In Loving Memory of Kimberly Ann Myers
February 10, 1970 - July 17, 1997
Just some of her achievements!
- Rookie of the Year title in NASCAR Street Stocks at Antioch Speedway in
- Changes the name of her race car to "65 Roses" in 1992,
overcoming her shyness and beginning her second career of inspirational appearances to
youngsters with CF and other disabilities
- Winner of the Open Competition at Petaluma Speedway in 1992
- Placed 6th among 100 NASCAR Street Stock competitors at Watsonville
Speedway in 1993
- Maxwell House Real Hero of NASCAR in 1993
- Rookie of the Year title in NASCAR Late Model Stock Car class in 1994
- Honorary Chair of the "Breath of Life" auction galas in San
Francisco for the CFF
- Named Woman of Distinction by the Coastside Soroptomist Club
- Named MotorSports Person of the Year by MotorSports Press Assn. in 1995
- 1997 People Who Care Award, San Mateo County Commission on Disabilities
On July 17, 1997, our good friend Kimberly crossed the final finish
line. A 10-year-old admirer who also has CF, Michelle Jones, wrote to Kimberly in the
hospital just days before her death. She sums up how we all felt about her life:
"You are more than a hero to me. You made CF all right, not odd...
Before you die, I want you to know that you meant a lot to me and you always will...
Because of you, I can do anything."
Kimberly's family requests stories, anecdotes, and examples of her
effect and influence from all who knew her for inclusion in a final "Kimberly Myers
65 Roses Newsletter." Please send to: John and Gail Myers, 2070 Touraine Lane, Half
Moon Bay, CA 94019.
"If I can drive a race car, you can do anything." --Kimberly
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