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Mon, 05 Dec 2011, 20:01 PM

The Real Families of NHRA Full Throttle Calendar on Sale Now
Courtesy of Cody Poor

Andrea & Tony Pedregon are pleased to announce the 2nd annual calendar for charity titled the NHRA Full Throttle "Real Families" benefiting Children's Cancer Research through Indiana University Simon Cancer Center Radiation Oncology.

"We at IU are so pleased to be the recipient of Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation's generosity for the second year in a row. We appreciate Andrea's efforts to work with other NHRA drivers' families to create a calendar that delights their fans and generates funding for our cancer research. During this difficult economic time when research dollars are incredibly scarce, philanthropic gifts are critical to ensure promising research is not delayed due to lack of funding."
- Amber Kleopfer Senseny
Senior Associate Director of Development
Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center

Each day, 46 Children are diagnosed with cancer. Even with the amazing progress, childhood Cancer is responsible for claiming the lives of more children and teens every year, than any other disease. However, due to success in pediatric Oncology research, the rate of survival is definitely improving. (Source:

The financial support received from the sales and donations of the calendar project will go directly to research to help make a difference.

"My colleagues and I are enormously grateful to be the designated recipients of this calendar's proceeds. Radiation therapy is a critical component of treatment for many childhood cancers, and we are blessed to care for children from all over the country, and the world, whose parents seek out the expertise of Riley Children's Hospital and IU Health Proton Therapy Center. The funding generated by the sale of this calendar will allow us to perform clinical research to minimize radiation's effect on normal tissue near tumors in children. Our goal is to not only help young people overcome their cancers but also to provide treatment options that are free of damaging long-term side effects that could lessen their quality of life as adults."
- Dr. Peter Johnstone
Chair and William A. Mitchell Professor of Radiation Oncology
Indiana University School of Medicine

Last year, the "NHRA Full Throttle "Real Housewives" calendar was in memory of Andrea's childhood friend, Angi Austin, who passed away from Melanoma in August 2010.

"With the overwhelming support from our first calendar, I felt we could once again reach out to the NHRA Full Throttle fans, teams & sponsors for support for yet another good cause" said Andrea. "They have proved time and time again I can count on them".

In previous race seasons, Andrea Pedregon Charity Foundation, an established 501 (c) 3, has held successful trackside auctions benefiting Locks Of Love (providing 40 pony tails & monetary donations for wigs for financially disadvantaged children with long term hair loss) and the Smile Train (providing enough funding for 86 surgeries for children with cleft lip & palette).

The 2010 Housewives calendar sold 1500 copies and raised $40,000 for Melanoma research at IU Simon Cancer Center. This year, the calendar has expanded to 18 months with several new faces and bonus pictures of drivers with their families.

Featured Families are:
1. Top Fuel: K/B Bernstein, Dixon, M/F/C Lucas, Vandergriff & Worsham
2. Funny Car: Capps, J/A Force, Hight, C/T Pedregon, Tasca
3. Pro Stock: Coughlin, Enders, Johnson, Gray, Line, Nobile
4. Pro Stock Bike: Arana, Krawiec, Smith

Ordering online is available now in our online store for $20 each plus shipping, or if you wish to order by fax or postal mail, print out this Order Form [PDF format]. The calendar will arrive before the Christmas Holiday Season. Be sure to place your order soon for a limited edition and unique collectible.

Volume Pricing Available

" (1) $20
" (10) $180
" (20) $340
" (50) $800
" (100) $1400

Calendars will ship through US Postal Service. Shipping costs are $5.00 for 1 or 2, $7.50 for 3 - 4 and $11 for up to 10 calendars.

Real Families of NHRA Full Throttle Calendar

Thank you for your Support - Andrea Pedregon

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