This Saturday, under the lights at Richmond Raceway, Young Motorsports and Joey Gase will be racing the #20 Donate Life Virginia Silverado. You may think this is just another ordinary sponsor, but then you may notice a picture of a woman on the tailgate of the truck. This is a photo of Mary Gase, Joey Gase’s mother, who passed away of a sudden Brain Aneurysm at the age of 44 and became an organ, eye, and tissue donor. She helped save and improve the lives of 66 people.
“I’m very excited to get behind the wheel this weekend,” said Gase. “First, we have the opportunity to raise awareness for organ, eye, and tissue donation and honor all of those affected by it. Some know my family’s story about my mom, but there is another connection to organ donation in the NASCAR garage. Tyler’s dad, Randy, is actually an organ recipient! It will be special to show the NASCAR world the effects organ donation can have on people and families. My sister Ashley and I wish more than anything we could have our mom back but it gives us some comfort that someone like Randy is able to live their life because of her choice to donate life.”
Donate Life Virginia manages the state’s registry for organ, eye and tissue donation. One person can save eight lives and heal 75 others by registering to become a donor. Right now, 2,400 Virginians are waiting for a life-saving organ transplant. It’s easy to register. You can do it the next time you are at the Virginia DMV or online at DonateLifeVirginia.org.
— Joey Gase Racing —