Jeff Gordon was honored Monday night by Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for Cancer Research at their Angel Ball fundraising event.
Gordon was honored for his efforts to support pediatric cancer research as the founder of the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation.
NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France and wife Amy attended the event at Cipriani Wall Street and made a personal donation in the amount of $50,000. Proceeds from the Angel Ball directly benefit America's best and brightest scientific investigators conducting research in the fields of leukemia, lymphoma, and related cancers.
Gabrielle's Angel Foundation was created in 1996 when Grammy-nominated songwriter Denise Rich lost her 27-year-old daughter Gabrielle to acute myelogenous leukemia. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded grants totaling $25 million to the top physician-scientists in America.
So proud of my amazing husband for being honored at The Angel Ball last night! pic.twitter.com/6KYuOPRkGe— Ingrid Vandebosch (@ivandebosch) October 21, 2014