TJ Zizzo, NHRA Top Fuel dragster driver, will spend time with Heroes for Children while in Houston for the O'Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Spring Nationals on April 27-29. Two events are taking place: a patient party at Texas Children's Hospital and a Heroes for Children Family Day at The Royal Purple Raceway.
When TJ races— he will do so in honor of Heroes for Children. His dragster will carry decals with the Heroes for Children logo surrounded by the autographs of patients he meets earlier in the week while hosting an afternoon 'patient party' at Texas Children's Hospital. Heroes for Children focuses on helping families affected by cancer and treated in Texas hospitals. To learn more, visit http://www.heroesforchildren.org/
About the Texas Children's Hospital Patient Party
On April 26th, Texas Children's Hospital scheduled a patient party which means that all children and families able to go to the Clinical Cancer Care Center (CCC) are welcome at 1:00 p.m. TJ will sign autographs, share coloring book pages featuring the Zizzo Racing dragster and talk about safety using his race fire suit and helmet as props. Children attending the event will be invited to put their autograph on a special decal that will be applied to the dragster the next day.
This event will be held at Texas Children's Hospital- Clinical Cancer Care Center (CCC) which is located at 6701 Fannin Street in Houston, Texas 77030. Media should meet PR staff in the lobby of the CCC to be escorted to the event
About the Heroes for Children Family Day at the Track
On April 28th, Misix and Heroes for Children are partnering together to organize a day at the NHRA races. Friends, board members and volunteers of Heroes for Children will sit together in Section 106. At 11:00 a.m. all guests of Heroes for Children will meet in the Zizzo Racing pit area. TJ will have a meet and greet and take a group photograph.
This event will be held at the Royal Purple Raceway which is located at 2525 S. Farm to Market Road 565 in Baytown, Texas.
TJ is a family man blessed with a wife and two healthy children. He understands that treating children and teens with cancer is about more than just medicine – it also involves the human spirit. "If doing these two events in Houston can alleviate the stress of the children and families battling cancer, for any amount of time, then it is time well spent" said Zizzo.
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