From Bill W
June 2, 2011 – The benefit auction for Skip Jackson is shaping up to be a great one! It will be held on Saturday, June 11 on the second floor of the National Sprint Car Hall of Fame and Museum in Knoxville, Iowa, beginning at Noon!
Skip, a two-time Knoxville track champion, was diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer and is currently undergoing treatment in Arizona. Last season, the Jr. Fan Club at the Knoxville Raceway voted Skip the most popular driver for a record sixth straight year! He is missed at the track this year by both young and old alike!
A routine visit to his family doctor for the flu has changed Skip Jackson’s life forever.
A pre-emptive blood test came back with an irregularity and in no time Skip was off to a specialist where he was sadly given the news that he had third stage prostate cancer. Remarkably his doctor told him he was the youngest patient he had ever treated for the condition. Skip’s not a person to lie down though. Never has been. Remember his gutsy recovery from that horrific Williams Grove crash? He’s upbeat, he’s determined and he’s already on a mission to cure this condition and has traveled to Arizona where one of the world’s foremost medical centers on this disease is ready for him. This week specialists will work out with Skip which treatment is the best for his condition and then proceed.
Donations for the auction can be dropped off at:
National Sprintcar Hall of Fame
1 Sprintcar Place
Knoxville, IA 50138
Any questions can be address to:
Rob Sirfus 515-490-5147 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Shelly Kelderman 641-891-4909
If you cannot attend, but would like to, you may donate at the following fund. All funds go directly to Skip and the care of his three sons.
P.O. Box 535
Altoona, IA 50009
Auction items are increasing daily and thanks to the following who have contributed so far:
L & J Automotive * Bruce & Debi Cox * Cox Design & Metal Fabrication* Danny Lasoski * Karl Chevrolet * Doug/Justin Clark Huset’s Driver Donations * Doug Rankin * Amber Vaske * Karizma Salon * Chris McKinney * Missy Ward-Stewart/Sammy Swindell/RE Technologies * Mark Burch * Aluminum Rod Ends * Mike Kelderman Napa * Nancy Kelderman * David/Cindy Woody * Brooke/Amy Tatnell * Chili Bowl * Lisa Boyd * Iowa Dental Group in DM * Dingus Lounge * Mike Robuck * Terry Mccarl * Joe Conroy * JR Motorsports * Peter Murphy * Shaver/Wesmar Gift Certificates * J&J Chassis * Iowa Speedway * Reel Wheels/Boubin Tire * Rock Star Paint* Knoxville Raceway Tire * Fairlane Bowl * Melinda Miler * Wild Bill’s * Dave Hill * Stone Ridge Dental * R&R Enterprises * Looks Hair Salon * Gina & Tim Doogs * Jocko’s Sprint Parts * Mark & Lori Howard * Pat Brahmer * Pizza Hut * HyVee Southridge Chad Adams * Lou/Round Guy/Heather: KGGO
In addition, Oakland Raiders Tight End, and former Iowa Hawkeye and PCM Mustang, Brandon Meyers, will have some items as well and will be on hand signing autographs.
On behalf of Skip Jackson and family I would like to thank everyone for the support and contributions both in America and Australia! Rob Sirfus.