IN LOVING MEMORY OF Angi AustinA ngi Austin, the true superstar of this calendar, was a beautiful, dedicated wife, loving and actively involved mother, and genuinely sincere friend toeveryone she knew. Throughout her two-year courageous battle with melanoma,she remained positively strong and was as cheerful as the day I met her. I was ayoung child then, and she was the prettiest girl I had ever seen. I quickly learnedthat I was drawn to her contagious laugh and her “angelic” nature. She wasdefinitely the kind of friend you always enjoyed spending time with. I pray thatBrian, Hunter, Brooke, Carol, Don, Trina, Melani, Nancy and the rest of the tight-knit Austin-Liss family find peace and comfort through Angi’s love. I know she isshining bright above us and will continue to guide us through our loss.In creating this calendar, my goals are simple: to raise funds for melanoma researchand to help provide awareness about this devastating cancer.My hope remains strong: live each day of your life to thefullest, just as Angi did. As she once posted in her journal….“LIVE, LOVE & LAUGH.”Recently, I spent a day at the Indiana University Simon CancerCenter which led me to Dr. Touloukian and his melanomaresearch. Please see his story below.In faith and hope, Left: Enjoying a Tiger’s GameAndrea Pedregon Angi with husband, Brian, son Hunter and daughter, Brooke.
In my laboratory at Indiana University, we are working to discover new ways we can harness the power of the body’s own immune system to treat melanoma. We are also exploring the effectiveness of genetically modifying a patient’s stem cells to cure the melanoma. As a surgeon, I am always working with colleagues to improve surgical techniques used in removing melanoma tumors. I encourage you to be aware of the warning signs of melanoma, which can easily be remembered as the ABC’s of Melanoma: A - ASYMMETRIC The two halves of a mole should be similar in size and shape, not asymmetrical. B - BORDER The edges of a mole should be smooth and regular, not notched or indistinct. C - COLOR Moles should have a solid color. Variation is a concern. Indiana University Simon Cancer Center O.R. Tour D - DIAMETER Moles larger than the diameter of a pencil eraser are From left to right: Ali Dixon (my sister), Lisa Richey-Burgis (friend, CARA Charities), Patricia Vassell (Interim Director of Perioperative Services) and me, Adrea Pedregon. suspicious. E - ELEVATION – Moles that are raised from the skin are suspicious.D ear NHRA fans, drivers, crews and sponsors,The members of the melanoma research and treatment team at the Indiana If you think you have a mole with any of these characteristics, please have your family physician or dermatologist examine it. Thank you for purchasing this calendar.University Melvin and Bren Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis are delighted I assure you that melanoma patientsto be the designated recipients of the proceeds of this calendar. I’ve dedicated will be the ultimate beneficiary of yourmy career to the surgical treatment of this disease as well as scientific research generosity!that will lead to new treatments for this terrible disease. Sincerely yours,Most people fail to appreciate the devastating impact of melanoma on our Christopher E. Touloukian, M.D.society. Melanoma is currently the seventh most common cancer in the United Assistant Professor, Department of SurgeryStates. In 2010, more than 69,000 patients will be diagnosed with melanoma Indiana University School of Medicine(1 in 50 overall), and melanoma will be associated with approximately 9,000deaths. Most shockingly, melanoma is the only cancer with a rising incidencerate. This contrasts sharply with the overall steady or decreasing incidence ofall other cancers.
