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9The Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation "A Spark of Hope" (APCF) wrapped up a year of fundraising efforts with the presentation of a $50,000 donation to the Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center.
APCF has worked throughout 2013 to increase awareness for colon and prostate cancer and raise funds to support IU Simon Cancer Center's research efforts in those areas. Founder Andrea Pedregon made the check presentation today to Patrick Loehrer, M.D., director of the IU Simon Cancer Center. Cancer center physician scientists Bert O'Neil, M.D. and Noah Hahn, M.D. - who are experts in clinical trials and colon and prostate cancers - were on hand for the ceremony.
With today's check presentation, APCF has raised a total of $140,000 to benefit melanoma, children's cancer, and colon and prostate cancer research at IU Simon Cancer Center over the past three years.
Pedregon said, "We are so fortunate to have such generous supporters who helped our fundraising efforts reach this milestone. It means so much to be able to make an impact on the exciting research initiatives at the IU Simon Cancer Center right here in Indianapolis."
Pedregon, wife of 2-time National Hot Rod Association champion Tony Pedregon, designed and produced a collectible 2012 National Hot Rod Association Yearbook that raised more than $20,000 for the effort. Among other fundraisers this year was a live auction for fans and supporters at the US Nationals drag race at Lucas Oil Raceway over Labor Day weekend that netted $26,000.

Tony Pedregon Racing Looking to Soar at the Mile High Nationals


BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 16,  2013) – Tony Pedregon Racing and American Racing Custom Wheels will once again compete at the 2013 Mile High Nationals in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series in Denver, Colorado July 19-21.

Pedregon has previously won this event in ’98 and ’99 and held the No. 1 qualifying position in 2001. Most recently the team’s consistency of qualifying at the last two events with a 4.09 and 4.10 gives Pedregon high hopes going into the weekend. “The high elevation creates a different challenge for every team. Now with a little bit of consistency we will have to rely on our experience and past success in this thin air”, said Pedregon.

“Our company’s very first wheels were built for drag racing back in the 1950s,” said American Racing Marketing Director Rhett Sander. “Our heritage and history are closely tied to drag racing”.

About American Racing
American Racing is an iconic brand and a wheel industry leader in craftsmanship, engineering, innovation and performance. Founded in 1956 as a manufacturer of bespoke magnesium and aluminum racing wheels, its roots date back to the golden era of hot rodding. American Racing is a Wheel Pros brand. Wheel Pros products are sold worldwide in more than 20 countries on four continents and through a U.S. network of more than 25,000 authorized dealers. It is one of the world’s largest suppliers of branded custom wheels, performance tires and related accessories for cars, SUVs and light trucks.


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