Saturday, September 1, 2012

Danica Patrick, GoDaddy & Motorsports Authentics go pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Credit: Charlotte Bray/Skirts and Scuffs
Danica Patrick (NASCAR Nationwide Series driver), Teri Dhooge (VP of Marketing for GoDaddy) and Chris Williams (VP of Trackside Operations for Motorsports Authentics) unveiled the Breast Cancer Awareness paint scheme that will be driven in the Dollar General 300 on October 12 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

In regards to how Patrick feels about this great opportunity to run the Breast Cancer Awareness paint scheme, she stated the following: "I'm so lucky to be with someone like GoDaddy, who is prepared to change their paint scheme and give back. This isn't the first time they've changed their paint scheme, but this definitely in my mind is the best reason to change it."

Additionally, Patrick shared a brief story of how her life has been touched by cancer and why she is such a huge supporter of this evolution. One of her best friends was tested positive for the breast cancer gene and underwent a double mastectomy. "She went ahead and had a double mastectomy, and it was a very long process for her. She's doing great and she a very healthy 30-year old now. So I'm grateful for all the charity work that's done on behalf of breast cancer to allow for early detection ... so we can kick its butt."

In 2012, according to the American Cancer Society, there are 226,870 new cases of invasive breast cancer in women and about 39,510 deaths have occurred from this disease. 

You can provide your support for this great cause making a donation on the National Breast Cancer Foundation website.  Also, you will be able to purchase a replica of the car at the track or through the
Motorsports Authentics website.

Unique Hiram is an Associate Editor/Contributing Writer/Media Rep for Skirts and Scuffs. Additionally, she is also the author of "Fast Lane Poetry" which was published April 2011. Unique can be contacted via email or through Twitter.


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