Parise Racing is heading to Maryland International Raceway to participate in the Pro Outlaw Doorslammers race, on September 6th .Dina ‘the Chef’ Parise in her ‘63 Tim McAmis Corvette and Andrew ‘Bam Bam’ Parise in his ’53 Montana Bros. Corvette. Dina and Andrew are ready to race, but they also have another agenda.

Parise Racing has been known for years for its work with Multiple Sclerosis and The Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund. None of that has changed.

What has changed is the health of a young girl; the Parise’s have come to learn about. Her name is Sydney Meekma. She is the niece of a friend, and she is in for the fight of her life. Sydney is 5 years old and in June was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). Unfortunately, this is her second battle with cancer. Since her diagnosis in June, Sydney has undergone several rounds of aggressive chemotherapy and received a bone marrow transplant. The cost of these procedures is only partially covered by insurance.

Sydney’s family and friends have joined together organizing Sydney’s Butterfly Wishes Benefit (an actual benefit to be held in January, 2010).All proceeds will help manage current and ongoing medical costs. Parise Racing will be collecting donations at MIR on September 6th during the POD race. Please stop by the pit area to make a donation. If you will not be attending the race , donations may be sent directly to: P.O. Box 2456 Orland Park, IL 60462. All donations will be deposited directly into the Sydney’s Butterfly Wishes account of First United Bank. As we all know, these are tough economic times. Your donation is greatly appreciated.

Download the Sydney’s Butterfly Wishes flyer HERE.

A special thanks to Pro Outlaw Doorslammers (POD), Maryland International Raceway (MIR), and Quartermasters Racing Team. All have been cooperative in helping the Parise’s organize this benefit.

See you at the races !

As always the Parise’s would like to thank NGK and Good Year for their support.

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