Release Courtesy of Pippa Mann RacingINDIANAPOLIS – Thursday, May 22, 2014 –
Nancy G. Brinker, Founder and Chair, Global Strategy, Susan G. Komen®, will be attending the 98th running of The Indianapolis 500 this weekend, in support of the No. 63 Susan G. Komen / Dale Coyne Racing entry, fielded for Pippa Mann.
The organization that Brinker founded in 1982 is regarded as the leader of the global breast cancer movement. Brinker’s journey began with a simple promise to her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything possible to end breast cancer. In one generation, Komen has helped millions of women worldwide through community health and advocacy programs, while funding more breast cancer research than any other non-profit.
“I’m thrilled that I’ll be in Indianapolis to cheer Pippa to victory,” Brinker said. “Pippa is an extraordinary advocate for breast cancer and we’re grateful for her commitment to our organization and this cause.”
Racing driver Mann, who will start this year’s race from the inside of row eight, announced a partnership with Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, for this year’s Indy 500, launching a campaign to help raise funds and awareness throughout the month of May. From Opening Day at IMS through Race Day, Mann’s car, helmet, firesuit and more has been turned pink, in an effort to raise awareness and serve as a reminder to IndyCar fans about the importance of being informed about breast cancer and taking action for their own breast health. In addition, for every lap of the speedway that Mann’s IndyCar completes throughout the month of May, fans and supporters will have the opportunity to pledge an amount - via the website www.RaceWithPippa.com
- from which all donations will go directly to Komen to fund breast cancer research, education and outreach programs.
In addition to attending the 500-mile race, Brinker will also be present at Indianapolis' 500 Festival Parade in downtown Indianapolis, and the Victory Banquet on Monday, May 26.