For more than 20 years, Jeff Gordon competed in NASCAR’s premier series, picking up four championships and 93 careers wins, but it might be what he’s doing for charity that could be his greatest victory.
On September 25th, the Carolinas HealthCare System officially announced the Jeff Gordon’s Children’s Foundation has made a charitable commitment to establish a $2 million endowed chair that will help improve research and other academic projects at Levine Children’s Hospital. To be even more specific, this generous monetary donation will used to form the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation Endowed Chair in Cancer and Blood Disorders.
“Cancer remains the leading cause of death from disease in children in the United States, and better cures for children with cancer will only come through research,” Gordon said in a statement. “I’ve never faced anything on the racetrack as tough as childhood cancer. I won’t stop until we beat it.”
Besides serving as chairman of the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation, the 46-year-old Gordon works for Fox where he serves as a commentator during NASCAR races and he also still races at select events. Earlier this year, he was a part of the four-person driving team for Wayne Taylor Racing that won the 2017 Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
If you would like to join Gordon in his fight to end cancer, you can visit the official site for the Jeff Gordon Foundation at https://www.jeffgordonchildrensfoundation.org/.