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A woman’s brush with death has given a new purpose for her black 1974 Corvette.
Jennifer Barnett knew something just wasn’t right with her body last year. She found a large lump in her left breast in August 2013, and about a month later, doctors gave her the grim news – she had stage IV breast cancer that had apparently spread to her liver.
She embarked on a year of chemotherapy aimed to keep the cancer from growing, and by February, tests showed that the breast tumor had indeed shrunk – but the tumor in her liver had not.
The Lingenfelter Collection is hosting its annual Fall Charity Open House for breast cancer awareness at Lingenfelter Motorsports in Brighton, Michigan on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Just about everyone in the Corvette world knows of Ken Lingenfelter and his extensive collection of not only Corvettes, but other muscle and exotic cars. Ken and his wife Kristen use the car collection to connect with people in ways that transcend automobiles. The Fall Open House for Breast Cancer Awareness is just one of their charitable efforts. All proceeds from the event will go to The Pink Fund, which provides active-cancer-treatment patients with up to 90 days of direct financial assistance to cover non-medical expenses, such as health insurance premiums, housing, transportation and utilities.
Yesterday was National Teddy Bear Day and Chevrolet used the occasion cruise through Manhattan with a special delivery in a 2015 Corvette Stingray Convertible for kids that are fighting cancer. GM donated 48 small teddy bears and one big one to the Sunshine on Wheels program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.
A 14-year-old North Carolina cancer survivor shifted into high gear to film a commercial with NASCAR racing great Jeff Gordon.
Carmen Diaz teamed up with Gordon in the commercial that promotes a fundraiser to give away his Laguna Blue 2014 Corvette Stingray.
Here’s a story that should make you proud you drive a Corvette – and a story that should make you appreciate every minute you get to climb behind the wheel of your pride and joy.
Not everyone is so fortunate.
Corvette owners love their cars.
But family comes first. Witness the inspirational story of Ben and Sandy Labaree of Alabama.
Thirteen years after Sandy passed away from cancer, Ben continues the legacy that the couple started in the late ’90s.
The PinkVette has generated a lot of green on its recent travels around the Northeast raising money to fight breast cancer.
The specially painted 1984 Corvette has spent the past 18 months as the cornerstone of the “Cruisin for a Cure” campaign that has already raised twice as much money as organizers had anticipated.
Getting to ride in a shiny C4 Corvette convertible Sunday was just the beginning of a day filled with fun activities for a 6-year-old cancer survivor in West Richland, Washington.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation made little Miette Nelson’s dreams come true as they arranged for her ride in the car to Barracuda Coffee, where she even got to run the business behind the counter.
Here’s what may be the most heartwarming story yet about the seventh generation Corvette.
It’s a story about a dying Corvette enthusiast and the amazing love that his family and friends – along with total strangers and a massive corporation – showed him in the final weeks of his life.