Race car driver gives back to children fighting cancer

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Many race car drivers are focused on the track, but many spend their free time giving back to the community.

Race car driver Martin Truex Jr. is making a big difference far from the race track.

Truex and his girlfriend, Sherry Pollex, have dedicated much of their time visiting Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte.

Through his foundation, Truex has come to know these children and know their battles of fighting cancer.

“When you get to meet the kids and see what they’re going through, it makes doing what we’re doing feel that much better and it means that much more to us because of that,” Truex said.

Since 2007, Truex and Sherry have given the kids one night to forget about the IVs, the hospital beds or the intense treatments.

It’s their night to be part of “Catwalk for a Cause.”

They’re raising hundreds of thousands of dollars and raising the spirits of kids, who just want to be kids.

“They inspire us every day. The things they go through,” Truex said.

Source: WSOC