Racing For Cancer Announces the Championship Challenge

Racing For Cancer Announces the Championship Challenge

Houston, TX – November 28, 2012
In celebration of Ryan Hunter-Reay’s 2012 IndyCar Championship, and to promote the cause that drives him on and off the track, Racing For Cancer is kicking off a 28-day Championship Challenge today.

Hunter-Reay, who drives the Andretti Autosport DHL/Sun Drop Chevrolet IndyCar, is the co-founder and ambassador for Racing For Cancer and a LIVESTRONG Global Envoy. Consistent with Ryan’s drive and “never give up” attitude that helped him win the 2012 IZOD IndyCar championship, he is determined to promote awareness and raise funds to support the global fight against cancer. In 2012 Ryan selected his number 28 car number in honor of the 28 million people living with cancer worldwide.

In January 2010, Hunter-Reay signed with Andretti Autosport, where he won the prestigious Long Beach Grand Prix, just months after losing his mother to colon cancer. He dedicated the win to his Mom. By her side the entire fight, Hunter-Reay became determined to help in the global fight against cancer.

The tragic loss of his mother, combined with his passion to help others resulted in Hunter-Reay partnering with Tom Vossman to launch Racing For Cancer in July 2010. Since then, the two have set aside the time needed to spread the word and promote the cause.

In the Racing for Cancer Championship Challenge, Ryan Hunter-Reay is asking fans to donate $28 to the charity. The campaign begins today, November 28, and will run for 28 days (until December 26). Whether this challenge raises $2,800 or $28,000 for cancer research, Hunter-Reay hopes to spread the message of hope and commitment to all those battling cancer today as well as to help prevent the loss of others through early detection.

“I saw first hand what this disease can do to our loved ones”, said Hunter-Reay. “My Mom was a fighter. She was my biggest fan. I want to do all I can to ensure others don’t have to endure what my Mom had to endure…I want to get out the word to get checked and help prevent the loss of others’ loved ones. It means everything to me to beat this disease. I’ll do whatever I can to help!”

Joining the Championship Challenge is easy. Fans can simply go to and click the “Donate Now!” button. There, they’ll have the option to donate $28 or enter any other donation amount. For each $28 donation, supporters will be entered in a drawing and three lucky winners will receive autographed items from Hunter-Reay commemorating his 2012 championship.

Racing For Cancer would like to congratulate Ryan Hunter-Reay on his hard-fought, 2012 IndyCar championship and thank the fans for joining the 28-day Championship Challenge!

About Racing For Cancer
Racing For Cancer, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) organization, is “helping pick up the pace… one fan at a time.” Racing For Cancer was formed to unite motorsports fans around the world, racing organizations, drivers and sponsors to help those afflicted with cancer. The mission is simply to beat cancer. Support is focused towards early detection and prevention, and efforts to help raise awareness and support of fighting childhood cancer. One hundred percent of the net proceeds of fundraising efforts are committed to the cause. Racing For Cancer also partners with various marketing efforts to aid in the global cancer awareness campaign. For more information, visit

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