Make・A・Wish

~子供達の夢の為に、僕達ができること~

僕は以前「Make・A・Wish」というボランティア団体の活動のお手伝いをさせて頂いたことがあります。

「Make・A・Wish」は、難病と闘っている子どもたちの夢を叶え、生きる力や病気と闘う勇気を持ってもらおうと1980年に米国で生まれたボランティア団体です。日本では1992年に設立され、多くの子どもたちの夢を叶えてきました。

お手伝いをさせて頂いた頃の僕は、まだ若手育成のレースに参戦していましたが、レーシングドライバーが社会にどのような貢献が出来るか、などという事は全く考えることもできませんでした。

しかしお手伝いをさせて頂いた事をきっかけに、社会貢献と自分の将来を少しずつ考えるようになりました。レーシングドライバーとしての僕が出来ることは、日々努力を重ね、限界に挑戦する姿を見て頂くこと、サーキットで興奮を味わってもらうことや、夢を持ってもらうことだと思うようになりました。

いまでは国内最高峰のレースに参戦するレーシングドライバーとなり、一つの夢を叶えることが出来ました。今度は夢を持つ子どもたちに、夢や希望を叶える喜びを感じてもらい、そしてそこから自分自身もたくさんのパワーをもらい、新たな夢へ頑張る姿を見せることが出来たらと思います。

サーキットでは募金箱の設置やグッズの販売を行いたいと思っていますので、皆様のご協力をどうぞ宜しくお願い致します。

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In the past, I had the chance to work with a volunteer group called “Make a Wish”.

This volunteer group was originally established in the US in 1980 to help children fighting against serious diseases. Their goal is to provide strength and courage to keep on living by making such children’s dreams come true.

“Make a Wish Japan” was established in 1992, and has helped many children suffering from various diseases by making their dreams come true.

When I was helping “Make a Wish Japan” back then, I was still taking part in junior class racing, and was not yet prepared to think about what kind of contribution I could make to society.

However, my experience at “Make a Wish Japan” gradually made me think about how I, as a racecar driver, could contribute to society and my future direction.

I realized that as a professional racecar driver the best thing I can do is always try my best on a daily basis and let people see my effort and determination. And at the circuit, I hope not only to excite and entertain but also hope to impart the idea that anything is possible; it’s okay to dream!

By becoming a professional racecar driver taking part in Super Formula races, I have realized one of my dreams.

But still I dream of helping such children make their dreams come true so that they too can experience the joy and excitement of realizing their dreams. I am sure that by doing so I too will receive great power and reward so that I can continue to strive hard towards my next dream.

To help make these dreams come true I am placing a donation box at the circuit and also am selling a variety of merchandise.

Your donations and purchases will be highly appreciated by the kids and by me.

Yuichi Nakayama

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