‘Rides To Remember’ For Pediatric Cancer Returns To Atlanta Motorsports Park On Sept. 18 – CBS Atlanta

Pediatric cancer patients will be able to drive exotic cars at the 15th annual Rides to Remember charity event on September 18, 2021. (photo: Ride to Remember)

ATLANTA, Ga. (CW69 News at 10) — About 100 pediatric cancer patients will take a ride in exotic cars for the 15th annual Rides to Remember charity event at Atlanta Motorsports Park on Sept. 18, 2021. They get the ride of their lives at the fundraiser event, which ties into the race to fight childhood cancer.

Fast and exotic cars have nothing on Lucas Asselin, 12, a childhood cancer survivor. “I’m looking forward to it, because there are cool cars. It’s usually a fun time to hang out with my dad for a day,” he said. He lost an eye to cancer and wears a prosthesis. His father, Jeff Asselin, says he is more than a survivor. “He had chemotherapy for the first six months of his life and has been a normal kid ever since. It didn’t slow him down for a moment,’ Jeff said. Luke has been on the track a few times and can’t wait for another spin. “It’s like, ‘It’s coming, okay, I need to clear my schedule because it’s always a really fun event,'” Luke said. “It’s just such a great way for the community to give back to these cancer survivors,” Jeff said.

The organizers spent the afternoon preparing at Ferrari or Atlanta in Alpharetta. “We focus all our attention on the activities and the fun and just make it a fun day for the kids. That’s what it’s really about,” said Rides to Remember Event Director Olivia Malifa. The dealer has been in business for over ten years. “For me, the meaning of giving back is unparalleled. To see the smiles on the children’s faces when they get to drive a Ferrari which, as we know it, is also a dream car for adults, and to be able to give something back and be part of the dream is simply priceless .” said Michael Mills, a Ferrari volunteer and representative. “We all come back year after year to create that smile,” Malifa said.

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