Lyme Disease Awareness Race Car!
For updates, race results and final lap report, click HERE
For photos of original Lyme Disease Awareness Race Car click HERE
For photos of Thank You Cars click HERE
March 10, 2011- The race is on! You can help educate others about Lyme disease by voting for the Lyme Disease Awareness Race Car. We have 15 days to get as many votes as possible! You can vote once a day by clicking the link below. It is easy, free and no registering is required.
Last year over 78,000 cars entered the Toyota Sponsafier contest. Our Lyme Disease Awareness car came in 15th place (with almost 8,000 votes) and remained on display for a couple of months where it was seen by countless people! Cars with the highest numbers of votes in the first round this year will be featured again in the final round where they will be displayed even more prominently.
Our theme this year is “Get it Right, Treat the Bite!” We want to encourage people to think about Lyme disease when they are bitten by a tick and to seek medical care immediately. Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Ehrlichia, Bartonella and a host of infectious organism can be found in ticks, so why wait? After all, prevention is the best medicine!
This year our driver is Michael Waltrip- two time winner of the Daytona 500. With him behind the wheel and you at the voting pole each day, we should do quite well! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Waltrip
Be sure to click on the 3-D view of the car and see the tribute to Dr. Charles Ray Jones (on the roof). Our Lyme Disease Awareness efforts this year are dedicated to Dr. Jones and his wonderful staff for all they do to help the children who suffer with chronic Lyme and tick borne diseases. We are also celebrating Dr. Jones 82nd birthday this month- March 14, 2011. If you don’t know Dr. Jones’ story please visit the site dedicated to him, his staff and his precious kids. www.DrJonesKids.com
Aside from raising Lyme awareness across the internet, the winning car (grand prize) will be featured at the 2011 NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race this summer where it can be seen by millions of fans via television coverage and news reports. The winner will also receive a prize package of Toyota Racing Gear and be honored with a visit from a (real) NASCAR driver. Should our car win, all prizes will be donated to individual(s) dealing with chronic Lyme disease.
For more information check out the “Racing Awareness” page at www.DrJonesKids.com Please feel free to share this announcement with your email, twitter and face book friends (see sample posts below). Encourage them to vote for our Racing Lyme Disease Awareness Car!
Boogity, boogity, boogity… Let’s go racing, boys!
** Facebook post- Lyme Disease Awareness Race Car! You can get the word out about Lyme disease by voting for the Lyme Disease Awareness Race Car. We have 15 days to get as many votes as possible. You can vote once a day- it is easy, free and no registering required. Last year over 78,000 cars entered the contest. Our Lyme car came in 15th place and was seen by tons of people! See the Racing Awareness page at: www.DrJonesKids.com
**Twitter post- Gentlemen… START YOUR ENGINES!!! Vote for the Lyme Disease Awareness Race Car. See the Racing Awareness page- www.DrJonesKids.com