Those who have been in the Corvette scene for a long time will be familiar with the name Chip Miller. With longtime friend and business partner Bill Miller (no relation), they founded the Carlisle Events car shows, of which the biggest is the Corvettes at Carlisle event, where over 5,000 Corvettes from all over North America drive to the event to share in the passion of everyone’s favorite car.
Sadly, Chip passed away in 2004 from amyloidosis, which he had been diagnosed with in December 2003. The disease causes amyloid proteins to be deposited and accumulate in various organs and body tissues. Amyloid proteins are highly resistant to being broken down, and over time form plaques over other cells. They have been defined in multiple organ diseases as well as neurodegenerative diseases, and are exceptionally difficult to treat.
After his passing, Bill and Chip’s wife Judy formed the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation (CMAF) to educate the public on the disease, fund research into a cure, and provide quality-of-life to those suffering from the disease.
Due to his lifelong love of Corvettes, the CMAF is raffling off a 2020 Corvette C8 2LT with the Z51 package. To enter, all you need to do is CLICK HERE, select a donation amount, and you will receive your tickets via email. Tickets run from $25 for 3 to $2,500 for 375 + 150 bonus tickets.
The raffle entries close on August 29 at 3:00 PM EDT (12:00 noon PST), and the official drawing occurs 1 hour later.
Special thanks need to be mentioned to Valley Chevrolet of Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, who have donated the prize car. It was donated as Kenny Wallace, dealership principal and owner, lost his wife Nichole to amyloidosis recently, and felt compelled to help with the fundraiser.