Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Labonte Told to Watch His Bumper
at Lowe’s Motor Speedway


When NASCAR comes home to Charlotte on Oct. 17 for the NASCAR Banking 500, Bobby Labonte will have more people on his tail than any other driver on the track – literally. More than 13,000 names of people affected by breast cancer will be featured on the rear of Labonte’s pink No. 96 as part of a breast cancer awareness program with his sponsor Ask.com. The search engine transformed its homepage into a one-day memorial for those affected by breast cancer on Oct. 1 to celebrate the start of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and its national partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Each Tribute made that day will be incorporated into the #96 paint scheme.

Labonte, who will sport a firesuit and helmet inspired by the pink colors of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, appreciated his sponsors’ efforts.

“It’s great that a company like Ask.com is using their presence to get the word out about breast cancer,” said Labonte. “I’m happy to represent a company that aligns itself with worthy causes like Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Ask.com did a great job allowing people a way to honor and remember loved ones affected by breast cancer because it does affect everyone.”

Ask.com, the Official Search Engine of NASCAR, recently announced a national multi-faceted partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure which included a pledge to invest $1 million to the organization. Throughout October, race fans can continue to participate in the Ask.com Search for the Cure program at www.Ask.com/cure. By downloading the special Komen search “skin” and answering questions about breast health, Ask.com will continue to make donations to Susan G. Komen for the Cure on behalf of users.

Other drivers with breast cancer awareness paint schemes include Elliott Sadler, Kyle Busch and Bill Elliott.


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!

Remember, 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!

You can view all the Breast Cancer Ribbon Tributes until October 31 - Click Here.

2 comments:

Racing News Digest said...

Call me crazy....I like the car. And it is for a great cause.

z. Smith said...

Agree with you on both counts.