Hathaway To Visit The Hospital For Sick Children

June 7, 2012 – Stouffville, Ontario – Jason Hathaway, driver of the NCTS #3 Snap-on Tools/ Rockstar Energy Drink/ Vortex Brake Pads Dodge will be making an appearance this afternoon along with some of his fellow NASCAR drivers at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

The Hospital for Sick Children is one of the world’s leading edge hospitals specializing in pediatric care and is the country’s leading centre dedicated to advancing children’s health through the collaboration of patient care, research and education.

Hathaway will be bringing his #3 racing machine along with the 2012 Vortex Brake Pads Camaro Pace Car. The children and the parents at the hospital will be able to check out a NASCAR car up close and personal, hang out with the drivers and get an autograph and get their picture taken!

The Hospital for Sick Children is a hospital close to the heart of team owner Ed Hakonson.  As an infant Hakonson contracted Polio, which is a virus that affects the nerves governing the muscles in the limbs and the muscles necessary for breathing, causing respiratory difficulties and paralysis of the arms and legs.

“I spent a lot of my childhood at the HSC. I had 13 surgeries between the ages of 8 and 13 so that I could walk.  The doctors at Sick Kids are excellent and I was fortunate to have Dr. Robert Saulter, care for me during my time at the hospital.  I am forever grateful to him and all the doctors and staff at Sick Kids.  They really made a huge difference in my life and I’m honored that we could help some of the kids here today.”

Hathaway and his team will be at the hospital starting at 1pm visiting with those children and their families able to make it outside, but will also be taking time to go inside to brighten the day of those children that are not able to join them outside at the race car.

About the Hospital for Sick Children:  Founded in 1875 and affiliated with the University of Toronto, SickKids is one of Canada’s most research-intensive hospitals and has generated discoveries that have helped children globally. The Hospital’s mission is to provide the best in complex and specialized family-centred care; pioneer scientific and clinical advancements; share expertise; foster an academic environment that nurtures health-care professionals; and champion an accessible, comprehensive and sustainable child health system. SickKids is proud of its vision of Healthier Children. A Better World.™

For additional Information please contact:

Jamie Hakonson
Ed Hakonson Racing/Team 3 Red