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Give the Gift of Hope Hotrodsandreels.com  Wheelchair Donation Program

Prevention & Awareness Program

 

 

 

  03-06-07: DGF AT GAINESVILLE

  03-01-07: TOT GETS CHAIR

  02-28-07: MCCARTNEY CAR @ BJ

  02-20-07: 1st DAYTONA A SUCCESS

  01-29-07: BJ RAISES $200,000

  01-11-07: 1st DAYTONA HR&R

  01-11-07: NEW MEMBERS TO BOARD

  11-03-06: NOV. 18, HR&R

  11-03-06: AWARENESS WEEK SET
  11-20-06: TOURNAMENT RECORD
  10-26-06: TONY STEWART NAMED
  10-26-06: BJ NAMES DGF
  07-13-06: FORMER CRAIG HOSPITAL

  05-16-06: DGF DONATES TO MIAMI
  04-20-06: PARALYSIS PREVENTION

 

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03-01-07

DARRELL GWYNN FOUNDATION PRESENTS

THREE YEAR- OLD WITH NEW POWER WHEELCHAIR

Tot gets her own set of wheels during Barrett Jackson Auto Auction  

March 1, 2007:  West Palm Beach’s Lana Rubin is about to receive the wheelchair of her dreams. Not many 3-year olds dream of a wheelchair but Lana suffers from arthogryposis so that her shoulders, hips and knees contract. She is unable to walk independently. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation will be presenting the youngster with a brand new, power wheelchair at a special ceremony during the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction. 

“We are delighted to give Lana a power wheelchair and to offer her mobility and independence,” said Darrell Gwynn, founder of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. “It is a big boost to have the ability to get around – and this chair will give her a new lease on life.”

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation is an official charity of the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction.  The upcoming West Palm Beach event is set for the week of March 28 through April 1st and will also feature the auction of Sir Paul McCartney’s 2006 custom-built Cadillac, where all the proceeds will go to the Foundation. The wheelchair presentation and the auction will be seen live on the SPEED Channel on Saturday, March 31st and will be immediately followed by the auction of McCartney’s car, which features unique and luxurious amenities such as 18-inch performance tires, performance breaks and a unique animal-free interior.In addition to the wheelchair donation, Lana and her family will be treated to the “Barrett-Jackson experience”, a VIP day at the event, courtesy of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation and Barrett-Jackson.

“We are grateful to the Barrett Jackson Auto Auction for providing us with the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life,” added Gwynn. “It is always a thrilling moment to give someone a new wheelchair – and a new sense of freedom.”

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation donates wheelchairs to children with spinal cord injuries and other paralyzing afflictions. Lana, who turns three in April, is an only child who loves Sesame Street’s Elmo and all things pink. Her new wheelchair will even be designed in pink, per her request. She loves her outdoor playtime and sitting on her rocking chair at physical therapy at Easter Seals Igoe-Amar Child Development Center in West Palm Beach .

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About The Darrell Gwynn Foundation

The Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) is a certified non-profit 501(c)3 Agency. DGF exists to prevent, provide for and ultimately cure spinal cord injuries and other debilitating illnesses. To expedite specific cures, the Foundation assists in the funding of targeted research. DGF is also dedicated to injury prevention, with special emphasis on programs targeting children. The Foundation helps improve the quality of life for those already afflicted with injury or illness, by providing necessary equipment or special services. DGF is an official charity of the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction, National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) and has a close affiliation with NASCAR and the NASCAR Foundation. Additional information about DGF is found at www.darrellgwynnfoundation.org.

About Barrett-Jackson

Established in 1971 and headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., Barrett-Jackson specializes in providing products and services to classic and collector car owners, astute collectors and automotive enthusiasts around the world. The company produces the “World’s Greatest Classic Car Event” in Scottsdale, Ariz., and has expanded to other venues, including Palm Beach, Fla. For more information about Barrett-Jackson, visit www.barrett-jackson.com or call (480) 421-6694.