National MS Society Chosen as one of Jimmie Johnson's Helmet of Hope Charities
NASCAR driver will wear MS logo on his race helmet at Auto Club Speedway in August
Johnson Adds Two Charities to Helmet of Hope Initiative
Jimmie and Chandra Johnson announced in New Hampshire that in conjunction with the Jimmie Johnson Foundation’s second-annual Golf Tournament in San Diego, Calif., race fans and media members nationwide would have the opportunity to participate in the Helmet of Hope initiative, allowing them the chance to nominate charities which they feel should be featured on the helmet.
Fans can nominate their charity by visiting www.jimmiejohnsonfoundation.org and explaining why their organization should be chosen.
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SPEED Channel’s John Luzzi nominated the National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society, which “helps people affected by MS by funding cutting-edge research, driving change through advocacy, facilitating professional education, and providing programs and services that help people with MS and their families move their lives forward.” Luzzi nominated this charity because he found out in 2003 that at 25 years old he had the early stages of MS. Luzzi said, “Today there is no cure for MS, and with diagnosis occurring most frequently between the ages of 20 and 50, many individuals face a lifetime filled with unpredictability and uncertainty for the future. Getting awareness out to the public and raising money for a cure is my number one priority at this time in my life.” For more information, visit www.nationalmssociety.org.
Johnson will draw two charities each race weekend through the