Joey Gase and Jimmy Means Racing are excited to announce their partnership with OneLegacy and Donate Life California. Both OneLegacy and Donate Life California's logos will adorn the hood of the #52 Chevy driven by Gase for this weekend in Fontana to promote organ, eye, and tissue donation.
Joey's mother, Mary, passed away suddenly of a brain aneurysm in April 2011. Joey was just 18 at the time, and he and his family made the courageous decision to donate her organs. Mary's organs and tissue were able to save and improve the lives of 66 individuals. The experience sparked a fire in Joey to spread awareness and the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation each week while on the track.
Jimmy Means Racing will also host and honor Alex Guedea's family in Fontana. Guedea's life ended early on June 19, 2012, when he was pronounced brain dead and the impossible became real at the young age of 21. Guedea always loved seeing other people laughing and enjoying life. He enjoyed making people smile and would do anything to see them happy. For his family, the decision to donate was easy, based on the life Alex had lived, and knowing he would want to be allowed to give a life-saving gift to others. "We know there are others who are alive today because of the gift of his heart, liver and his kidney," said his family. "What a blessing to know that our son lives on through others today and that he was able to give the ultimate gift of life. His gift of organs was not only a gift of life to others, but a true part of our family' healing process." OneLegacy previously honored Alex with a floragraph portrait, placed at the 2016 Donate Life Float. Alex's name is also included in Riverside Community Hospital's donor memorial, the Tree of Life, which honors deceased donors with engraved leaves.
The Service King 300 event will take place this Saturday, March 25 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA, just one week before Donate Life Month, celebrated each April in the U.S. to raise awareness about the importance of organ, eye and tissue donation. During the month of April, Donate Life organizations across the country strive to make LIFE possible by educating and motivating individuals to register their decision to be organ, eye and tissue donors.
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