Whelen Engineering and Team Fox Racing for a Cure Announce MX-5 Cup Giveaway
 May 13, 2023| 
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Monterey, California— Whelen Engineering, Flis Performance, and Team Fox, the grassroots community fundraising program of The Michael J. Fox Foundation, are teaming up to raise money for Parkinson’s research by giving away a Mazda MX-5 Cup Car valued at $100,000! Race fans and supporters who make a minimum donation of $25 through https://racingforacure.giving/ will be entered to win a fully built race car specifically designed for the Mazda MX-5 Cup series and built by Flis Performance.


This exciting initiative was developed by Sonny Whelen, owner and Executive Vice-President of Whelen Engineering, to help the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease, a cause he cares about deeply.


“I have been a passionate supporter of The Michael J. Fox Foundation and their mission to find a cure for Parkinson’s for many years,” he said. “I am especially proud to bring this project to fruition and raise money for the important research that needs to be done to find better treatments and ultimately, a cure.”


More than 10 million people worldwide are living with Parkinson’s disease. In the United States, approximately 90,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year alone, and there is no known cure. Every penny donated through this fundraiser goes straight to Team Fox’s high-impact research programs to help speed a cure for Parkinson's disease.


The official unveiling of the Whelen, Flis Performance, and Team Fox edition Mazda MX-5 Cup car will take place on Friday, May 12th, 2023, at 11:30 AM (PST), at the WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The media and fans will have the opportunity to witness the unveiling of this fully built Mazda MX-5 Cup Race Car on Victory Lane. The deadline for participating in the giveaway is January 24, 2024 at the Rolex 24.


For more information about the Whelen and Team Fox Mazda MX-5 Cup Car Giveaway (buy tickets) and to learn more about the Team Fox mission (make a donation) visit https://racingforacure.giving/.


About Team Fox:

Team Fox is the grassroots community fundraising program of The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, which was founded in 2006 by the family and friends of Michael J. Fox, who was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at age 29. Since its inception, Team Fox has raised over $100 million for Parkinson's research, funding over 1,000 research projects around the world. Parkinson's is a neurodegenerative disorder that affects millions of people worldwide, with symptoms that include tremors, stiffness, and impaired balance and coordination.


About Whelen:

Whelen Engineering—a global leader in the emergency warning industry—has been manufacturing in America since 1952, proudly marking its 70th anniversary in 2022. Whelen designs and manufactures reliable and powerful warning lights, white illumination lighting, sirens, controllers, and high-powered warning systems for Automotive, Aviation, and Mass Notification industries worldwide. The company has a long history of supporting motorsports, both as a sponsor and as a provider of safety lighting for the track.


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