The NASCAR Foundation is teaming with the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation to launch the Nominate a Cancer Hero campaign. The announcement comes ahead of September, which is designated as childhood and ovarian cancer awareness month.
The program, which includes 40 drivers across all three of NASCAR’s national series, is dedicated to supporting people who have overcome battles with childhood and ovarian cancer. Truex’s girlfriend, Serry Pollex, is a survivor of ovarian cancer.
Fans will have the opportunity to nominate a cancer hero to “ride with” their favorite driver during the September NASCAR race weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Several drivers will auction their driver signature location to be replaced with a cancer hero’s name.
From now through Sept. 1, an eBay auction site is live for donors to bid. People who bid on this program are encouraged to honor a childhood or ovarian cancer champion or a medical provider who made a difference during a cancer patients’ battle. To view a list of participating drivers and to place a bid, visit NASCARfoundation.org/mtjf.
Proceeds from this program will support the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation Children’s Emergency Department in Huntersville, North Carolina, as well as integrative therapies for women and children undergoing cancer treatments and child life services across the racing community.
“The number of projects we are doing and the amount of money we are raising and putting into action is incredible,” Truex said in a press release. “We could not have done all of this without the support of the NASCAR community, great sponsors, and our fans. I appreciate all the drivers who have come on board to make a difference. Sherry and I are so grateful for all of their support.”