MOORESVILLE, N.C. - The racing world will focus on Charlotte for the upcoming all-star race but next week is big for one driver for another reason.
NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. spends countless hours at Levine Children's Hospital in Charlotte helping children think about something other than their life-threatening illness.
“When you get to meet the kids and see what they’re going through, it makes doing what we're doing feel that much better and it means that much more to us because of that,” Truex said.
The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation which started in 2007 was designed to help children in need and is holding its Fourth Annual Catwalk for a Cause is Wednesday in Mooreseville.
Last year, the event brought in more than $100,000 for the Levine Children's Hospital.
“Obviously, it's a small part of what it takes to run (the hospital) but we're just proud we can donate. Proud we can be part of that,” Truex said.
He said the hospital makes a difference in the children’s lives.
“They inspire us every day,” he said. “The things they go through. The absolute drive and determination these kids have and they show us makes us better people.”
The event will be at Merinos: 500 S. Main St., Mooresville
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