TONY STEWART, MARIO ANDRETTI, LINDA VAUGHN TO HEADLINE 6th ANNUAL ‘500 PRELUDE’ EVENT MAY 8

Pre-Event to Kick-Off the Start of Race Week in Indy at Prime 47 Downtown Indy
Benefiting the Survivors of Violence Foundation
 
INDIANAPOLIS, April 24, 2019 – BRANDed, a sports and entertainment management, events and public relations agency, announced today the sixth annual 500 Prelude benefiting the Survivors of Violence Foundation will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The First Lady of Racing & 2019 Motorsports Hall of Fame inductee, Linda Vaughn, will host the event alongside fellow 2019 inductee & three-time NASCAR Champion, Tony Stewart, and Indianapolis 500 winner, Mario Andretti. FOX 59 media personality Lindy Thackston with MC the fundraiser held at Prime 47, Indianapolis’ only locally owned & operated Steakhouse.
2019 Confirmed Attendees: Vaughn, Stewart, Andretti, Al Unser, Jr., Team Owner’s Chip Ganassi & George Michael Steinbrenner IV, and 2019 Indianapolis 500 drivers: Ed Carpenter, James Hinchcliffe, Scott Dixon, Colton Herta, Spencer Pigot, Charlie Kimball, Ed Jones, and Kyle Kaiser.
“This event celebrates and honors the lives of survivors and recognizes how the foundation supports survivors in reclaiming their lives. Helping the survivors is a privilege and we are grateful to Prime 47 for providing such an outstanding venue for this meaningful event.” said foundation founder, Dr. Gregory Chernoff.
The 500 Prelude will kick-off the month-long celebration of racing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in prime fashion prior to closing the month with the 103rd running of the iconic race Memorial Day weekend. Prime 47 is located inside the historic Majestic Building and will serve as the backdrop for guests mingling with key influencers, racing enthusiasts, Indy 500 drivers and other Indianapolis personalities, while enjoying Prime 47’s well known steaks & seafood and an open bar. Partygoers will have the opportunity to bid on racing memorabilia, Indy 500 tickets, gift certificates from local businesses, and more.
Chernoff Cosmetic Surgeons hope to continue the tradition each year to raise awareness for the beneficiary of the event. The Survivors of Violence Foundation was started in 2002 by Dr. Chernoff and survivor Royia Grizzell. The foundation provides reconstructive surgery and scar therapy to survivors of violence with the greatest financial and health care needs.
The event is sponsored by: Chernoff Cosmetic Surgeons, Andretti Winery, Big Machine Vodka, Chandon, Cox Beckman Goss, and Prime 47.
Past Attendees: Mari Hulman-George, Dario Franchitti, Arie Luyendyk, Sr., Johnny Rutherford, Al Unser, Sr., Pippa Mann, Stefan Wilson, James Davison, Conor Daly, and Alexander Rossi.
Tickets to attend cost $175 per person with all proceeds to benefit the Foundation. To purchase tickets, please visit: http://500prelude.org.
For additional event information or to inquire about sponsorships or press, please contact: Klint Briney, 305.915.7652, klint@brandedmgmt.com and Jen Beaver, 317.496.7898, jen@brandedmgmt.comAll press must be credentialed to cover the event. For consideration, please contact Klint & Jen. 
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About Chernoff Cosmetic Surgeons:
Dr. Gregory Chernoff is a triple board certified aesthetic facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon with offices in Indiana and California. Dr. Chernoff has dedicated his practice to aesthetic plastic surgery, hair replacement, cosmetic laser therapy, and research. He is committed to using his extensive experience and capabilities and warm, caring approach to help patients achieve their desired aesthetic goals. Dr. Chernoff has been featured on Dateline NBC, ABC and CBS Nightly News, the BBC Worldnews, and in Newsweek, Time and W Magazines. He is globally recognized for his scar therapy and trains physicians around the world. Chernoff Cosmetic Surgeons is located in Indianapolis, Indiana and Santa Rosa, CA, with additional offices in Newport Beach, and Beverly Hills, California. Contact Chernoff Cosmetic Surgeons at (317) 573-8899 or visit us online at drchernoff.com.
About the Survivors of Violence Foundation:
The Survivors of Violence Foundations mission is to bring compassionate care and healing to victims suffering from painful physical injuries or disfigurements caused by injury, violence, or abuse. Providing reconstructive treatment accelerates both physical and emotional healing. This improves the quality of life of survivors, helping those with the greatest financial and health care needs. Dr. Chernoff’s foundation was inspired by Royia Grizzell, a victim of the tragic Oklahoma City Bombing. Learn more at http://violencesurvivor.org.