Stafford Springs, CT — Ted Christopher has captured more checkered flags at Stafford Motor Speedway, 108, than any driver in the track’s long and storied history. For the 2010 season, Christopher will have extra motivation to add to that career win total. For every victory that Christopher records this season at Stafford, he will donate $100 to Breast Cancer Research in Connecticut. Christopher will also donate $1 for every lap he completes at Stafford this season.
“I met up with Nancy Baccaro from the UCONN Cancer Center at a Christmas party last year,” said Christopher. “Nancy works in the breast cancer research department and we got to talking about setting something up where I could help make a donation to breast cancer research in Connecticut through my racing. Every race I win at Stafford this year will be a $100 donation and every lap that I complete is $1 that I will donate. A friend of my wife’s has had two masectomy’s already at age 24 and 27, so it hits close to home and I’d like to help raise awareness about breast cancer and breast cancer research. The great thing about my donation is that it all stays in the state of Connecticut. The donations get split up among the different breast cancer hospitals in the state.”
As part of his efforts to raise awareness about breast cancer research, Christopher will have a special autograph item at next Friday night’s Coors Light SK Modified® 100 event.
“I have some pink checkered flags made up that I will be bringing to the track next Friday to autograph and give out to the fans,” said Christopher. “I’m also working on setting up a fund at my local bank where anyone who wants to donate to breast cancer research can just go to the bank and make a donation directly into the fund.”
Stafford Motor Speedway has announced that they will match Christopher’s donation total at the end of the season to contribute to breast cancer research.
“We applaud Teddy’s efforts at raising awareness for breast cancer research and in that spirit we have decided to match his total from the 2010 season to donate to breast cancer research in Connecticut,” said Lisa Arute, Executive Vice President of Stafford Motor Speedway. “As a racing community our contributions will support the efforts to raise awareness, find early detection, and improve treatments. It’s a stride in the overall fight against all types of cancer and thanks to Teddy’s initiative, the donations will be utilized locally.”
“The season works out perfectly with the Fall Final in October this year,” said Christopher. “October is breast cancer research month and hopefully we will have everything totaled up and we can do a nice check presentation at the Fall Final.”
Look closely at Christopher’s #13 SK Modified® car and you will see a special “Race to Beat Breast Cancer” pink breast cancer awareness ribbon on the A-pillar. Plans are underway for this ribbon to be available for purchase to the public with all proceeds going to breast cancer research.
For more information, contact the Stafford Motor Speedway track office at 860-684-2783 or visit us on the web at www.staffordspeedway.com.
Sources: Scott Running/Stafford Motor Speedway PR