Corvettes for Chip Raises $8,000 PLUS Awareness for Amyloidosis

On Sunday, November 4, 2018, the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation hosted its annual Corvettes for Chip event at the Carlisle Expo Center.  Held under sunny skies with temperatures in the upper 50s and with the support of the York County Corvette Club, the day was PERFECT!  Corvettes for Chip hosted a few hundred guests and just as many Corvettes, including some that came from as far away as Canada.  They all cruised into Carlisle; an all too familiar location for Corvette enthusiasts. This time around, the showcase of cars was to benefit one of their own, National Corvette Hall of Famer and Amyloidosis victim, Chip Miller.

my father was smiling down on us during the show – Lance Miller, Carlisle Events

The day wasn’t just about showing off the cars, it was about horning Miller and furthering the fundraising and awareness efforts of the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation.  Special guests included Santa Claus and a young woman named Toni Watson.  Watson made her return to the event following a long battle with Amyloidosis and subsequent treatments.  What made her case unique is that Watson is the only known person in the world to have the disease in her bones.  Santa, of course, was in the giving spirit and greeted Watson along with the rest of the guests.  He posed for photos alongside the cars and monies from that went to the CMAF.

All the proceeds went to Amyloidosis research and this event brought in $8000 to help find a cure and to raise awareness of this rare disease.

Additional fundraising efforts came in the form of an auction, the CMAF merchandise table, baked goods and more.  In total, the festivities garnered $8,000 for the CMAF.  The day even hosted a DJ spinning the tunes, an awards ceremony, some Corvette focused vendors and a mid-day engine rev, again all to celebrate Chip Miller and the CMAF.  It was like a mini Corvettes at Carlisle with all the same fun and camaraderie as the actual event which is held each August.

“The weather could not have been better – my father was smiling down on us during the show,” noted CMAF President Lance Miller.   “The attendees and show goers were all smiling from ear to ear and the Corvettes spanning all generations certainly helped, combined with the weather.  We offered many awards and I had the task to select ‘Lance’s Choice.’  I chose a beautiful ’58 Corvette owned by John Giardina,” added Miller.  “I’m grateful for the York County Corvette Club for running and organizing the Corvettes for Chip event and as a foundation, we are thankful for all of their love and support.”

Awards were given out in several categories. Top honors went to John Giardina for his stunning '58 Corvette that won the "Lance's Choice" award.

The final CMAF event of 2018 takes place this Sunday, November 11 in Millville, New Jersey.  Experience Track Day at New Jersey Motorsports Park, go fast and have fun, all while helping the CMAF.  There are door prizes, great food, hands-on instruction and of course, the chance to see what your ride can do in a controlled setting.  Complete details, including links to register or donate can be found at the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation website or by calling 717-243-7855 x113.

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Andy Bolig

Andy has been intrigued by mechanical things all of his life and enjoys tinkering with cars of all makes and ages. Finding value in style points, he can appreciate cars of all power and performance levels. Andy is an avid railfan and gets his “high” by flying radio-controlled model airplanes when time permits. He keeps his feet firmly grounded by working on his two street rods and his supercharged C4 Corvette. Whether planes, trains, motorcycles, or automobiles, Andy has immersed himself in a world driven by internal combustion.
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