Mock No. 51 is partnering with non-profit EB Research to host a series of events and fundraisers before a variety of his races which includes select races at Lime Rock Park, and Detroit Grand Prix, and upcoming races at Virginia International Raceway on Oct 5-8, and Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas on Nov 2-5, where the No. 51's new pink and blue butterfly EB Research car will race for a cure.
This past weekend at the Detroit Grand Prix, Mock gave 2 guests with EB and their families a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity at the race track with Nitro Motorsports. Mock finished in the doubleheader races 9th on Saturday and 16th on Sunday due to being caught up in a late-race crash while running in the top-ten, which involved multiple cars, only three laps until the checkered flag.
Mock currently stands 6th overall in points for the TA2 series.
“I’m not only just talking about a charity, but I have the disease, so it’s been really meaningful. We’re really just trying to spread awareness for the cause and trying to get people to donate.”
Darin is a national spokesman for the EB Research Partnership. Mock and his father, Butch Mock, former NASCAR driver and owner, both have a genetic simplex form of the disease.
“This weekend was a great opportunity to show other kids and people living with EB racing life and to spread the word about finding a cure, we’re really just trying to spread awareness for the cause and trying to get people to donate.” says Darin Mock – a 20-year-old race car driver in the TransAm series living with EB Simplex.
This past April, Mock hosted with Sweet Dreams Mattress in Mooresville, NC, a “Concert For a Cure,” which featured a local band, food trucks, a raffle, radio hosts, and others with EB from all over the state of NC. The concert raised over $13,000 for the cause.
EB Research Partnership (EBRP) is the largest global nonprofit funding research to discover treatments and cures for Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a devastating and life-threatening genetic skin disorder that affects children from birth, based out of New York. Founded in 2010 by a group of dedicated parents and Jill and Eddie Vedder (Pearl Jam), EBRP has raised over $50M and funded more than 120 EB research projects to date, impacting the clinical landscape with a 20x increase in the number of clinical trials in EB. In 2010, there were only 2 clinical trials in EB, today there is more than 40 - with 3 in Phase III - the final phase before approval.
To find out how you can help or buy EB apparel for the cause, visit: darinmockracing.com/eb
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