Note from Shaarp Session editor: This is a guest post from none other than Jeff Gordon of NASCAR fame! He's here to talk about a new initiative he's launching with AARP and the AARP Foundation.
My passion is driving. There is nothing that gives me a greater rush than conquering a racetrack, at full speed, and of course, I love to win. But I don't win alone. Every time I get in my car, I've got my fans, my team at Hendrick Motorsports, my sponsors, and my family backing me up. But not everyone has my kind of support system. I want to change that.
So for the next three years, as I drive, I'm hoping to conquer more than just the track. With Rick Hendrick and Hendrick Motorsports' support, AARP and AARP Foundation are teaming up with me to Drive to End Hunger. I'll be driving to both beat my opponents and beat hunger for those who need our help.
Why are we teaming up to do this? Hunger is a real, growing problem in our country. There are 51 million Americans who face the threat of hunger, and nearly 6 million of those are over age 60. These older Americans have to make decisions about buying food, or getting medicine they need, or paying their bills. No one should have to make those kinds of decisions. And these folks won't win alone.
Will you join me in ending hunger among older Americans? Whether you have a racecar or a tractor, five minutes or five hours, five dollars or fifty, all of us can help someone eat today. To learn how to help, visit www.DriveToEndHunger.org.
Together, I know we can win this Drive to End Hunger.
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