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Give the Gift of Hope What is it Like to be Paralyzed? Research and Support Prevention and Awareness





Davie, FL - Darrell Gwynn Foundation (DGF) - a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing paralysis, providing support for individual's living with paralysis and ultimately finding a cure for paralysis has been named an official charity of Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction. Barrett-Jackson, the largest classic car auto auction, has been instrumental in helping the Foundation raise money in the past few years. The designation of an official charity places the Foundation among a few organizations that Barrett-Jackson considers a priority fundraising target.


"We've always been delighted with the alliance between the Darrell Gwynn Foundation and Barrett-Jackson," said Darrell Gwynn. "This unique and wonderful organization has been so generous to us, raising more than $200,000 just this year to help us in our fight against paralysis and assisting with quality of life issues. Now, with this official designation, we know we can continue to make a difference with a partner like Barrett-Jackson."


Barrett-Jackson Collector Auto Auction's West Palm Beach event  raised more than $100,000 for the Foundation this past April, with a live auction televised on the SPEED channel. During the auction, DGF presented a three-year old boy, Frankie Galindo, with his own power-operated wheelchair.  This presentation is part of the Foundation's Wheelchair Donation Program in association with Quickie wheelchairs. Donating wheelchairs to individuals, especially children with spinal cord injuries and raising money to fund targeted research to expedite a cure are two of the missions of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. 


"It is our pleasure to welcome the Darrell Gwynn Foundation into our select group of official charities," said Craig Jackson, President of Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction. "The work that is done by this Foundation is inspiring and important and we look forward to a long association, supporting this cause and ultimately finding a cure for paralysis."


The next major event for the Barrett-Jackson Auto Auction is January 13 - 21 in Scottsdale, followed by the West Palm Beach event March 28 , April 1. Barrett-Jackson traditionally designates at least one spot on its auction block for a car or engine and donates 100% of the proceeds to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation. 


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