The Bryan Clauson Chasing 200 Tour Continues with a New Goal of Saving Lives
Bryan Clauson started 2016 in pursuit of an unprecedented goal—to run a schedule consisting of 200 races. Although Bryan died August 7th following an accident at the Belleville High Banks, “The Chasing 200 Tour: Circular Insanity,” continues. As a registered organ and tissue donor, Bryan went on to save five lives and will help heal dozens more who suffer from debilitating injuries and illnesses.
Inspired by Bryan’s generosity, his family is continuing The Chasing 200 Tour with a new goal in mind—to register 200 organ and tissue donor in Bryan’s memory.
“This has been such a bittersweet moment for our family,” said Tim Clauson, father of Bryan Clauson. “We miss our son terribly. However, what has kept us going is the outpouring of support from the community and Bryan’s decision to be an organ donor. We have always been proud of him for the generous person he was. Being a donor saves lives and gives us hope to see Bryan continue to live on in the lives he has helped.”
Bryan’s fans will have the opportunity to register in person at the Celebration of Life honoring him Wednesday, August 24 at Kokomo Speedway. Individuals can also register online at http://www.registerme.org/campaign/bryanclauson.
Each donor has the potential to save eight lives and heal 60 others. If the Chasing 200 goal is reached, up to 1,600 lives could be saved.
“Over 120,000 Americans are waiting for a life-saving transplant,” said Tom Neal, Public Relations Coordinator with Nebraska Organ Recovery, the organization that coordinated Bryan’s donation. “Another is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes and 22 die each day because they did not get a transplant in time.”
“We have been overwhelmed by the support for Bryan and all those that have already committed to donating in his honor,” Neal continued. “It’s a true testament to who Bryan was and the impact he had on all who knew him.”
“Everybody we met from the Nebraska Organ Recovery treated us with so much compassion and appreciation,” said Lauren Stewart, fiancé to Bryan Clauson, “We really want to pay this forward for Bryan and for all the donor networks across the United States, including the Indiana Donor Network. Hitting our goal of 200 new donors in Bryan’s name would be an amazing accomplishment for the racing community”
The Bryan Clauson Celebration of Life begins at 1 pm at the Kokomo Speedway. Hot Laps start at 6:30, and the Tim Duggar concert will begin right after the completion of the night’s races.
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