Al Carter wrote -
In an effort to raise money to fight childhood cancers during each of their 2013 races, Carter and Plumb partnered with Grammy Award-winning music producer, Jim Jonsin.
They launched "The Be Positive Nights", a post-race music and racing fan gathering organized at a local bar and/or restaurant in the market where the Grand-Am race is held.
Following the Grand-Am races at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, on Saturday, March 2, Al Carter and Hugh Plumb of B+ Racing and Jim Jonsin, owner of Rebel Rock Racing will hold the first "Be Positive Night" at Old School Bar and Grill - 401 East 6th Street in Austin between 8:00 and 11:00 PM.
Celebrity Music Producer, Jim Jonsin, owner of Rebel Rock Racing will also be in attendance and one of his artists, Leroy Sanchez will perform LIVE!
The Austin Be Positive Night promises to be a fun event and Carter, Plumb and Jonsin are looking to welcome racing and music fans and raise money for The B+ Foundation.
In 2011 cancer survivor and racecar driver Al Carter invited the founder of The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation to join his racing program and Carter started The B+ Foundation Racing program. Since 2011 Carter races in the Grand-Am series with co-driver Hugh Plumb to promote The B+ Foundation and to raise money for B+ so the foundation can help families with children with cancer and invest in childhood cancer research.
46 kids are diagnosed with cancer every day and thanks to foundations like The B+ Foundation, more money can be raised to find a cure for childhood cancers.
ABOUT THE B+ FOUNDATION: The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation honors the memory of Andrew, a 14-year-old athlete and 'A' student from Wilmington, Delaware. January 27, 2007, Andrew helped lead his team to victory in a state championship soccer tournament. Within 48 hours, he was in cardiac arrest. The diagnosis was Leukemia (AML). The doctors didn't expect Andrew to live through the night. Amazingly, Andrew fought for 167 days and went to Heaven on July 14, 2007
Throughout Andrew's illness, he inspired thousands of friends and families. We learned his blood type was B+, which became our motto throughout the fight, to "Be Positive." B+ reflected how Andrew lived his life and how he inspired others to do the same. Andrew's valiant journey was chronicled in newspapers, on television and on his website, where he and his family have received visits from almost 2 million "friends" leaving messages of prayer, hope, consolation, and stories about Andrew
Andrew's mom, dad and sister founded The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. The overall goal of The B+ Foundation is to "Do Good". Since the 2011 racing season, cancer survivor Al Carter and Hugh Plumb visit kids with cancer in hospitals before racing events to make a positive difference and keep the Be Positive message alive through outreach efforts and talks. The B+ Foundation provides financial assistance to families of children with cancer nationwide. In the last two years, The B+ Foundation awarded over $1,000,000 to families of children with cancer while giving over $500,000 to support research efforts.
If you live in Austin, come down to the Old School Bar and Grill on Saturday, March 2 at 8:00 PM and help us fight childhood cancer.You can also donate directly here through CrowdRise. 100% of the proceeds will go to The B+ Foundation.
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The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation is an IRS-certified 501 (C)3 organization with Tax ID# 42-1741037.