Indy 500 Finisher Oriol Servia Visits Patients at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan; Racing For Kids Sponsors Appearance Before Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix

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IZOD IndyCar driver and Racing For Kids representative Oriol Servia, who will drive the #22 Panther Dreyer and Reinbold Racing entry in the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on Sunday, June 3, will visit patients at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10 a.m. Also attending will be J. Patrick Wright, Executive Director of Racing For Kids.

A past Racing for Kids event featuring the Firestone Firehawk with drivers Enrique Bernoldi, Jaime Camara and Milka Duno.

The Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation is a proud partner of the Racing for Kids organization, which supports care for cardiology patients at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan.

IZOD IndyCar driver and Racing For Kids representative Oriol Servia, who will drive the #22 Panther Dreyer and Reinbold Racing entry in the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix on Sunday, June 3, will visit patients at DMC Children’s Hospital of Michigan on Thursday, May 31, 2012 at 10 a.m. Also attending will be J. Patrick Wright, Executive Director of Racing For Kids.

Servia will interact with patients in the hospital’s Red Wings Play Zone. Shortly afterwards, the IndyCar driver will share his passion for racing, hand out Racing For Kids caps, sign autographs and take photos alongside the IZOD IndyCar Racing For Kids Showcar, which will be parked outside on the DMC Brush Mall.

The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is a proud partner of the Racing for Kids organization, which supports care for cardiology patients at DMC Children's Hospital of Michigan.

Servia, who came in fourth place in last weekend’s Indianapolis 500, is the son of a Spanish Rally champion and has been racing since he was young, advancing steadily up the racing ranks around the world. A former Champ Car World Series race winner, Servia finished fourth in the IndyCar Series Championship last season with Newman/Hass totaling 11 Top Ten finishes as well as runner-up finishes in New Hampshire and Baltimore. In 2005 with Newman/Hass, Servia finished runner-up in the championship including a victory in Montreal and seven podium finishes. This year he’s driving for Panther Dreyer and Reinbold Racing.

Racing For Kids, a Detroit-based national charity founded in 1989, uses the increasing popularity of motorsports to focus public awareness and funding on the health care needs of children. Racing For Kids celebrity racecar drivers have visited nearly 25,000 children in more than 500 children’s hospitals in the United States, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Japan and Australia. The charity has raised $5.5 million for the hospitals visited and for children’s health institutions across the country. Racing For Kids celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2009. For additional information go to http://www.racingforkids.org.

About Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation
Founded in 2003, the Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation supports the healthcare needs of children by raising philanthropic support for pediatric medical education, pediatric-focused research and prevention of childhood diseases and injuries. The Children’s Hospital of Michigan Foundation is recognized as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service and is governed by a 23-member board of directors.

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