Over the holiday weekend, Chevrolet Racing spent its time supporting the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer program at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.
Last year, the automaker supported the American Cancer Society for its 100th birthday, and after an overwhelming response from customers, employees and dealers, they decided to keep it going again this year.
Thirty breast cancer survivors were invited to Atlanta Motor Speedway to join in the Chevrolet Camaro SS pace car rides with Nascar drivers Jamie McMurray, Dancia Patrick and Ron Hornaday Jr., whom were also giving out autographs.
Every lap run during the Nascar Sprint Cup Series AdvoCar500 resulted in a $200 donation as well, which was paced by an SS coated in pink paint.
Next month Chevrolet will be announcing more events to come for October, which is Brest Cancer Awareness Month, to support the cause.
“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,” said Roshini George, national vice president of health promotions for the American Cancer Society. “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.”
– By: Alexandra Koken