Orlando Magic Center Wendell Carter Jr. Teams Up with AdventHealth to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

Josh Cohen
Digital News Manager

The Magic will also be joined by Magic Gaming, the Solar Bears and other local athletes and celebrities to raise funds

ORLANDO - Orlando Magic Center Wendell Carter Jr. joins forces with AdventHealth Foundation Central Florida in The Race for Cancer Research’s live streaming video game fundraiser, Mario Kart Relay Race, on May 30 from 4-5 p.m. Carter Jr. will captain “Team Mario” alongside a six-year-old cancer patient, AdventHealth doctors and a Magic Gaming player. Orlando Solar Bears defenseman Jimmy Mazza and team mascot Shades will also be part of a team to raise funds.

AdventHealth Foundation Central Florida’s The Race for Cancer Research features athletes and celebrities throughout Central Florida in an epic game of Mario Kart all on a race to raise funds for cancer research. Each athlete or local celebrity will captain their team of physicians, cancer patients and a professional gamer from the Magic Gaming team to raise funds for cancer research efforts. Magic Gaming players to participate include unguardable, Scoreo, Matty, and May. 

The event will feature four teams competing to win the relay race, as well as win the fundraising goal. Supporters can tune-in at AdventHealth.com/NewHope on May 30 or watch the Mario Kart Relay Race streamed live across YouTubeFacebook; and Twitch. All funds raised support cancer research efforts in reducing relapses and potentially bringing cures through clinical trials and translational research. 

As original Champion of the Community partners, AdventHealth Central Florida has been working with the Magic on community projects that impact and benefit Central Florida. Magic Champion of the Community partners represent organizations that are committed to improving the lives of all Central Floridians. Since the Magic and AdventHealth partnership began back in 1989, they continue to grow their approach in community programming, unparalleled branding and category exclusivity in the area of healthcare while expanding their commitment to the local community. 


AdventHealth Foundation Central Florida is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit that directly supports AdventHealth care facilities in Altamonte Springs, Apopka, Celebration, East Orlando, Kissimmee, Orlando, Winter Garden, and Winter Park along with specialty services provided at AdventHealth for Children and AdventHealth for Women. In addition, AdventHealth Foundation Central Florida fundraises for AdventHealth University as well as for international missions in Central and South America, Southeast Asia and Africa.