With the generosity of a very special donor, we are able to double our funds with your donation. Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance is a 501c3 non-profit organization, and proceeds from our event benefit the charities we support. The beneficiaries of the 2021 GCDE is FARA (Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance.)
Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Inc. is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit incorporated in the State of Florida. We exist to support Tampa Bay charities that serve children who are most in need in our community. We operate through direct donations and monies raised through our annual juried classic car competition featuring rare, original, and historically important vehicles.
No compensation is paid to any organizers of this event, We do it for the love of our community, the love of great classic cars, and the love for those who need our support.
Gasparilla Concours d'Elegance Inc. is proud to announce that we were selected as one of Great Nonprofits'
2019 Top-Rated Nonprofits!
Friedreich's Ataxia, known as FA, is an inherited disease that damages your nervous system. The damage affects your spinal cord and the nerves that control muscle movement in your arms and legs. Symptoms usually begin between the ages of 5 and 15.
The Friedreich's Ataxia Research Alliance (FARA) is a national, public, 501(c)(3), non-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to curing Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) through research. FARA grants and activities provide support for basic and translational FA research, pharmaceutical/ biotech drug development, clinical trials, and scientific conferences. FARA also serves as a catalyst, between the public and scientific community, to create worldwide exchanges of information that drive medical advances. FARA was founded in September 1998 by a group of patient families and three of the world’s leading FA scientists — Drs. Rob Wilson, Bronya Keats, and Massimo Pandolfo. Founded: 1998 Country: USA Status: 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Focus: A research alliance that drives treatments and a cure for Friedreich’s Ataxia
We don't just offer funding, we offer these Patient Ambassadors the opportunity to be heard, to tell their stories. You will be amazed at the positive attitudes and great accomplishments.
The Ambassadors are a service team within the FARA organization. Participants in the FARA Ambassador Program are passionate about building and upholding relationships within the FA community. Together we seek to know more about the research and pharmaceutical pipelines being developed through FARA in order to be better prepared to represent the FA community when opportunities arise to educate the medical community and potential donors. When meeting with scientific groups, pharma partners, and the FDA, our purpose is to promote awareness of the patient perspective of living with FA. We believe our dedicated support is key to continued success toward our ultimate goal of treatments and a cure.
The FARA Ambassadors are positive, supportive, peer representatives for the FA community, actively raising awareness and funds for FARA.