Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Breast Cancer Tribute with #96 Car
and Bobby Labonte

Today, October 1st 2009, the entire homepage is dedicated to the brave survivors of breast cancer and to those lost.

Celebrate with us and Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and help turn the page into the biggest online memorial ever, by adding up to three tributes for your loved ones and yourself. Spread the word and let us not rest until we end breast cancer forever!

I made a breast cancer ribbon tribute for my loved one, "my inspiring Sister-In-Law!" I also sponsored my other Sister-In-Law who will be participating in the 2009 Komen Maryland Race for the Cure held in Hunt Valley, Maryland, on Sunday, October 18th!

Your participation will help support the Komen promise of saving lives and ending breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality for all and energizing science to find the cures.

Because early detection is the best protection for breast cancer, Komen Maryland sponsors grants that increase the number of women who have annual mammograms and clinical breast exam screenings. Komen grants also target the entire range of breast health services from transportation to appointments and financial support to clinical trials and national research to find a cure.

As a team, we can make the difference!

Since its inception, NASCAR has been a sport of statistics. From lap times to RPMs, the numbers behind the speed have captivated millions and provided a quantifiable measuring stick for evaluating racing greatness.

However as the Chase heads to Lowe’s Motor Speedway on Oct. 17, multiple teams will be running pink paint schemes to recognize some drastically scarier Breast Cancer Awareness Month statistics, including:

  • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point during their life;
  • 465,000 moms, wives and daughters will die of breast cancer in the U.S. this year alone;
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. among women;
    * According to the American Cancer Society

Among those taking a stand to help curb breast cancer is the No. 96 team led by Bobby Labonte. To help recognize fans who have been affected by breast cancer, is offering the opportunity to have a loved one’s name incorporated into Labonte’s pink Susan G. Komen tribute paint scheme by visiting on Oct. 1 and making a free tribute to honor survivors, those living with breast cancer or in special memoriam of those lost to the disease. The tributes will be featured on the car for the upcoming Oct. 17 race at Lowe’s Motor Speedway. This effort is part of a multi-faceted partnership program has with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The program includes a $1 million commitment to the organization.

I will be visiting tomorrow and making my tribute to my sister-in-law. Moses' Auntie has been his biggest supporter for years and use to come to the go-kart track to video tape his races! Of course, she and her family voted for Moses for the NASCAR Camping World Series West Most Popular Driver award daily!

Being featured on the No. 96 Car is an awesome way to thank her and show our support for her brave battle well fought.

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