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VOTE for Tammy

October 5 @ 8:00 am - November 29 @ 5:00 pm

Vote NOW & EVERY DAY for Tammy Richardson & NVCCF

Tammy was selected as one of FOUR finalists for THE NASCAR FOUNDATION’S BETTY JANE FRANCE HUMANITARIAN AWARD PRESENTED BY NATIONWIDE. Tammy is a long-time volunteer at Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation and Camp Cartwheel.  

VOTING HAS STARTED and continues EVERY DAY through Nov. 29, 5 p.m. ET!  Tammy is one of four finalists vying for The NASCAR Foundation’s $100,000 donation to a children’s charity and Tammy is asking for your vote as she represents Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation.

VOTE NOW

ABOUT TAMMY

Tammy Richardson’s journey with NCCF’s Camp Cartwheel began 14 year ago.  Camp Cartwheel is a summer camp for critically ill children and their siblings; a camp that Tammy became aware of when her daughter received a devastating diagnosis.  Tammy’s daughter, Stephanie, was diagnosed with a malignant and inoperable brain tumor when she was in high school.   Tammy learned about NCCF’s Camp Cartwheel when it was offered to Stephanie’s six siblings.  During the few precious months Tammy had remaining, with her daughter, she kept her family together spending every moment with Stephanie to the end.   After Stephanie passed Tammy (Camp Name:  MOS-mom of seven), her husband Command Sergeant Major James Richardson (Camp Name: Papa J) and their six children made it their mission to honor Stephanie’s memory by attending Camp Cartwheel.  They volunteer their time to make camp hopeful for children who suffer from disease, memorable for their siblings who often experience stress and traumatic loss, and incredible for volunteers, who because of Tammy and her husband, understand the important part they play in providing courage, strength, and happiness to these children each summer.    Each year, Tammy arrives before camp begins and stays well after it has ended.  She sets up and manages the” Camp Store” where EVERYTHING IS FREE. This store is filled with blankets, toys, dolls, school supplies and more for children to SHOP…for FREE.  Tammy ensures that each child leave with their bags full along with an ice cream treat and a little something special that she sets aside for them.

Tammy IS Camp Cartwheel.  She has shared her story at numerous speaking engagements and fund-raisers.  As a parent, who has lost a child to cancer, she has a great understanding of how valuable time is for parents of diagnosed children.  Tammy has helped many parents and children through the emotional stress of fighting disease and held out her hand in friendship and support to all who walk and have walked in her shoes.  Every child, every volunteer and every visitor to Camp Cartwheel knows Tammy (MOS) and are thankful for her.

ABOUT THE AWARD

The Award honors a volunteer who embodies the ideals of charity and community that Betty Jane France, Founder and Chairwoman Emeritus of The NASCAR Foundation, has championed throughout her life.

The winner of The NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Presented by Nationwide will be determined through online voting, which is OPEN NOW FOR VOTING and will continue up to 5:00 PM EST on November 29, 2017.  PLEASE cast your vote ONCE EACH DAY FOR TAMMY AT www.NASCAR.com/Award.

Each finalist will receive a minimum $25,000 donation to the children’s charity they represent, receives a VIP experience at a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, and a trip to The NASCAR Foundation’s Honors Gala in Las Vegas where the 2017 Award winner will be announced on November 30, 2017

The NASCAR Foundation’s Betty Jane France Humanitarian Award Presented by Nationwide honors a dedicated NASCAR fan who has positively impacted the lives of children through volunteerism.  Over the past six years, The NASCAR Foundation has awarded over $1,000,000 to the charities in honor of twenty-four remarkable finalists.

ABOUT NEVADA CHILDHOOD CANCER FOUNDATION

The purpose of Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is to improve the quality of live for critically ill children diagnosed with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 1993, which offers over 45 programs and services including a variety of educational services, financial support and counseling for critically-ill children and their families living in Southern Nevada. The foundation’s mission is to work side by side with the medical community to provide social, emotional, educational, financial and psychological support services and programs to families of ALL children diagnosed with a life threatening or critical illness such as cancer, HIV/AIDS, sickle cell, renal disorders, blood and immunologic diseases as well as to adults diagnosed with cancer.   Contact the Nevada Childhood Cancer Foundation at 702.735.8434 or visit them at www.nvccf.org for pediatric services, programs for adults diagnosed with cancer.

 

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October 5 @ 8:00 am
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November 29 @ 5:00 pm
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