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The Carroll Shelby Foundation was created by legendary racer and automotive manufacturer Carroll Shelby. Headquartered in Gardena, California, the Foundation provides medical assistance for those in need, including children, as well as educational opportunities for young people through automotive and other training programs.

The mission allows the Foundation to impact the lives of children from their first heartbeat through their educational years. The Foundation has continued to aid children battling deadly diseases, while expanding its reach into the classroom through the Northeast Texas Community College’s Carroll Shelby Automotive Technology Center.

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More than 23000 patients began new lives thanks to organ transplant. About 56 people receive an organ transplant every day in the U.S. Today, more than 80,000 people awaiting a transplant. Every 14 minutes another person is added to the transplant list. In the U.S. alone, 16 people die each day awaiting their transplant. Inclusion on the transplant list requires "proof" of payment in advance.



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About Carroll Shelby

Legendary racer and automotive manufacture Carroll Shelby, following successful heart transplant, created Carroll Shelby Children's Foundation in October 1991. The Organization is dedicated to providing assistance for acute coronary and kidney care for young people who share many of the same afflictions. In 2009, the foundation expanded its reach and became the Carroll Shelby Foundation helping kids from their first heartbeat through their education years.

To date the Carroll Shelby Foundation has helped numerous children undergo major coronary surgeries and help charities and children worldwide raise money for their own fundraising campaigns and provided money to launch healthcare programs and facilities, the Foundation also provides grants to organizations conducting research in the fields or coronary and organ transplant management. The Foundation,expanding its reach, will provide scholarship money to kids dedicated to enhancing their lives through opportunities in the automotive fields.


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