon and prostate cancer research at IU Simon Cancer Center.
 
The fundraiser at last year's U.S. Nationals netted $26,000. APCF will gratefully accept unique items and donations for the auction through August 30. Contact Andrea Pedregon or call 317-858-9300. 
 
Tony to race Pink in Atlanta PDF Print E-mail

APCF Release Atl 2014

Indianapolis, IN (May 14, 2014) – Two Time Funny Car Champ Tony Pedregon unveils a new hot pink, sparkling cross design at the NHRA Southern Nationals to promote the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation “Spark Of Hope”.

As our team continues to make progress with our performance, the timing is perfect to once again race for a cause and help support the efforts of my wife’s charity that has generated much needed funding to cancer research that ultimately saves lives,” said Tony Pedregon.

The Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation was established in 2010 and is best known for its projects and live auctions. 100% of the funds raised go to children’s causes and cancer research as well as Melanoma, Prostate & Colon Cancer research. To date, Andrea’s Charity has donated close to $200,000.00

I feel we have a great opportunity to reach our fan base here in sunny Atlanta and support National Skin Cancer Awareness month” stated Andrea Pedregon. “We are encouraging ALL cancer survivors – and friends/family who have lost someone special to join us before the track walk begins on Sunday and sign the hood of Tony’s funny car. Our car will then honor those who have fought and remember those who have passed”, added Andrea.

For more information about the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation (a registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization) please visit: www.apcf.tonypedregon.com.

Contacts:

Andrea Pedregon

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

(810) 841-6801

 
APCF Donates $50,000 to IU Simon Cancer Center Research PDF Print E-mail
9The Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation "A Spark of Hope" (APCF) wrapped up a year of fundraising efforts with the presentation of a $50,000 donation to the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.
  
APCF has worked throughout 2013 to increase awareness for colon and prostate cancer and raise funds to support IU Simon Cancer Center's research efforts in those areas. Founder Andrea Pedregon made the check presentation today to Patrick Loehrer, M.D., director of the IU Simon Cancer Center. Cancer center physician scientists Bert O'Neil, M.D. and Noah Hahn, M.D. - who are experts in clinical trials and colon and prostate cancers - were on hand for the ceremony.
  
With today's check presentation, APCF has raised a total of $140,000 to benefit melanoma, children's cancer, and colon and prostate cancer research at IU Simon Cancer Center over the past three years.
  
Pedregon said, "We are so fortunate to have such generous supporters who helped our fundraising efforts reach this milestone. It means so much to be able to make an impact on the exciting research initiatives at the IU Simon Cancer Center right here in Indianapolis."
  
Pedregon, wife of 2-time National Hot Rod Association champion Tony Pedregon, designed and produced a collectible 2012 National Hot Rod Association Yearbook that raised more than $20,000 for the effort. Among other fundraisers this year was a live auction for fans and supporters at the US Nationals drag race at Lucas Oil Raceway over Labor Day weekend that netted $26,000.
 
AUCTION TO BENEFIT IU SIMON CANCER CENTER RESEARCH RAISES $26,000 PDF Print E-mail

Fans and racers at Lucas Oil Raceway this past weekend helped the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation "A Spark of Hope" (APCF) raise funds that will benefit the IU Simon Cancer Center's colon and prostate cancer research efforts.

A live auction Sunday evening netted $26,000 for the cause. Bidders won items from team apparel and autographed helmets to car parts and more. Unique items included a custom-built Harley-Davidson powered motorcycle and a once-in-a-lifetime NASCAR Cup racing package. All of the auction items were generously donated by APCF supporters.

One hundred percent of the auction's proceeds will go to the IU Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis for colon and prostate cancer research. APCF has been raising awareness and funds for the cause all year, with more than $20,000 raised earlier through sales of the 2012 NHRA Yearbook. The foundation will present the donation to the Cancer Center at the end of year.

Founder Andrea Pedregon said, "We are so fortunate to have such generous supporters. I can't thank our donors, volunteers, and of course our bidders enough! This is a great boost for our colon and prostate cancer research fundraising.

