Reitenour Teams With Jeff Gordon and Lyn St. James in Support of Benefits
Megan Reitenour was invited to participate in two charity event benefits. The first benefit was presented by The Jeff Gordon Foundation on Wednesday, May 26 in Charlotte, North Carolina. This Ultimate Speed Event was presented by the Pacific Technical Resources and was held at the go-kart track at Victory Lane Karting.
The mission of the Jeff Gordon Foundation is to support children battling cancer by funding programs that improve a patient's quality of life and treatment programs that increase survivorship and pediatric medical research dedicated to finding a cure. The funding which was raised from the Ultimate Speed Event will help fund state-of- the art cardiac/respiratory monitors, needed to care for patients at the Jeff Gordon Children's Hospital.
The second event was the 29th annual CARA Charities Fashion Show and fundraising event held on Thursday, May 27 at the Westin in Indianapolis, IN. This event generally has 1,000+ in attendance and is one of the premier events that surrounds the Indianapolis 500 and the 500/Festival. The funding raised for this event will be supporting Methodist Hospital Pediatric Unit and Riley Hospital for Children
The spectacular show started with a social hour, followed by a luncheon, and concluding with a fashion show. Reitenour also being a huge supporter of animal rights and well being, walked the runway with her adorable Shitzu puppy named Turbo. To date, CARA Charities has provided more than $4 million to various local and national charities assisting children. CARA's focus is on helping children, hospitals, scholarship funds and ministries.
Reitenour said, "It was a pleasure to get to participate in both events. It really took a lot of planning and scheduling for me to be able to participate in both events so close together, but I'm so glad I was able to do it. I'm thrilled to get the opportunity to be involved with such great charities and people who really want to help and make a difference for children who really need it."