Ford Donates Custom Mustang Shelby GT500 to JDRF Fundraiser

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The Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund (JDRF) is leading the fight against Type 1 diabetes by funding critical research to find a cure. For nearly a decade, Ford has been donating vehicles to JDRF to be raffled at their annual fundraiser. This year, Ford has teamed up with Protean and Penske Vehicle Services to create a custom 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 featuring Venom metallic clear coat paint with black racing stripes.    

 

Ford's custom GT500 features a supercharged 5.2-liter V8 engine that produces 760 horsepower and 625 lb-ft of torque. The included Carbon Fiber Track Package adds exposed carbon fiber wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tires along with a Mustang GT4 track wing and Recaro leather-trimmed seats.   

 

"Building on the excitement around GT500 is a terrific way to help JDRF fund research and help find a cure for Type 1 diabetes," said Dave Pericak, Ford director of enterprise product line management. "Not only does this raffle provide an opportunity to win the most powerful production Ford ever, it also speaks to how Ford strives to make people's lives better."

 

For the fundraiser, Ford and JDRF hope to sell 75,000 raffle tickets to raise money towards awareness, programming, and research funding. As the leading nonprofit funder for Type 1 diabetes research, JDRF not only focuses on finding a cure but also on establishing a support network and new treatments for those fighting Type 1 diabetes.

 

Whoever wins first-place in the raffle will receive the custom Ford Shelby GT500 with the unique Venom paint, while the second-place winner will receive a VIP race experience for two at the 2020 Daytona 500.  

 

Tickets for the fundraiser can be purchased until November 10th for $10 each. The raffle will be held on November 14th at the Ford Conference and Event Center in Dearborn, Michigan. Winners of the raffle do not need to be present on the day of the drawing to receive their prize.

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