General Motors and Chevrolet are serious about doing their part to help support Breast Cancer research. Last year, they kicked off the Pink Chevy Camaro Pace Car, and it was such a success that they are doing it again this year. To kick off the event, Chevrolet Racing spent this past Friday with 30 breast cancer survivors. They were given rides around the track by Jamie McMurray and Ron Hornaday, Jr. They also had the opportunity to meet Danica Patrick among other exciting activities that had been carefully planned out for them.
Chevrolet Racing donates $200 for every lap run under caution. This brought in around $12,800 during the 2011 Atlanta race after 64 caution laps were run. We hope they are able to meet or beat that this year during this weekend’s NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. The money supports AdvoCare 500 and is used to support the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program.
Roshini George, National Vice President of Health Promotions for the American Cancer Society reports, “Last year, contributions of more than $900,000 supported the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures and by fighting back against this disease. As we approach National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, we want thank the Chevrolet family for its support and remind everyone to take the steps that make a difference in our fight against breast cancer.”
Don Johnson, Vice President of Chevrolet Sales and Service responded, “For our 100th birthday in 2011, Chevrolet began its support of the American Cancer Society, and the generous response from our dealers, employees and customers told us we needed to help the Society fight for more birthdays. At Chevy, we believe everyday heroes can accomplish extraordinary things, and it is in this spirit that we work to achieve a world without breast cancer.”