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Patrick’s Charlotte Nationwide car to raise breast cancer awareness

September 2, 2012

Danica Patrick and GoDaddy.com intend to raise breast cancer awareness at Charlotte

GoDaddy.com and NASCAR driver Danica Patrick are pulling out all the stops for the National Breast Cancer Foundation by having the female driver compete at Charlotte in the Nationwide Series race the second weekend of October in a hot pink No. 7 GoDaddy.com Chevrolet.

That’s all very well and good as Go Daddy cites the instances of breast cancer and its reach among women. There are about 200,000 diagnoses of the disease each year in the USA alone and about 40,000 succumb to the disease, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

A bit lost in the do-good and happy feelings about this tribute by the domain name provider and its star driver is that men, too, contract breast cancer. Case in point, one of my neighbors just had double mastectomy surgery at the local Naval Hospital in Long Beach. He now understands the pain women go through and the disfiguration.

“We all know someone who has been impacted by this disease,” Patrick said, “and NASCAR fans are so passionate, I know they’ll step up to help the cause. I think the pink car will pop and attract attention for a good cause.”

Go Daddy intends to give us $50,000 donation as part of the program in Charlotte next month. In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness month, Chase Authentics and JR Motorsports (who field Patrick’s Nationwide car) will feature a “Check Your Headlights” line of apparel and products with a portion of the proceeds going directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

To add your contribution and learn more about the “Check Your Headlights” campaign, visit: http://www.NASCAR.com/CheckYourHeadlights. It’s for a good cause, no matter your gender.

By Anne Proffit

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