Big Week for Be Positive in New Jersey

Courtesy B+ Foundation

22 July 2011–The week of The B+ Foundation Heroes 200 scheduled for Saturday, July 23 at New Jersey Motorsports Park started on a high note for the B+ Foundation and B+ Racing drivers Al Carter, a cancer survivor and Wilmington, Delaware resident and Hugh Plumb from Unionville, Pennsylvania.

On Tuesday night The B+ Foundation fund raiser was a true success and $24,000 was raised for The B+ Foundation. 300 VIP guests attended the fund raiser and bought paintings from 2010 Rolex 24 At Daytona program cover artist, Frenchman Erwin Dazelle. The original of The B+ Racing acrylic on canvas went for $10,000! Other items were auctioned including the right to wave the checkered flag of The B+ Foundation Heroes 200. Mrs Donnan Sharp bought the right to wave the checkered flag of The B+ Foundation Heroes 200. It could be a very exciting moment on the flag stand when Donnan waves the flag because she is the mother of Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge drivers Hugh and Matt Plumb, two of the top winning contenders for Saturday’s race.

The B+ Foundation organized a B+ Racing Facebook contest with a chance to win the right to wave the green flag of The B+ Foundation Heroes 200. Andrew Koenig won the contest and he is the father of drew Koenig, a 5-year old childhood cancer survivor. Drew was diagnosed at 4 with Medulloblastoma a malignant brain tumor. He has had multiple surgeries, received 8 round of intravenous chemotherapy, 2 stem cell replacements, and 8 weeks of radiation in Boston at Massachusetts General. His parents Andrew and Catherine are young people with 2 boys Drew and Jack being the younger brother. The entire family will be guest of The B+ Foundation at The B+ Foundation Heroes 200 on Saturday. Drew and Andrew will wave the green flag!

On Wednesday, The 45 B+ Foundation Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 co-driven by Al Carter and Hugh Plumb was displayed at Rodney Square downtown Wilmington, DE all morning. More than 600 fans came to see the racecar and the drivers as well as the two official B+ Foundation Heroes 200 Subaru pace cars from New Jersey Motorsports Park. At 12:30 PM Al Carter drove his BMW from Rodney Square to Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. Thanks to the local police, the 95 freeway was shut down for the event and Al Carter was able to driver over 80 mph/h without getting a speeding ticket! Six children diagnosed with childhood cancer, selected by The B+ Foundation, participated the ride inside the two pace cars.

In the afternoon Al Carter, Hugh Plumb and French artist Erwin Dazelle toured the hospital and met about 30 kids in their hospital room. They also painted a tryptic on canvas with the artist and the children hospitalized at Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children.

On Saturday, The B+ Foundation will host over 200 guests at the track. Many of the guests are children and their families. Most of them are or were treated at the Nemours Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.

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