Thirty breast cancer survivors and their guests got the ride of their lives on Friday, August 31 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway, thanks to the Speedway, Team Chevy and the American Cancer Society. Team Chevy NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Jamie McMurray and four-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Champion Ron Hornaday Jr. spent the morning blasting around the track with the survivors in two Chevrolet Camaro pink pace cars bearing the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer logo.
Afterward, Team Chevy and the Atlanta Motor Speedway hosted a survivor luncheon – complete with pink table cloths and vases of pink flowers – with special guest NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Danica Patrick, who signed autographs and posed for photos with all the survivors and answered their questions in a Q&A session.
“This is so much fun,” said six-year breast cancer survivor Lisa Beerman. “And it’s such a great way to call attention to breast cancer survivors to help raise money and awareness to fight the disease.”
On Sunday, September 2 during the AdvoCare 500, the pink Camaros took to the track with each caution lap representing a contribution to the American Cancer Society in the amount of $200. During the 2011 event, 64 caution laps were posted, providing a $12,800 contribution to the Society.
To sign up for the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer in Atlanta on Saturday, October 6 in Centennial Olympic Park, go to www.stridesatlanta.org.