Women in racing are stepping up to show their support during October, which is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. NASCAR race driver Danica Patrick helps to kick-off National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Tuesday, October 1st in New York, with the Chevrolet Camaro SS pink pace car and her GoDaddy #10 Chevy race car which has been painted PINK for October. Danica Patrick‘s familiar GoDaddy green will be gone the entire month of October as she’ll race with a bright pink paint scheme to help raise breast cancer awareness.
Patrick unveiled her No. 10 pink GoDaddy car on Tuesday in Times Square in a joint appearance with Chevrolet, which showcased a pink Camaro SS official pace car. Chevrolet will donate $200 to the American Cancer Society for every lap the pace car leads under caution at last month’s race at Atlanta and upcoming races at Talladega and Martinsville.
GoDaddy and the Public Interest Registry have made a $50,000 donation to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and Chevrolet has raised $2.2 million since 2011 for its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer efforts, including funding programs for breast ultrasound screenings.
“GoDaddy has been such a strong partner in the fight against breast cancer … the fact GoDaddy wanted to ‘go pink’ for the whole month of October really says a lot about our commitment to this cause,” Patrick said.
Patrick wore her pink sneakers to unveil the car Tuesday morning. Her sponsor, GoDaddy, is teaming with the Public Interest Registry to donate $50,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In addition, a portion of October proceeds from merchandise bought at Patrick’s NASCAR trailer will go to the Foundation.
I’d love to see a pink Chevrolet Camaro SS go into regrular production for us girls who still obsess about Barbie dolls every now and then. What do you think? Discover more of Chevrolet’s breast cancer awareness efforts using #ChevyMakingStrides hashtag online.
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