Drive for a Cure
Drive-a-thon - Epilepsy Awareness - May 3, 2009
We are Chris & Mary Lou Sordi, we are members of Ferrari Club of America and are in the driving clubs for Ferrari of San Francisco, and Niello Maserati of Sacramento. We have a granddaughter, Bronte, who was diagnosed with a severe form of epilepsy disorder. We established a research foundation in 2000, for Epilepsy, to hopefully discover a cure for epilepsy disorders. The Foundation, www.bronteepilepsyresearch.org, is universal in the beneficial use of its results, and the Research Center is located at the University of California Davis, California. To date the Bronte Epilepsy Research Foundation has raised and donated over $1.2 million for this research, through various sporting and musical events.
May 3rd 2009, the Foundation will be coordinating an awareness and fund raising car rally involving sports car enthusiasts. The goal is to combine a spirited rally from both the San Francisco area and the Sacramento Valley, to culminate at the exciting Ferrari Challenge Race event being conducted at the Infineon Raceway in the Napa Valley.
The cars will include Ferrari, Maserati, Porsche, Corvette, and many other exotic automobiles. Driving clubs from Ferrari & Maserati of San Francisco, Niello Maserati of Sacramento, as well as Ferrari Club of America – Pacific Region, will be among those we are asking to participate in the activities.
There will be a $150 per person entrance fee for the event. Paticipants will receive; an event gift; the drive; and a fabulous lunch with refreshments, held in a covered tent at the track; Plus! - free access for the day to the Ferrari Challenge Event, compliments of Ferrari North America. Each entrant will be asked to solicit sponsorships from supporters, for each mile driven in the rally, (similar to a “walkathon” - on wheels), and to donate the results, to the Foundation for Epilepsy Research. All in all, the day will include a spirited drive through great back roads, with fellow car enthusiasts, arriving at an exciting race event , enjoying food and drink and raising awareness and financial support for the much needed research.