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Children’s Tumor Foundation Teams Fight to the Finish at the Rolex 24 At Daytona

on Wednesday, 29 January 2014. Posted in R4R News Blog

Much Like the “NF Heroes” the Foundation Supports, Three Scrappy Porsche GTD Teams Overcame Hardships to Complete the Rolex 24 At Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (January 28, 2014) – All three Porsche 911 GT America teams racing in support of the Children’s Tumor Foundation’s (CTF) Racing4Research program at this past weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona persevered through a slew of endurance racing setbacks and, like the amazing “NF Heroes” they race to support, never gave up in meeting their goal of finishing America’s premier 24-hour race.

The Children's Tumor Foundation (CTF) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to finding effective treatments for the millions of people worldwide living with neurofibromatosis – known simply as NF – that is a common yet under-recognized genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. NF affects one in every 3,000 people, more than cystic fibrosis, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease combined. The CTF funds critical research into neurofibromatosis. In addition to benefiting those who live with NF, this research is shedding new light on several forms of cancer, brain tumors, bone abnormalities, and learning disabilities, ultimately benefiting the broader community.20140125-a-4661

Biggest Rolex 24 Fundraising Campaign Ever for CTF/R4R This Weekend at Daytona

on Monday, 20 January 2014. Posted in R4R News Blog

Seven Teams and More Than Two Dozen Drivers to Support Fight Against neurofibromatosis

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 20, 2014) – The biggest Rolex 24 fundraising campaign in the seven-year history of the Children’s Tumor Foundation Racing4Research program will be held at Daytona International Speedway this weekend, January 23 - 26, where seven racing teams and 25 drivers in two different IMSA racing series will compete to build awareness and research fundraising for the fight against neurofibromatosis.

 

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The unprecedented Children’s Tumor Foundation Racing4Research effort at the season-opening event is anchored by five competing race cars and 21 drivers in the featured Rolex 24 At Daytona. Additionally, two teams and four drivers will provide the weekend’s opening fundraising effort in Friday’s IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge three-hour race.

 

Racing4Research Makes Colorful Return to Daytona with Park Place

on Friday, 03 January 2014. Posted in Foundation News & Events, R4R News Blog, Blog

No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT America Carries Vibrant Paint Scheme Inspired by Acclaimed Artist and NF Hero Jeffrey Owen Hanson

 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (January 3, 2014) – The Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) Racing4Research (R4R) program will return with Park Place Motorsports in full flying colors this season as the team’s No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche GT America will display a bright and vibrant paint scheme inspired by a signature piece of work from highly-acclaimed young artist and NF Hero Jeffrey Owen Hanson.

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The No. 73’s vivid livery is making its public debut this weekend at the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona test where the Children’s Tumor Foundation Racing4Research program will commence its seventh-consecutive Rolex 24 At Daytona-based fundraising campaign.

 

CTF Team Dominates in Baja 1000 SCORE Lites Class Victory

on Friday, 15 November 2013. Posted in R4R News Blog

Rafael Navarro IV, Patrick Long, Vic Bruckmann, Rafael Navarro III and Steve Eugenio Lead All the Way in the No. 1209 CTF/R4R Pete’s Camp Racing SCORE Lites Jimco-VW

 

ENSENADA, Baja California, Mexico (November 16, 2013) – Taking the fight against Neurofibromatosis South of the Border for the first time, and to one of the most demanding tests of man and machinery on the planet, the inaugural Children’s Tumor Foundation (CTF) Racing4Research (R4R) Baja 1000 team earned a dominating victory today with drivers Rafael Navarro IV, Patrick Long, Vic Bruckmann, Rafael Navarro III and Steve Eugenio in the legendary off-road race.

Navarro IV – better known in racing circles as “R4” or “Cuatro” – and the CTF/R4R crew shook off a surprise flat tire just 15 miles from the finish and still brought the No. 1209 CTF/R4R Pete’s Camp Racing SCORE Lites Jimco-VW Buggy across the line comfortably clear of the second-place finisher.

Bruckmann moved into the lead during his race-opening shift and following drivers Long, Eugenio, R4’s father Navarro III, and finishing driver Cuatro never had anything close to a major issue in the overnight Friday and Saturday race.

 

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CA - Denelle Pritchard

CA - Denelle Pritchard

My name is Denelle Pritchard and I am 45 years old. I was diagnosed with NF2 at the age of 28. Since...

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GA - Jack Burke

GA - Jack Burke

Jack is a kind, energetic, inquisitive, adorable 8-year-old who also has NF. He is a fantastic big b...

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NY - Julia Perfetti

NY - Julia Perfetti

Four years ago our life changed drastically when our beautiful ladybug girl was diagnosed with NF. J...

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NC - Ethan Wray

NC - Ethan Wray

Our story begins, like so many others, with the news that parents never want to hear. Your chil...

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CA - Brenda McCool

CA - Brenda McCool

Join Brenda Paola McCool in her quest to find a cure for neurofibromatosis (NF). All donations wil...

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IL - Cole Rutter

IL - Cole Rutter

My name is Cole Rutter. I am 12 years old. When I was only a few weeks old, I developed café-au-la...

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MA - Celia LaBarbera

MA - Celia LaBarbera

Looking at Celia, one only sees a vibrant, happy playful 6-year old girl who is bursting with lif...

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UT - Wyatt Enman

UT - Wyatt Enman

My name is Wyatt and I have a disease called neurofibromatosis (NF1). This is a disease that effects...

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MO - Nicole Riley

MO - Nicole Riley

Nicole was diagnosed with a large Plexiform tumor in her lower abdomen and legs on her first birthda...

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GA - Katherine Thompson

GA - Katherine Thompson

I want to thank everyone for visiting this site to become more educated regarding neurofibromatos...

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IN - Jesse Markland

IN - Jesse Markland

Jesse is 5 years old and has neurofibromatosis (NF1). This means he has multiple café-au-l...

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MI - Izzy Mick

MI - Izzy Mick

Izzy has Neurofibromatosis. This disorder can result in tumors to develop anywhere in her bo...

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CA - Andrew Vigil

CA - Andrew Vigil

Hi, my name is Andrew and I was diagnosed with NF1 when I was 5 years old. I am now 10 years old and...

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OR - Zachary Odegard

OR - Zachary Odegard

I am 15 years old and I was diagnosed with NF 1 when I was 3 years old. Neurofibromatosis is a g...

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SC - Nicholas Biering

SC - Nicholas Biering

If you are reading this page, you probably already know who I am, but just in case…. My n...

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CA - Brandon Tibbets

CA - Brandon Tibbets

Brandon Tibbets was born with NF 1. He has a bone deformity in his leg due to his NF. His bone fract...

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AZ - Kyle Oden

AZ - Kyle Oden

Kyle was first diagnosed with NF1 in February of 2009. We took him to the eye doctor because we thou...

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NE - John Schafer

NE - John Schafer

Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on any nerve in your body at anyt...

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