L.A. Car Connection, a Los Angeles car dealership and longtime supporter of JDRF, dedicated its Second Annual Client Racetrack Day to supporting type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. The event, held February 5, 2013, at Willow Springs International Raceway, raised approximately $24,000 for L.A. Car Connection’s two T1D charities of choice: JDRF and Ryan’s Mission.
Founded by NASCAR driver Ryan Reed after he was diagnosed with T1D in 2011, at age 17, Ryan’s Mission was established to build awareness about T1D and provide a positive role model for others living with the disease. Ryan himself has served as a celebrity advocate for JDRF. Proceeds from the event were split evenly between Ryan’s Mission and the JDRF Los Angeles Chapter.