#PaintOutCancer

Last week I had the opportunity to take part in something special at Charlotte Motor Speedway. The Speedway, along with Blue Cross Blue Shield North Carolina, is hosting a race this Friday October 7th called Drive for the Cure 300 for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

In the build up to the race 100 survivors of breast cancer, along with many other North Carolinians, were invited to paint pit row pink. I was fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to paint a section.

 

I may have a career in painting! 

I may have a career in painting! 

I got to meet a handful of other folks at the Speedway.

 

Jimmie Johnson asked if we could swap rides for the day; I told him I didn't think he could handle my Impala.

Jimmie Johnson asked if we could swap rides for the day; I told him I didn't think he could handle my Impala.

Mia Hamm has won at every level she's ever competed, and is a wonderful spokesperson for BCBSNC. I promised her I wouldn't hold her UNC allegiance against her. 

Mia Hamm has won at every level she's ever competed, and is a wonderful spokesperson for BCBSNC. I promised her I wouldn't hold her UNC allegiance against her. 

Couple of young guns - Darrell Wallace Jr was a pleasure to speak with. 

Couple of young guns - Darrell Wallace Jr was a pleasure to speak with. 

 

Breast cancer affects 1 in 8 women, but if caught early survival rates are over 95%. It's important to continue to invest in screening and treatment for breast cancer so that survival rate reaches 100%. I'm thankful for the work that BCBSNC, Charlotte Motor Speedway, and NASCAR are doing to make that goal a reality.

You can find out more about breast cancer here.

More information on Drive for the Cure can be found here.