Jeff Gordon Leads the Way in Supporting Abused Children through the Pepsi Refresh Campaign

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Charlotte, N.C., June 4, 2010– Four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon launched his Pepsi Refresh Project initiative today, seeking to refresh his community by supporting abused children treated at the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital in Concord, North Carolina. Now through June 23, Gordon’s fans and supporters are encouraged to join the campaign and vote for Gordon’s initiative by clicking here in an effort to win a $100,000 Pepsi Refresh Project grant benefiting the Children’s Advocacy Center.

Joining the competition are fellow Hendrick Motorsports drivers, Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Each driver has outlined an idea for a project about which they are passionate. At 6:00 p.m. EST on Wednesday, June 23 the driver’s idea with the most votes will receive a $100,000 grant from the Pepsi Refresh Project to fulfill their initiative.

Gordon’s initiative supports abused children through treatment, care, and protection at the Children’s Advocacy Center (CAC) at the Jeff Gordon Children’s Hospital. The grant would fund an additional Child Life Specialist to aid physically and sexually abused children and youth by supporting them through age-specific therapeutic play and rapport-building. This child-sensitive approach emphasizes early intervention, coordinated investigations and allied responses to this community problem.

“One in five boys and one in three girls are sexually or physically abused in the United States, which is a shocking and ugly statistic,” said Gordon. “With the Pepsi Refresh Project, we’re hoping to help the long-term physical and emotional health of these innocent victims.”

READ ON about Gordon’s efforts and VOTE! Today is the last day….

One response to “Jeff Gordon Leads the Way in Supporting Abused Children through the Pepsi Refresh Campaign

  1. I have been a fan of his for years! On the track and off! I think that the Jeff Gordon Foundation and the Jeff Gordon Childrens Hospital are AMAZING. So is the story behind the hospital!

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