While Adam Eaton is sidelined with his injured knee, he is still active in two of his favorite activities — fast cars and charitable work. When he told the Dragonfly Foundation that he was going to do a car show at Nationals Park to benefit children and young adults with cancer, it was a win-win. Adam Eaton was rev’d up to get this to the finish line! After a few phone calls and some red tape, Adam got the project greenlighted with the help of the Washington Nationals.
“I am really excited about this fundraiser,” Adam Eaton told us. “As a longtime car enthusiast, I love events like these that bring fellow car folks together, and I am psyched to combine that passion with the Nationals — bringing this event to our ballpark and our fans. I’m also honored to do it in a way that helps The Dragonfly Foundation, a charity that is close to my heart.”
Christine Neitzke and Ria Davidson are the Co-Founders of The Dragonfly Foundation which is a 501c3 non-profit and is dedicated to helping young cancer patients and their families find strength and empower them.
Davidson says that they help cancer patients from birth to 30-years-old. They average about 105 events a year, and they are thrilled that Adam Eaton is doing this.
This is a full-time effort for Neitzke and Davidson and their 8 other full-timers. They are passionate about changing lives for the better. Ria Davidson has seen the toll that cancer puts on the patients and their families, and Christine Neitzke had her own life turned upside down when her son, Matt, was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at just 10-years-old.
They have donated over 50 laptops to date to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as well as supply care bags to patients and other assistance. They also do special events for patients like concerts and sporting events free of charge.
— Dragonfly Foundation (@DragonflyCinci) July 14, 2017