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Two Families to be Helped at this Year’s Charity Truckers 200 Announced

C.A.R.S. Racing for a Cause Inc.

Orlando FL. 3/5/2010 - C.A.R.S Racing for a Cause Inc. owner and president Rick Bristol announced today the first two families to be helped through his foundation and the Charity Truckers 200 annual event. ” It is early but I have been led by the Lord to help these two families I am introducing today, you will see why as I introduce them.

The first family will be the Torres family and little Celena. ” She is such a doll, when I opened the letter read and then saw the attached photo, I was brought to tears and knew very quickly we had to help. She is 3 years old and has Stage 4 Neuroblastoma like one of last years children Joey. In fact the Sciacca family is the one that nominated  her after meeting that family in the same hospital as Joey. I know after prayer that the Lord wants us to help. Ervin and Cappy Torres also have another child Cebastian, and they are a wonderful family that just needs help. ” stated Bristol.

The second family will be a close family to our racing community, the Jack Smith Family. Jack is the founder and owner of and has faced serious back surgery and now faces bone cancer. ” Jack has become a close friend over the years. He has helped this charity along with my former go-kart fund-raisers. He donated space and time to keeping up a web site for the charity as well as free advertising and press for the Charity Truckers 200. He led a live Internet broadcast of the event in 2008 and had donated funds as well. When I heard of Jacks battle and that they had a child with down syndrome, I began to pray if we should help, well I have received the blessing and direction to help Jack and his family and we will. Jack’s wife Kathy will have a full plate ahead. Along with taking care of a child with a disability, she will have to help and push Jack. We need to be in prayer for them and we will help all we can. ” added Rick.

There may or may not be a third family, that will be up to the direction Rick feels he is led. If another family is added it will be announced. If you know of a family in need you can go to the web site and fill out a nomination form or e-mail Rick at

There will be three events to help raise money this year, and the final dates and info will be on the web site soon. In October a 5K Fun walk/run/ride event will be held. In November a Charity Concert and then in December the 5th Annual Charity Truckers 200. The date for this years Charity Truckers 200 will be announced in the next 3 to 4 weeks.

Again the web site for updates and announcements will be Stay tuned for more information in the future.

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