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Children With T1D Are Raising Funds As Voting Opens In Race Car Design Contest For JDRF Hosted By Motorcraft

From Motorcraft, Wood Brothers Racing

Children with T1D Are Raising Funds as Voting Opens in Race Car Design Contest for JDRF Hosted by Motorcraft

More than 35 children ages 5-18 living with type 1 diabetes (T1D) from around the country are raising funds for T1D research by submitting race car designs in the Race Car Design Contest for JDRF hosted by Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers, in the hopes of making it to finals. Starting today through April 24, 2015, we ask for your help by voting at http://www.FordRaceCar.jdrf.org
The top 10 highest-earning entries advance, with the winner decided by representatives from JDRF, Motorcraft and Quick Lane Racing, and the Wood Brothers Racing team. For official rules, visit http://www.FordRaceCar.jdrf.org.
The winning designer wins a trip to see the car that he or she designed race in the Brickyard 400, July 26 in Indianapolis, Ind., part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, where the JDRF-themed Ford Fusion stock car driven by Ryan Blaney will compete.

DEARBORN, Mich., March 20, 2015 — Your vote can help to create a world without type 1 diabetes (T1D) during the Race Car Design Contest for JDRF, hosted by Motorcraft and Quick Lane Tire and Auto Centers.

More than 35 children ages 5-18 living with T1D from around the country are raising funds for T1D research from now until April 24, 2014 at http://www.FordRaceCar.jdrf.org in the hopes of making the top 10 and advancing to the finals, where voting continues until June 1, 2015. The winning entry will be chosen by the Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD), JDRF and Wood Brothers Racing. The Wood Brothers run the iconic No. 21 Ford Fusion stock car that will be adorned with the winning design for the Brickyard 400 on July 26, 2015.

The winner and his or her family will be the guests of Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway and will see driver Ryan Blaney put their design through its paces on the 2.5-mile oval.

Every child who enters raises money for JDRF by asking their friends and family to “vote” through donations. The money raised will help to continue JDRF’s efforts to turn Type One into Type None through the support of research.

“Vote now for a chance to see our Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion NASCAR stock car at the Brickyard featuring the unique creativity of a child living with T1D,” said Mary Lou Quesnell, director of marketing for FCSD. “The children who entered this year’s contest produced some great vehicle designs. We can’t wait to bring the winning child’s design to life.”

Last year’s winner, Carson Magee, 11, of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, raised $3,735 in the contest that gave him the racing experience of a lifetime. Magee, a very active advocate for JDRF, was diagnosed with T1D at age 7.

T1D is a disease in which the body’s pancreas stops producing enough insulin, a hormone that is needed to turn food into energy. People with T1D must monitor their blood sugar levels and administer insulin via shots or an insulin pump, multiple times every day. Even vigilant management does not ward against T1D complications such as heart attack, stroke, blindness and amputation. JDRF is the largest charitable funder of T1D research, focused on supporting key therapies that hold significant promise in achieving a world without T1D.

Ford Motor Company’s relationship with JDRF spans three decades. In 2008, Motorcraft and Quick Lane Racing joined the effort. In seven years, the race car design contest has raised more than $400,000 for JDRF, the world’s leading charitable funder of T1D research.

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About Motorcraft

Motorcraft® offers a complete line of replacement parts that are recommended and approved by Ford Motor Company. From routine maintenance to under-hood repairs, Motorcraft parts offer exceptional value with the highest quality and right fit at competitive prices. Motorcraft parts are available nationwide at Ford and Lincoln dealers, independent distributors and automotive parts retailers are backed by Ford Motor Company’s two-year, unlimited-miles Service Parts Limited Warranty. Ask for Motorcraft by name when you visit your local auto parts store or your favorite service facility. For more information, visit http://www.motorcraft.com.

About Quick Lane Tire & Auto Centers Quick Lane® provides automotive quick services for all makes and models. Quick Lane’s nationwide network of 700 facilities, each providing the convenience of an aftermarket company (no appointment necessary, service while you wait, evening and weekend hours, competitive prices) with the confidence of a major automotive manufacturer (quality parts, factory-trained technicians). Quick Lane® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. For more information, visit http://www.quicklane.com.

About JDRF JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has invested nearly $2 billion in charitable research over the past 45 years. For more information, please visit JDRF.org

Wood Brothers Racing

Wood Brothers Racing was formed in 1950 in Stuart, Va., by Hall of Famer Glen Wood. Wood Brothers Racing is the oldest active team and one of the winningest teams in NASCAR history. Since its founding, the team won 98 races (including at least one race in every decade for the last seven decades) and 117 poles in NASCAR’s top-tier series. Fielding only Ford products for its entire history, the Wood Brothers own the longest association of any motorsports team with a single manufacturer. Glen’s brother, Leonard, is known for inventing the modern pit stop. The team currently runs the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Fusion driven by Ryan Blaney in the famous No. 21 racecar.

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