Henry County students, Madison and Mason Mangham, will have a special view of Saturday’s Active Pest Control 200 race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The siblings have been named by race partner, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, as the Grand Marshalls of the race, and will be leading all pre-race activities including riding in the pace car and calling all drivers to “Start Your Engines!”. The honor is exciting for the LGMS seventh grader and her brother, a 1st grader at UGES.
The Mangham family has been involved with CHOA for several years in more than one capacity. In honor of Madison’s uncle, who passed away as a child from leukemia, she began a charitable mission called Cookies for Cancer. Starting small in 2006, she and her grandmother baked cookies to sell for $0.50. She donated all money to CHOA, and each year set a bigger goal. To date, she has donated almost $50,000, now receiving matching funding from several contributors. For more information, please visit Cookies for Cancer - Madison’s Mission on Facebook.
In 2011, at the age of only 6 months, her brother Mason was diagnosed with Mastocytosis, a very rare blood disorder. He began treatments and consults at CHOA and maintains a healthy lifestyle for an active and smart 1st grader. During the same two years, close family friends, Travis and Matt Turner, underwent bone marrow transplants for a hereditary disorder at CHOA. The Mangham family is very thankful for all the wonderful doctors and nurses at Children’s Healthcare.
Please join us at the track on Saturday for the Active Pest Control 200, and be sure to wave to some of Henry County Schools’ finest. We are proud of you, Madison and Mason!