Racing for Children’s Hosts Drive-In for a Cure

Racing for Children’s is shifting gears to host “Drive-In For A Cure” at Grand River Drive-In in Leeds on Saturday, Sept. 19 to benefit pediatric cancer patients at Children’s of Alabama.

The movies are “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby” and “Madagascar.” Reservations are $25 per car, available online at

Gates open at 5 p.m, and the movies will begin at 7:15 p.m. Outside food and drinks are prohibited, but concessions, including $1 popcorn, are available to purchase onsite from The Snack Shack.

Theater staff have incorporated social distancing protocols to ensure the safety of moviegoers. Masks will be required when not in vehicles, and cars will be parked with empty spaces in between to ensure safe distance for all.

Proceeds from this movie series support the Alabama Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s, which treats more than 90 percent of Alabama children diagnosed with cancer or blood disorders. Racing for Children’s, presented by Medical Properties Trust, is in its 10th year, racing to cure childhood cancer.

Since 1911, Children’s of Alabama has provided specialized medical care for ill and injured children, offering inpatient and outpatient services throughout central Alabama. Ranked among the best pediatric medical centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s provided care for youngsters from every county in Alabama and 42 other states last year, representing more than 684,000 outpatient visits and more than 15,000 inpatient admissions. With more than 3.5 million square feet, Children’s is one of the largest pediatric medical facilities in the United States. It is a private, not-for-profit medical center that serves as the teaching hospital for the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) pediatric medicine, surgery, psychiatry, research and residency programs. The medical staff consists of UAB faculty and Children’s of Alabama’s full-time physicians as well as private practicing community physicians.

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