Grand Prix Charities

Celebrity Go-Kart Race Benefiting MD Anderson Cancer Center

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Ryan Hunter-Reay headshot

During the Three-Day Festival of Speed, Grand Prix Charities of Houston will host Flags Over MD Anderson Cancer Center Speedway and the 2014 Celebrity Go-Kart Race Benefiting MD Anderson Cancer Center. Join the 2012 IndyCar Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay in supporting the institution’s world-class research and patient-care programs.

Flags Over MD Anderson Cancer Center Speedway

Be a part of this year’s Grand Prix while raising money for a great cause.

Together with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Grand Prix Charities is offering fans a chance to stake their claim to a piece of MD Anderson Cancer Center Speedway. Individuals, companies and organizations may dedicate a flag for an individual or show support for the fight against cancer by displaying a commemorative flag above the 1.7 mile course.

It’s just $250 to secure your flag, which will be returned following the race. For $1,000, not only will your flag see race action, it will also be autographed by the winning driver of the Grand Prix before it’s returned. All proceeds from the flag program will go toward benefiting MD Anderson.

1Standard Flag Package

  • A personalized flag featuring your name or tribute will fly above MD Anderson Cancer Center Speedway
  • Your name will be listed on a recognition board at the Grand Prix
  • You will receive your flag in the mail after the race
Purchase now for $250

2Gold Flag Package

  • The winning IndyCar drivers will autograph your personalized flag
  • A personalized flag featuring your name or tribute will fly above MD Anderson Cancer Center Speedway
  • This package includes the option to include a full-color corporate logo
  • Your name will be listed on a recognition board at the Grand Prix
  • You will receive your flag in the mail after the race
Purchase now for $1000

3The Big Flag to End Cancer

  • The big flag will fly during the Grand Prix’s “Three-Day Festival of Speed”
  • Your donation will help support vital cancer research and patient care initiatives
  • Your participation will show the world that you join us in Making Cancer History®
  • Donations start at $25
Donate now

Order online at grandprixcharities.org by June 13 to ensure that your flag is customized in time for race day.

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  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Shell and Pennzoil Grand Prix of Houston presented by the Greater Houston Honda Dealers
  • MSR Houston

Celebrity Go-Kart Race Benefiting MD Anderson Cancer Center

Watch celebrities and sports stars battle on the track while raising money for the fight against cancer. The race will be contested on the MSR Houston Go-Kart Track Benefiting MD Anderson Cancer Center inside Reliant Park, and will consist of two heats, with eight cars racing in each heat. The top drivers from each heat will go on to compete in a final race to crown the champion. This will be the third time the Celebrity Go-Kart race is held, with the previous event in 2013 featuring Lyle Lovett.

Help us put the pedal to the medal in the fight against cancer by sponsoring a corporate go-kart, with sponsorship packages starting from $5,000. If you would like additional information or to confirm your go-kart sponsorship, please contact Melissa Brasher of MD Anderson at MABrasher@mdanderson.org.

When & Where

11:30am-1:30pm
Saturday, June 28, 2014

Reliant Arena
1 Reliant Park
Houston, TX 77054

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About MD Anderson Cancer Center

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. MD Anderson is one of only 41 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute. For 10 of the past 12 years, including 2013, MD Anderson has ranked No. 1 in cancer care in “Best Hospitals,” a survey published annually in U.S. News & World Report.  MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health (P30 CA016672).

The unprecedented Moon Shots Program, launched in 2012, aims to dramatically reduce cancer deaths by accelerating scientific discoveries into clinical advances. Proceeds from the Grand Prix Charities events will go toward the Moon Shots Program.

Learn more about MD Anderson Cancer Center