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Racing ‘for a cause’ gives Tracy ‘satisfaction’

When Paul Tracy gets into his car at the Honda Indy Edmonton race on July 25, it won’t be only to win the race and make his own dream come true.

Supporting Make-A-Wish Canada through a Honda sponsorship, he will also make dreams become reality for children with a critical disease. Tracy is not new to good causes. In 2009, he supported Wounded Warriors. Helping others is a way to give back to the community, he said.

“Racing is a fairly selfish sport. You’re out there for yourself most of the time, racing for your own pride and glory,” Tracy said.

“But being able to do it for a cause and to help families has given me great satisfaction.”

Make-A-Wish Canada supports children between the ages of 13 to 17, by granting them a wish.

For families with sick children it is important to know that their communities care about them, said Jennifer Ritter, CEO of Make-A-Wish.

“Having a wish granted allows a child whose living with a life-threatening medical condition to take a very well-deserved break from being sick,” she said.

“It inspires magical joy for today, hope for tomorrow and gives them courage and strength that they need to continue on.”

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