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Hendrick Marrow Program Launches New Internet Site

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (June 13, 2002)—Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports and its four NASCAR Winston Cup Series teams, founded the Hendrick Marrow Program in 1997 with a mission to educate fans about the need for committed marrow donors, while raising funds for marrow drives and assisting patients with financial needs.

Today, the Hendrick Marrow Program proudly launches its new Internet site, www.HendrickMarrow.com.

“We’re extremely excited to unveil our new home on the Web, HendrickMarrow.com,” said Scottie Lindsay, executive director of the Hendrick Marrow Program. “This is a great opportunity for us to reach even more people and educate them about how they can help save lives through marrow donations.”

Designed by Matthew Belk and Tyler Ubele of the Hendrick Automotive Group, the new Internet site provides breaking news, patient testimonials and information about the Hendrick Marrow Program, which also maintains two fundraising sites on eBay and AFundRaiser.com.

The portal will also provide a calendar of events, including fundraising activities hosted by Hendrick Marrow Program supporters such as Jeff Gordon, Terry Labonte, Ken Schrader and Andy Petree. Gordon supports the program through his charity, the Jeff Gordon Foundation, which sponsored “The Jeff Gordon Go-Kart Challenge” last year in Wilmington, N.C., with proceeds going to the Hendrick Marrow Program.

After being diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia in 1996, Hendrick successfully launched the marrow initiative at the 1997 Daytona 500, displaying the phone number for the National Marrow Donor Registry, 1-800-MARROW2, on all of Hendrick Motorsports’ Winston Cup entries. On that day, those teams raced to a historical 1-2-3 finish and the registry received more than 16,000 phone calls.

For additional information, visit www.HendrickMarrow.com or call (704) 455-0385.


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