A MESSAGE FROM MARTIN TRUEX JR.
“I feel very fortunate that Sherry and I are in the position to give back to our community through the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation. I am humbled by the amount of support we have received from our friends, family, and corporate partners. Each one has helped make our Foundation a success that is continually growing and changing lives every day. I’m overwhelmed by the amount of support we have received from our community here in North Carolina, my hometown of Mayetta, NJ and fans all across the country. Thank you for your support of the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation and for joining us in our mission to help support cancer initiatives specific to ovarian and childhood cancers along with the individuals and families affected by them.”
In August 2014, Sherry Pollex, Martin’s longtime partner, was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Through their experiences, Martin and Sherry found purpose and focus in their mission to raise awareness, boost advocacy, and generate financial support for underfunded cancer initiatives specific to ovarian and childhood cancers. Together, we have the power to improve lives, inspire smiles and realize dreams. We will Never Give Up.
The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation (MTJF) was started in 2007 by NASCAR driver Martin Truex Jr. and long-time partner, Sherry Pollex. The foundation exists through the generosity of donors, partners and corporate sponsors passionate about our mission to help support underfunded cancer initiatives specific to ovarian and childhood cancers, and assist the individuals and families affected by them.
In May of 2018, MTJF made a $1.2 million gift to Novant Health. The foundation is in the process of building two projects; the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Children’s Emergency Department at Novant Health Huntersville Medical Center and the Sherry Strong Integrative Medicine Oncology Clinic at Novant Health Presbyterian Main in Charlotte, NC.
Additionally, the MTJ Foundation recently made a $750,000 transformational gift to Atrium Health where the funds will be used to support integrative medicine programs at Levine Cancer Institute and childhood cancer programs at Levine Children’s Hospital.