Every year I am pleased to see several teams find ways of helping put thier adventure to good use by raising some money to help others. Anyone who knows me already knows my wife and I have been helping others for years and it's one of the things we enjoy most about life.
One such team who is helping give back this year is the #304 Porsche driven by Russell Gee and Co-Piloto Christopher Nussbaum.
Here is a press release regarding their team:
Cambridge Resident Represents Franciscan Hospital for Children in the 22nd La Carrera Panamericana Road Race
BOSTON, MA (October 12, 2009) – On October 23rd, Russell Gee of Cambridge will participate in his 1st La Carrera Panamericana race while representing local Franciscan Hospital for Children. Gee is a successful businessman, currently a Director of ISC Services, and longtime car enthusiast. For the last several years he's participated in Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) races, and this time he's testing his car racing skills in an historic endurance race.
Gee will race amongst more than eighty vintage race cars, each with a driver and co-driver, the 22nd La Carrera Panamericana or the “Pan AM”. The seven-day, 2000 mile race from Southern Mexico to the Texas border is a true speed road race traveling up to 130 miles per hour over paved roads, detours for livestock, through some of the most beautiful country north of the Equator. This will be the first race for Gee’s specially prepared blue 1966 Porsche 911, which will be adorned with Franciscan Hospital for Children logos.
"I have three fantastic, healthy grandsons and recognize that not all families are so fortunate,” Gee said. “Representing Franciscan Hospital for Children and the life-changing work done there is just a small way to express my appreciation and gratitude."
Gee was first introduced to Franciscan Hospital by friend Doug Chamberlain, a member of the hospital’s Board of Directors and President & CEO of Appleton Partners in Boston. “Russ is doing something very special, bringing together his substantial racing talent with his passion for helping our children. We wish him all the best” – said Chamberlain.
The entire Franciscan Hospital for Children community would like to thank Russell Gee for his support during the Pan AM race,” Franciscan Hospital for Children Director of Development Steven Snyder said. “We wish Mr. Gee the best of luck racing through Mexico and helping spread word of the great work being done at our hospital.”
Please consider making a donation to Franciscan Hospital for Children in support of Russell's inaugural race. To make a secure donation online,