The Yellow Party Indianapolis and Race To Beat Cancer To Raise Funds Toward Cure
INDIANAPOLIS (March 8, 2016) – Racing For Cancer, the charity co-founded by 2014 Indianapolis 500 champion Ryan Hunter-Reay, will focus on two fundraising events this year, setting its sights on raising the most funds in its history to support the global fight against cancer.
The first event is the fifth annual Yellow Party to be held on Thursday, May 26 at the Biltwell Event Center in Indianapolis, kicking off race weekend for the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Guests will celebrate in Roaring Twenties style with deco details and trappings that nod to a time period rich in fashion and racing history.
Hosted by Hunter-Reay and his wife, Beccy, in partnership with automotive retail giant, AutoNation, the fundraiser will determine the pace for Racing For Cancer as the organization sets a goal of raising more than $500,000 in 2016. Sponsorship opportunities are available and tickets are now on sale.
In addition to The Yellow Party, a limited number of VIP tickets will be available to purchase for a Champagne Brunch and Karting Experience on Friday, May 27 at the new Speedway Indoor Karting in Speedway, Indiana, less than a mile from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Doors will open to the general public from 1:30-3:30 p.m, following the Champagne Brunch and Karting Experience event. Regular karting rates apply, and 100 percent of net proceeds go to Racing For Cancer.
The second event will be the second annual Race to Beat Cancer on Dec. 1-4 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in beautiful Monterey, California. This exclusive event will be open to 32 participants (20 amateurs and 12 aspiring professional drivers) to experience a two- or three-day Skip Barber Racing School at the track, coached by IndyCar drivers Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe. Participants also can play golf at the legendary Pebble Beach Golf Links with Hunter-Reay or Hinchcliffe. The inaugural event in 2015 was spectacular.
Milwaukee Mile, June 16th, 2012
Taylor Vander Jeugdt
Dear Racing For Cancer;
I can’t express enough to you for what your foundation has done for our family. It was literally a dream come true for our children. My husband and I don’t even know where to start to say “Thank you” for this once in a lifetime amazing experience that our family shared on June 16th, 2012 in Milwaukee.
Every week, Taylor attends the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin for his Aplastic Anemia. On June 14th Taylor’s clinic day was not the typical clinic experience. As we were on our way leaving from the BMT clinic, we came upon several “Indy “race car drivers. While waiting for our car, we were asked if we wanted to attend one of the biggest races occurring in Milwaukee that weekend. We were asked to be the representative family for “Racing For Cancer”. Not knowing what to expect as we had very little knowledge of the racing world, our perspective had changed dramatically from not being “avid” race car fans to not being able to wait to watch the next Indy car race on television and cheering on the Indy car drivers that we had met that day.
Tucker James Salyer
In 2011, young Tucker had some bruising on his arms and legs that looked like normal bruises for a 5 year old boy. After a week the bruising continued toworsen, he had what seemed like a sinus infection and a heat rash. On July 26th 2011 Tucker’s parents took him to his pediatrician who was very suspicious ofthe bruising and ordered blood work immediately. The next day morning we received a call from his pediatrician advising us to have Tucker in Dallas at Children’s Medical Center as soon as possible.
Our worst fears were confirmed the next day after Tucker had a bone marrow aspiration that concluded that he had ALL Type B Leukemia. Tucker’s world changed instantly.