Saturday, July 16, 2011

"Kids Get Arthritis Too" Teams up with NASCAR Driver Todd Peck

Todd Peck always wanted to be a race car driver and Todd Peck IS a race car driver.  He is a NASCAR driver nonetheless.  Todd hasn’t let Juvenile Arthritis steal his dreams and he hopes that he can be an inspiration to other young persons to not give up on their dreams.  Todd understands what it is like to live with disease and how hard it can be to do simple things which others take for granted.  He also knows firsthand what it’s like to have a passion for something.  He wants the children and their families to have HOPE that dreams are within reach even when you live with JA.

At the Juvenile Arthritis (JA) Conference last week in Arlington, VA, I had the privilege to meet 25 year old Todd Peck, a race car driver who has battled JA for the past 10 years.  Joining forces with the Arthritis Foundation, Todd Peck’s No. 96 Chevrolet truck will carry the “Kids Get Arthritis Too” decal in the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to bring awareness to Juvenile Arthritis
A cool surprise at the conference, all the children in attendance (an estimated 1000 kids) had a chance to sign Todd’s truck which will be racing at the Iowa Speedway this Saturday.  Watch at 7PM EST to get a glimpse of the hundreds of signatures which cover the truck from headlamps to truck bed and to watch a young man who continues to follow his dream.

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NASCAR Driver Todd Peck Races for Juvenile Arthritis

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