Racing For Cancer Announces Two-Day Exclusive Racing School
Hosted By: Ryan Hunter-Reay and James Hinchcliffe
Hunter-Reay’s Charity adds “Race to Beat Cancer”
INDIANAPOLIS (SEPT. 15, 2015) For the first time ever, Racing For Cancer is pleased to announce an exclusive racing school event running December 7-9 2015 with partner Skip Barber Racing School at the world famous Laguna Seca Raceway on the Monterey Peninsula in California. This event will consist of two full days of on-track activity, including hot laps in Porsche 911’s, and instruction by special guest instructors Verizon IndyCar Series stars Ryan Hunter-Reay, IndyCar and Indianapolis 500 Champion, and multiple IndyCar race winner, and fan favorite, James Hinchcliffe, as well as the Skip Barber Racing School instructors.
Hunter-Reay and Hinchcliffe will host a welcome cocktail reception and exclusive private dinners with the participants and their guests where they will experience the Monterey Bay and Carmel cuisine. Options include staying at the renowned Inn at Spanish Bay overlooking the Pacific Ocean and playing a full round of golf with Hunter-Reay and Hinchcliffe at the famous Pebble Beach Golf Course. With scenic views of Carmel Bay and the Pacific Ocean it is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful courses in the world.
Ryan Hunter-Reay’s charity, Racing for Cancer, is well known for their ‘Yellow Party’ events that are staged several times each year coinciding with the Indy 500 and other Verizon IndyCar Series races to raise funds supporting various cancer initiatives. With the addition of this new event, Racing for Cancer has expanded beyond its existing stand-out events.
Reserve your spot today at: www.RacingForCancer.com.
Questions? Please call Tom Vossman on: 636.541.2271
About Racing for Cancer
Racing for Cancer is the non-profit organization founded by 2012 IndyCar champion Ryan Hunter-Reay following his mother’s passing from cancer. Since 2010, Racing for Cancer has been working towards its goal of bringing motorsports fans, teams, drivers, and sponsors together to join in the fight to beat cancer. Founded with the goal of beating cancer, Racing for Cancer, celebrated a successful 2014 as they reached and exceeded many of their goals. The non-profit’s greatest milestone to date came in November 2014 when Hunter-Reay and his family had the honor of presenting the Cleveland Clinic Florida Maroone Cancer Center with $2.5 million dollars. The generous donation made possible by top sponsor AutoNation, Inc. and donors nationwide took just four short years of fundraising. The Center’s lobby is named in memory of Hunter-Reay’s late mother, Lydia Hunter-Reay, who lost her battle with cancer in November of 2009.
2014 Indianapolis 500 Champion / 2012 IndyCar Series Champion / 2-Time ESPY Winner
Voted 2012 Fan Favorite Driver / 2011 IndyCar Rookie of the Year / 4 IndyCar Victories
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Win at Indy is a win for cancer fight
Shortly before last month’s Indy 500, AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson ran into Roger Penske’s sons, Roger Jr. and Greg.
He had a message for their old man.
“I want Ryan [Hunter-Reay] to win, but if it’s not Ryan, it would be great if it’s a Penske car. That’s fine with me. As long as it’s either Ryan or Roger, I’m happy,” Jackson recalled.
“How’s that for a gracious statement?”
Hunter-Reay’s thrilling win after a duel with Penske speedster Helio Castroneves on the closing laps was especially sweet for Jackson and AutoNation.
The dealership group partnered with Hunter-Reay’s Racing for Cancer charity in May 2013 to beat the disease. AutoNation associates have raised $750,000 for the charity since joining forces, and the company has matched that with its own donation, bringing the total haul to nearly $2 million thus far.
After the big win, AutoNation is offering its service lane customers the chance to donate to Racing for Cancer by adding $2 to their repair orders under the “It Just Takes $2 2 Make a Difference” initiative.
Jackson said Hunter-Reay is an ideal partner. He founded the charity after his mother died of cancer in 2009, and he drives the No. 28 car to honor the 28 million people living with cancer around the world.
“I’m thrilled for Ryan, and I’m thrilled what [his victory] means for his efforts and our efforts for curing cancer. That can never be taken away. He’s now a legend,” Jackson said. “We will save more lives. We will come sooner to a cure to cancer because of this fine young man.”
Meanwhile, Jackson hasn’t spoken with “The Captain” yet about the race.
“I’ll wait a while to do that,” said Jackson, who was a Penske ally while at Mercedes-Benz when Al Unser Jr. won the 1994 Indy 500 with a Mercedes-funded engine.
“Roger loves to win. He knows how to win. He’s relentless. I will not call him just yet.”