CONCORD, N.C. -- Jeff Gordon’s annual Corvette for a Cure initiative has returned this year with a bigger goal in mind to raise funds for children fighting cancer.

Gordon will be donating his personal 2021 C8 Corvette Stingray Coupe 3LT to a ticket raffle put on by Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation to aid in lifesaving pediatric cancer research. From Sept. 1 to Sept. 15, patrons can purchase $100 tickets to enter the raffle, all of which goes to the foundation. Those who purchase tickets between Sept. 1 and Sept. 8 also will be entered to win $10,000 cash.

Cancer remains the top cause of death by disease for children and only 4% of government funding through the National Cancer Institution goes to pediatric research. The Jeff Gordon Children’s foundation is aiming to sell out $3 million worth of tickets in order to aid pediatric cancer research. While it’s a big feat, last year’s Corvette for a Cure program sold out in nine days and netted $2 million to go to top research institutes and hospitals.

As in previous years, Gordon will personally pay the federal taxes on the Corvette. The Stingray Coupe boasts of a 6.2-liter V8 engine, an eight-speed dual clutch automatic transmission, a silver flare metallic exterior with a jet black interior, the Z51 performance package, the 3LT premium equipment package, a Targa top removal roof, and a magnetic ride control and a front adjustable lift with two inches of adjustability.

Since 2006, Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation has raised $11 million through the Corvette for a Cure program. To learn more about the initiative and buy tickets, click here.