“Wheels of Courage” Rolls to Success
Close to 500 car enthusiasts of all ages were in attendance on Saturday, June 23 at Quaker Steak & Lube in Council Bluffs for a fun afternoon. Over 140 cars were on display.
The Wheels of Courage Car Show is an annual event to support the Jennie Edmundson Foundation’s Spirit of Courage – Charitable Cancer Patient Care Fund. “It’s a fun event that brings together lots of car enthusiasts, sponsors and community members to help raise money for local cancer patients,” shared co-chair Pat Miller.
Professional judges were brought in to judge the cars in 14 categories. Trophies were awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. The winner of the 50/50 raffle, Beau Saar, won $996, and then turned around and gifted it back to the JE Foundation.
Carol Elder, a committee member, said, “We are continuing to selling 50/50 raffles and t-shirts into the fall, every Thursday night during the Car Cruise-in at Quaker Steak & Lube. We are very close to our $40,000 goal and plan to be there soon!”
Proceeds raised go to benefit the Spirit of Courage-Charitable Patient Care Fund, to help ease the financial burdens of cancer patients in the areas of medications, treatments and deductibles, as well as everyday living expenses. The funds provide much-needed help to hundreds of Methodist Jennie Edmundson Hospital patients each year.
To find out more about the Spirit of Courage – Celebrity Weekend, taking place August 3-5, visit www.jehfoundation.org/news/7.