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Tony to race Pink in Atlanta PDF Print E-mail

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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.

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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.

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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

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Annual Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation project transforms to yearbook PDF Print E-mail

With the continued support of the NHRA as a whole, Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation has produced calendars for the past two seasons highlighting several drivers and teams. However, after the last calendar expanded to 18 months, APCF focused on a new project: the uniquely created NHRA yearbook.

The yearbook, entitled Life’s A Drag, will ship before Christmas. Highlighted throughout the piece is behind the scenes access to drivers and their families. Every top ten driver in the pro classes is highlighted, and this year APCF, also known as ‘A Spark of Hope’ will showcase shots never seen before.

“Through the support of the NHRA fans, APCF has been able to impact more lives than I would have ever thought possible,” said Andrea Pedregon, founder and wife of two-time NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Champion Tony Pedregon. “Although I have changed it slightly for this year, I believe the yearbook will give NHRA fans the behind the scenes access to their favorite drivers they are really craving for.”

The NHRA calendars have proven to be a success thanks to the support of the NHRA fan base. Nearly $100,000 has been donated the past two seasons to charities such as the New Jersey Sharing Network, Girls Night In, Indiana University Cancer Center for use in children’s cancer research and Melanoma cancer research. This year’s yearbook raised funds are going to a new cause: prostate and colon cancer research.

“There are so many causes that need support, and I believe this is an important one,” said Pedregon. “This could impact many of our drivers and crews and it makes it vital that we try to find a cure for it.”

Life’s A Drag costs $25.00 $20.00 plus shipping, and as always 100% of the proceeds go directly to the research. The People magazine style yearbook can be bought at www.tonypedregon.com, and at the Nitrofish trackside locations in the 2013 season. The yearbook makes a great gift for any NHRA fan, and a great keepsake on the last season of the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing series.

Drivers showcased in Life’s A Drag:

Top Fuel: Antron Brown, Tony Schumacher, Spencer Massey, Brandon Bernstein, Shawn Langdon, Doug Kalitta, Morgan Lucas, Bob Vandergriff, Steve Torrence, David Grubnic, Hillary Will, Larry Dixon, Funny Car: Jack Beckman, Ron Capps, Mike Neff, Cruz Pedregon, Courtney Force, Johnny Gray, Robert Hight, Tim Wilkerson, John Force, Jeff Arend, Matt Hagan, Bob Tasca, Tony Pedregon, Pro Stock Car: Allen Johnson, Jason Line, Vincent Nobile, Erica Enders, Greg Anderson, Mike Edwards, V Gaines, Ron Krisher, Jeg Coughlin, Larry Morgan, Shane Gray, Pro Stock Motorcycle: Eddie Krawiec, Andrew Hines, Hector Arana Jr., Hector Arana Sr., Karen Stoffer, Matt Smith, Angie Smith, Scotty Pollacheck Michael Ray Jr., Louis Tonglet Jr.

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2012 NHRA Yearbook PDF Print E-mail

After much consideration, I have decided to move forward with another charity project and include all teams, drivers, owners, sponsors, and advertisers. In lieu of producing another calendar, this year I would like to create a “ Yearbook” (similar to the annually published PEOPLE Magazine Yearbook). I will be requesting permission to use the NHRA/Full Throttle logo (as I have in the past) for use on the cover. The layout would consist of sections for each Pro Class, including Sportsman & Pro Mod.

The yearbook will highlight race pictures from the current race season, as well as pictures from home ... fans love to know about what we do when we are not racing (ie: engagement, marriage, new baby, kids, vacation, other races you may attend, casual/formal events outside of racing, celebrity meetings, concerts, holidays, etc.)

Please consider helping me support yet another great cause and be a part of a unique “collectable yearbook” from the 2012 season! The last 2 calendars raised nearly $100,000 combined and supported Melanoma research and Children’s cancer thanks to YOUR help!

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Pedregon Racing announces Indy Open House, Concert & Charity Auction PDF Print E-mail

Pedregon Racing is having their annual Open House, Thursday, August 30th at the team’s shop just two miles from Lucas Oil Dragway. This event’s festivities will feature race cars and hot rods, and include great concerts and hold a charity silent auction.

The race cars and hot rods will be parked in the front of the shop and will include a few from the Pedregon family collection. The band Luminate brought to you by K-LOVE Radio will perform from 3-4:30 and beginning at 5 PM the band, The Protest, will take the stage.

“Our open house gives NHRA fans a behind the scene glimpse of how our teams prepare for the circuit. It will be a great start to an exciting weekend of events.” said champion driver Tony Pedregon.

Finally, the Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation, “A Spark Of Hope,” will be hosting a silent auction during the open house. Race memorabilia from drivers, teams and sponsors including John Force Racing, Cruz & Tony Pedregon, Ron Capps, Alexis DeJoria, Bob Tasca, Erica Enders, Coca Cola and many other arriving daily for fans to bid on; it is sure to be an exciting place to be. The proceeds from the auction will benefit Girl’s Nite In, a non-for-profit (Indy affiliate), that helps to empower young girls to make wise choices through safe refuge places and a structured framework.

“Hosting an auction during the kick-off of the legendary Indy race weekend will surely be a great success,” said Andrea Pedregon, founder of Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation: A Spark Of Hope. “I am thrilled to help a local organization in need of funding thanks to our NHRA Full Throttle supportive fans.”

Follow Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Andrea-Pedregon-Charity-Foundation-Inc/170507729716860 or Tony Pedregon www.facebook.com/tonypedregonofficial, for updates on the items that will be up for auction this coming week.

 
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