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Andrea Pedregon Announces Indy Live Auction PDF Print E-mail

Current Live Auction Items - Pictures of Items

The Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation “A Spark of Hope” announces a Live Auction scheduled during the Indianapolis U.S. Nationals! The Live Auction will be held in Tony Pedregon’s hospitality (adjacent to his race pit) following the last pro-qualifying session on Saturday, August 31st. Fans, Drivers, Friends and Family are all welcome to attend and bid on their favorite items.

Items will include autographed parts, apparel, helmets, starting line shirts, diecasts and an awesome custom-built motorcycle ready to drive out of the pit to the highest bidder. Watch for a detailed list of items on tonypedregon.com or apcf.tonypedregon.com!

“The Auction will offer fun-filled bidding and appearances from your favorite drivers”, said Pedregon, “Surely a great way for everyone to help raise additional funding for colon & prostate cancer research”.

One-hundred percent of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Indiana University Cancer Center for Colon and Prostate Cancer research. The APCF will gratefully accept unique items and donations for the auction through August 30th.

Please Ship to:

Pedregon Racing/ APCF

462 Southpoint Circle

Brownsburg, IN 46112

Send Inquiries to:

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 317-858-9300

 

 
NHRA Full Throttle 2012 Yearbook Benefits Cancer Research PDF Print E-mail

BROWNSBURG, IN – Fans of NHRA Full Throttle Drag racing can pre-order a collectable yearbook from the 2012 season that will be available just in time for Christmas. The yearbook, titled "Life's A Drag," will feature full-color action and candid photos of the NHRA’s hottest drivers and their families.

Produced by Andrea Pedregon, founder of the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation, “A Spark of Hope,” the 60-page year in review will highlight the 2012 races and give fans a glimpse into what their favorite pro drivers do when they are not racing.

Proceeds from the sales will benefit colon and prostate cancer research. Pedregon, wife of two-time Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon, raised nearly $100,000 to support melanoma and children’s cancer research in the past two years through sales of her foundation’s “Real Housewives” and “Real Families” calendars featuring NHRA drivers and their families.

"I am continually fueled to create new charity projects, thanks to the enormous support from NHRA drivers, teams, sponsors and fans,” Pedregon said. “The yearbook sales will support additionally needed research and awareness for prostate and colon cancer."

Fans can order the “Life’s a Drag” yearbook now at www.tonypedregon.com for just $25 each, plus shipping, for guaranteed Christmas delivery. For more information about the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation, visit www.andreapedregon.com.

 
Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation raises 20k and counting for prostate and colon cancer research PDF Print E-mail

The Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation has raised over $20,000 for prostate and colon cancer research through the 2012 NHRA Yearbook project. The NHRA yearbooks are a spinoff from the calendars the charity typically produces to raise money for different causes each year.

The 2012 NHRA Yearbooks are still available for purchase at www.tonypedregon.com and now also available in the NHRA Nitro Mall and Nitro Fish trailer at each race. They are the perfect item to take to the track and have your favorite drivers autograph. There are a select amount of yearbooks left, and the price is now $20.

This year the foundation’s project benefits the IU Simon Cancer Center, a partnership between Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Health, and their efforts towards colon and prostate cancer research.

The Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation will present the donation to the Cancer Center at the end of year. Check back for updates on the project throughout the year at www.apcf.tonypedregon.com

 
Thanks to our Komatsu guests PDF Print E-mail

Many thanks to our Komatsu hospitality guests in Las Vegas who donated so generously to my charity foundation.
My biggest fan,Trevin Campbell (pictured left with his father) gave me a one hundred dollar bill to help make a difference in cancer research. The race weekend was full of support!

 
Andrea on WFO Radio PDF Print E-mail

Andrea on WFO Radio with Joe Costello talks about the 2012 Yearbook

Life's A Drag

Click Here To Listen - Buy your Yearbook Here

 
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