By Katie Means, Development Specialist
Each year, nearly 300,000 people attend the Indianapolis 500. Little Red Door is proud to get to be part of such a fun-filled weekend. For four consecutive years, the Yellow Party, in partnership with Racing for Cancer and AutoNation, has supported Little Red Door. The goal is to unite motorsports fans, racing organizations and drivers to support the global fight against cancer. The Yellow Party is hosted by race car driver Ryan Hunter-Reay and his wife, Beccy.
This year, the Yellow Party will take place at the Indiana State Museum on Thursday, May 21, 2015. Through various fundraising programs, Racing for Cancer works to provide support to help individuals, families, and children who are battling cancer.
They focus their efforts towards early detection and prevention because nearly one third of all cancer deaths are preventable. Racing for Cancer also helps in the fight against childhood cancer. One in every 300 children will be diagnosed with cancer before the age of 19, and cancer is the number one cause of disease-related death among children. If you are interested in attending the Yellow Party and supporting this cause, please click here.
The Yellow Party’s efforts to help raise awareness and support of fighting childhood cancer directly coincide with Camp Little Red Door. Camp Little Red Door is Indiana’s oldest camp for children with cancer.
Camp is offered one week each summer and is for any child 8-18 years old with cancer or in remission living in Indiana. Campers participate in swimming, canoeing, fishing, archery, campfires, arts & crafts, horseback riding, a physical challenge course featuring rope ladders & bridges and more.
Camp LRD has moved its dates to June 21-26 this year, making it easier for those children on a balanced school schedule to be able to attend camp without missing classes. Please find the Camp little Red Door application here.