Racing Against Cancer Celebration Nears; Tickets Available

Westbrook, CT — The Fall season signifies the bittersweet ending to the annual racing season and the Racing Against Cancer™ Team would like to invite the entire racing community to celebrate the 2007 season in grand-style. For the irst time, the Racing Against Cancer™ charitable foundation proudly opens the doors to their annual awards banquet to the public. This inspirational ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 10, 2007 from Noon to 4PM in the Tahoe Room in the Grand Pequot Tower at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, CT.

Unlike traditional banquets the Racing Against Cancer™ Program honors the competitors, not for how many wins they have amassed during the season, but for how their contributions off the race track impacted the greater good. This always emotional event honors the accomplishments of racers for their variety of fundraising efforts on behalf of the Racing Against Cancer™ program and other cancer-related charities.

After the arduous task of competing, the racing community-the drivers, crewmembers and families-are encouraged to treat themselves to a lavish celebration at the beautiful Foxwoods Resort Casino. Guests will be enlivened with tales of determination and stories of survival while enjoying world-class dining.

Tickets are available for $40 per person and include two drink coupons and a buffet luncheon, The South Street Special, prepared by the distinguished chefs at Foxwoods. A detailed menu can be found online at www.foxwoods.com.

Reservations for this gala event must be made immediately. Tickets are now on sale at www.racingagainstcancer.com or by calling (860) 608-1885.

The Racing Against Cancer™ Team is comprised of a diverse group of over 50 racers located throughout the United States and representing nearly every racing division. They come from all walks of life-from students, to business professionals, to mechanics, to doctors. They hale from all over the country from California to Connecticut. They race in everything from NASCAR touring series to entry level divisions. Despite all their differences, they ALL share a common bond-the love for the sport and a desire to find a cure for cancer.

Guests at the annual awards banquet on November 10, 2007 will meet several of these outstanding competitors including the Chase Family, owners of the Whelen Modified Tour #77, who helped raise money and awareness during the 2007 NASCAR season; Sugar Hill Speedway competitor, Steve Pukas, who hosted his own personal promotional tour during the year; and countless other inspirational teams like the East Coast Mini Sprint Association, Richmond Raceway, and Sugar Hill Speedway competitors.

During the ceremony several special recognition awards will be presented including the Jodi B. Blanchette Fundraising and William J. Fales Spirit of Sportsmanship Awards. These two prestigious honors recognize not only the individuals who help raise the most money for the fight against cancer but also those who inspire others to push themselves toward the ultimate goal of finding a cure for this dreadful disease. Previous winners include Curt and Joan Chase, Amanda Mayberry and Jack Gerbrands, and Archie & Debbie Archambault.

Each team member has their own personal story, their own source of inspiration. The result is a dynamic group that works tirelessly with a variety of fundraising efforts, including financial donations, raffle drives, and special events, to raise a significant amount of money each year to help in the fight against cancer. Since 1997, the cumulative fundraising effort of the Racing Against Cancer™ Program exceeds a half-million dollars.

In 2007, the funds raised by these amazing people will continue to support the American Cancer Society, David’s House, and other worthwhile programs. The Racing Against Cancer ™ Program will also boost our marketing efforts with a national strategy aimed at fostering donor development and new corporate partnerships.

The racing community is encouraged to conclude the 2007 racing season on a high note by attending this special event. The Racing Against Cancer Team hopes racers and fans alike will help celebrate the real triumphs of the season during this moving ceremony on Saturday, November 10, 2007 in the Tahoe Room in the Grand Pequot Tower at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, CT.
To purchase tickets or to learn more about the Racing Against Cancer™ Team and their beneficiaries log on to www.racingagainstcancer.com. A full list of R.A.C. Team Members can also be found online.

Racing Against Cancer™ is a Federally Recognized 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising funds for cancer research, patient support services, cancer awareness, and youth tobacco educational programs.

Sources: Dale Wolbrink/Racing Against Cancer PR.


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