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Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation Indy 500 Racing to Recovery Dinner

Friends For Michael travels to Indy for the annual  Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation Indy 500 Racing to Recovery  Dinner.

Proceeds benefit the Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation. Meet current Indy Car drivers. Cocktails & lavish strolling dinner buffet; silent & life auctions including one-of-a-kind racing memorabilia. The 2008 Legendary Driver and Partner for a Cure Awards will be presented.

Mario Andretti will receive the 2008 Legendary Driver Award. His racing legend includes a passion and joy that have been unmatched by any other driver. In a career that lasted 5 decades, he took the checkered flag 111 times and was named Driver of the Year in 3 different decades – the ‘60’s, ‘70’s and ‘80’s.

The 2008 Partner for a Cure Award will be presented to the Hulman-George family for their tireless efforts, resources and encouragement provided to the foundation since its inception in 2000. Shortly after Sam’s accident, Mari Hulman-George established endowment professorships at both Purdue University and Indiana University for their paralysis research efforts. Both programs resulted in clinical trials that strive to improve the quality of life for patients with paralysis. The Mari Hulman-George Lecture Series in Neurobiology unites world-renowned researchers to further research throughout the world. The Hulman-George family, along with the Indianapolis Motor Speedway and the Indycar Series, has supported SSPF by helping fund research, grants and the “Day at the Races” program. SSPF is truly grateful to them for their belief in the Foundation’s mission.

Cocktail Attire Recommended.

Tickets and various sponsorship levels available. Call 317-236-9999 (Melanie Johnstone)

For more information visit www.samschmidt.org (http://www NULL.samschmidt NULL.org/).

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