AdvoCare International, LP
(AdvoCare), a leading health and wellness company, donated to the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma
based on the performance of Richard Childress Racing NASCAR
Nationwide Series driver Austin Dillon, pilot of the No. 3 AdvoCare
Chevrolet, throughout the 2013 Nationwide Series season.
$2,000 for every top-five finish
$1,000 for every
In appreciation of the
Childress Institute's mission and AdvoCare's
contribution, Austin Dillon, Richard Childress, and several RCR drivers and crew members visited injured children at children's hospitals around the U.S. during the 2013 NASCAR season, including a visit by the entire No. 3 Nationwide championship team to Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
Austin Dillon visited Phoenix Children's Hospital in November to pass out Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma blankets to the injured children. RCR drivers Austin Dillon, Ty Dillon and Brian Scott visited the Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU in September. Richard Childress visited Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Ind. to honor CIPT's fifth anniversary in July. Earlier in the year, Dillon visited Phoenix Children's Hospital and two
members of the No. 3 team, Josh Sobecki and Sam Abney, visited Brenner
Children's Hospital in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Fans were able to follow their experiences and
Dillon's progress via
Twitter @RCR3ADillon or Facebook at www.facebook.com/austindillon3, or on
Dillon's website - www.austindillon.com. Fans
can help save the lives of injured children by donating $30 in
honor of Dillon to the Childress Institute.
"Nearly 10,000 kids die every year
from life-threatening injuries - more than all other causes
combined," said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard
Childress Racing and co-founder of the Childress Institute for
Pediatric Trauma. "We
are grateful for the powerful teaming of Austin and AdvoCare to
help raise money and awareness for this national problem."
"The Childress Institute for
Pediatric Trauma is an organization close to the heart of AdvoCare
and one that's essential to furthering pediatric trauma research
for severely injured children," said Richard Wright, AdvoCare
President and CEO. "We are proud to support the research and
awareness the Institute facilitates, and hope our contribution can
help their mission continue in the future."