America's largest Subaru enthusiast festival

Stafford Motor Speedway - Stafford Springs, CT
** June 2, 2024 **

Gears in Heaven Inc

Official Partner

About Gears in Heaven Inc:
Gears in Heaven, a 501c3 nonprofit organization, is committed to offering comfort and support to the families of motorsport enthusiasts who have been killed or seriously injured in a vehicle accident. A "motorsport enthusiast", from our perspective, is someone whose passion for vehicles is a defining element of their personality. This profound fervor for custom vehicles shapes our community and fuels our support efforts.

Our Story: Born from Personal Loss
Our journey began with a tragic event. Brandon Forlastro, the son of our founders, was tragically killed on his 22nd birthday in a motorcycle accident. He was on his way to a birthday breakfast with friends, a beloved routine before their regular visit to the local car show. Tragically, an impatient and distracted pickup truck driver turned left over double yellow lines, directly in front of Brandon's motorcycle, causing the fatal accident. This heartbreaking incident birthed the establishment of Gears in Heaven, serving as a tribute to Brandon's memory and a commitment to supporting others in similar situations.

What We Do: A Spectrum of Support
We offer a range of services to affected families, including emotional support, practical help, peer meetings, and memorial support. Our dedicated volunteers are driven by empathy and understanding, assisting families through their most challenging times.

Connect and Contribute
Join our cause at There, you can learn more about our mission, donate, or sign up to volunteer. Your involvement, in any capacity, is invaluable to those families affected by accidents.

Stay Updated and Engaged
Follow us on your social media platforms to stay in touch with our community, get updates, and engage with our cause. Your active participation enhances our efforts and brings hope to many who are struggling with loss and injury.

Why we love Wicked Big Meet:
WBM is an awesome fusion of activities, vendors, attractions, and a strong community atmosphere.

Why you should come to our booth at WBM 2024:
Join us in remembering motorsport enthusiasts we've lost, help support their families, and be part of a compassionate community that uplifts. Stop by and say Hi to our volunteers, your voice is our strength – help us grow and spread our mission. Grab a decal, together, we can truly drive change!

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