HONORING Those We Love DAWN ADOLFIE STACY MORGAN KENDALL PAULINE ARMSTRONG GRANDPA HOWIE METZ BEULAH DUFRENE KATHY NEFF JEANNE DUFRENE BUDDY TAYLOR ELLEN KRAWIEC JOAN MARIE KANE ERIC MEDLEN RON ELZENGA JEWEL TAYLOR MARTHA GARRISON RUSSELL THOMGRANDPA DON HAGGERTY HENRY TREURTHELMA A. HILDEBRAND LARRY UZEE PAULA KRAWIEC CHARLES HAKES JOAN MITCHELL
THANK YOU To Those Who Help...• My mom, Brenda Lukovich (Ya Ya) and sister, Ali Dixon for always being there.• My husband, Tony Pedregon for his endless support.• Supermodels Unlimited for design, layout and production.• Dan Davis for photography (www.dandavisstudios.com)• Ashley Hanson for hair and makeup (www.beautybyashleykay.com)• Richard Shute for driver photographs (www.autoimagery.com)• Gary Nastase for driver photographs• Amy Okuhara (www.tonypedregon.com)• Chris Lopez – Full Throttle• The NHRA and staff (www.nhra.com) Here’s to good women...• Alex Baca (www.go2geiger.com) May we know them...• The “wives” who rolled up their sleeves and got busy working to help me May we be them... make this calendar a success. May we raise them!• The sponsors and supporters who put trust in my word. - Michele & Alex Baca• To all of the fans who continually show faith in the sport of drag racing!Special recognition to Army Wives, B-Gas Bombshells and Chatting Chicks Together forever, FOR APPAREL & MORE VISIT Never apart... Maybe in distance, But never in heart! Terri Tasca & Andrea Pedregon ONLINE STORE NEWS VIDEO PHOTOS PODCASTS
JANUARY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 NEW YEAR’S DAY 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 NHRA Wives Calendar Ad 11/8/10 4:15 PM Page 1 YOUR PERFORMANCE POWERHOUSE! Unbeatable prices on millions of parts from over 800 manufacturers! • High Performance • Jeep & Off-Road • Drag & Circle Track • Stock Replacement • Street Rod • Musclecar & • Motorcycle & ATV • Tools & Shop 1-800-230-3030 Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Hub Garage, & YouTube Restoration Equipment JASON LINE • Truck and SUV • Collectables & Apparel NHRA PRO STOCK
FEBRUARY SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 5 HONORING PAULA KRAWIEC 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIANUITO TRIBUZIO 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 VALENTINE’S DAY 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 PRESIDENT’S DAY 51ST ANNUAL KRAGEN O’REILLY AUTO PARTS NHRA WINTERNATIONALS POMONA, CALIFORNIA FEBRUARY 24-27 27 28 ANTRON BROWN ANTRON BROWN WOULD LIKE TO THANK MATCO TOOLS NHRA TOP FUEL DRAGSTER AND ALL OF THEIR DISTRIBITORS FOR THEIR CONTINUED SUPPORT.
MARCH SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 MARDI GRAS ASH WEDNESDAY 42ND ANNUAL TIRE KINGDOM NHRA GATORNATIONALS GAINESVILLE, FL MARCH 10-13 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 FIRST DAY OF SPRING IN MEMORY OF ERIC MEDLEN 27 28 29 30 31 proud supporters of the heart racing! of american DEL WORSHAM NHRA FUNNY CAR
JUNE SUNDAY MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY SATURDAY 1 2 3 4 42ND ANNUAL NHRA SUPERNATIONALS ENGLISHTOWN, NJ (PSM) JUNE 2-5 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 11TH ANNUAL NHRA THUNDER VALLEY NATIONALS BRISTON, TN JUNE 17-19 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 FATHER’S DAY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER HONORING PAULINE ARMSTRONG 5TH ANNUAL SUMMIT RACING EQUIPMENT NHRA NATIONALS IN MEMORY OF SCOTT KALITTA NORWALK, OH JUNE 23-26 26 27 28 29 30 IN MEMORY OF DARRELL RUSSELL NHRA Wives Calendar Ad 11/8/10 4:15 PM Page 2 YOUR PERFORMANCE POWERHOUSE! Unbeatable prices on millions of parts from over 800 manufacturers! • High Performance • Jeep & Off-Road • Drag & Circle Track • Stock Replacement • Street Rod • Musclecar & • Motorcycle & ATV • Tools & Shop 1-800-230-3030 Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Hub Garage, & YouTube Restoration Equipment GREG ANDERSON • Truck and SUV • Collectables & Apparel NHRA PRO STOCK 2010 CHAMPION