"The Definition of a Champion"
- a person who has defeated or surpassed all rivals in a competition
- a person who fights or argues for a cause on half of someone else
“I have had numerous wins, but nothing compares to the fulfillment I get from helping others.” Mini Tyrrell on surpassing $450,000 in donations raised
In 2010, Mini’s friend was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After witnessing her battle, Mini became determined to use racing as a tool to help others.
Mini’s Mission was created as a fundraising program, raising awareness and donations for childhood cancer and other causes. To win the race, Mini is proud to partner with the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation and the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. Their missions are to improve the quality of life for children battling cancer and much-needed research.
Click on the button below to donate to Mini's Mission through the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation.
RACING FOR A CAUSE
In 2004, nine-year-old Jaclyn was diagnosed with a medulloblastoma, a malignant brain tumor. Through chance events, she became connected to and later adopted by a collegiate lacrosse team as an honorary team member.
Later, Jaclyn shared her dream of helping all of the sick children in the hospital with her family. In 2005, the Murphy Family created Friends of Jaclyn Foundation to improve the quality of life for children battling pediatric brain tumors, allowing them to: Live in the Moment... Play in the Moment. Today Friends of Jaclyn has helped over 760 families with brain tumors and other childhood cancers.
FOJ FEATURED ON HBO
Friends of Jaclyn Foundation has been featured twice on Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel. See how far Friends of Jaclyn has come since our first feature on Real Sports with Bryan Gumble in 2009.