CONCORD, N.C. -- Dale Earnhardt Jr. has looked to give back to the community whenever he can.
Whether it's his banana-and-mayonnaise sandwich turning into a donation of nearly $160,000 to Blessings in a Backpack or his Driven to Give Gloves campaign, the driver has plenty of charitable activities in the works.
Last month, Earnhardt donned his signature skeleton-themed racing gloves accented in blue, representing autism.
After the Richmond International Raceway event, he auctioned them off through The Dale Jr. Foundation to raise money for Nationwide Children's Hospital's autism research.
Now, as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series moves on to the next month of the season, Earnhardt's gloves will be accented in lavender to represent pediatric cancer awareness.
Once again, the gloves will be auctioned off at the end of the month to raise funds for Nationwide Children’s Hospital’s clinical and research programs.
Nationwide Children’s is America’s largest pediatric hospital and research center with all care provided regardless of a family’s ability to pay. Each year, more than 150 children are newly diagnosed with cancer at Nationwide Children's Hospital and patients receive ongoing treatment and therapies during more than 13,000 visits annually. The hospital’s cancer center is one of the largest in America offering world-class diagnostic, treatment and research facilities that provide comprehensive, multi-disciplinary care for patients with cancer and acute and chronic blood disorders.