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As those of you staying up-to-date with the Jimmie Johnson Foundation already know, the 2012 Blue Bunny Helmet of Hope campaign launched at the end of March and is now in full swing!
The Helmet of Hope program allows fans, consumers and media members across the country to nominate their favorite charity to receive a $10,000 grant, special recognition on Johnson’s race helmet and a Blue Bunny ice cream party!
This year’s campaign is halfway through, as it will finish at Darlington Raceway in May. Jimmie Johnson has drawn two charities each week to be included on the helmet, one from fan submissions and one from media submissions.
Recently chosen charities span the spectrum of causes and have poured in from across the country.
ESPN reporter Nicole Briscoe nominated the Alzheimer’s Association in honor of the late IZOD IndyCar Series driver Dan Wheldon. Wheldon was an Alzheimer’s advocate as his mother had the disease.
A fan, Melissa Hage, nominated First Descents, an organization that offers young adult cancer fighters and survivors an outdoor adventure experience.
Another fan, Jennie McFarling nominated Fisher House, an organization that provides a "home away from home"for military families to be close to a loved one during hospitalization for an illness, disease or injury.
To check out the other charities that have been chosen so far, or to nominate your own, visit www.helmetofhope.org. Nominations will be accepted through May 7, 2012
Make sure to watch for the Blue Bunny Helmet, as it will be worn by Johnson at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race on June 24, 2012 at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif.