Mini’s Mission is a charitable fundraising program. Mini’s Mission wants to win the race against childhood cancer by raising as many donations as possible.
To win this race, Mini’s Mission is proud to partner with and raise donations for the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation. The Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation is dedicated to finding a cure for pediatric cancer by funding programs that improve patients’ quality of life, treatment programs that increase survivorship and pediatric medical research dedicated to finding a cure. Their vision is that there will be a day when no child will face the uncertainty of cancer and that successful treatments will not result in negative, long-term effects.
Meet the child behind Mini’s Mission – Timmy “Mini” Tyrrell. In 2010, at age 6, Mini decided that he wanted to help children with cancer after his friend Ella was diagnosed with a brain tumor. After witnessing her battle, Mini became determined to start raising donations and bring awareness to pediatric cancer through his racing. Mini Timmy has a vision to one day build a hospital for children with cancer but hopes that a cure will be found before then!
March 2011 – February 2012 – $28,659.31 for the Jeffrey Virostek Fund – funds raised benefitted families fighting childhood cancers with financial assistance for basic living expenses
December 2011 – $1,700.00 for kids at Mini’s school for Christmas presents (Secret Santa)
July 2012 – $2,197.39 for the Ervin Wible Medical Fund – provided assistance with medical expenses battling cancer
September 2012 – $53,488.00 1st Annual Kickball Tournament/Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation/Kick-It.org – Pediatric cancer research raised $26,744.00 – Jeff Gordon matched for total of $53,488.00
August 2013 - $215.50 Fundraiser at Nathan’s Dairy Bar – Local family battling cancer for medical expenses
September 2013 - $68,976.00 2nd Annual Kickball Tournament/Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation/Kick-It.org – Pediatric cancer research raised $34,488.00 – Jeff Gordon matched for total of $68,976.00
September 2013 - $70.66 Lemonade Stand to benefit Alex’s 5th Annual Walk N Roll – proceeds of event when to The Truth 365 for pediatric cancer research
September 2014 - $63,356.00 3rd Annual Kickball Tournament/Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation/Kick-It.org – Pediatric cancer research raised $31,678.00 – Jeff Gordon matched for total of $63,356.00
November 2014 – Secured funding for the Jeff Gordon Vitals Room at Washington DC’s Children’s National Medical Center through partnerships with the Lake Jackson Volunteer Fire Department and JGCF Promise Circle
March 2012 to Present – $41,665.45 – Ongoing fundraiser for the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation (goal is to raise $250,000.00). “Pennies, nickels, dimes add up to dollars and dollars = research” – Mini. Click here to donate
As of January 2015 Mini’s Mission has raised $260,000.00