Cars of Bobby Labonte, David Gilliland Painted Pink in Support of National
Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Susan G. Komen for the Cure
DALLAS, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- NASCAR drivers Bobby Labonte and David Gilliland are driving Passionately Pink for the Cure at today's Bank of America 500 race at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC.
Bobby Labonte's #43, sponsored by General Mills, and David Gilliland's #38, sponsored by M&M's, will be swapping pink paint with other drivers in support of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the world's largest grassroots breast cancer awareness organization.
"Breast cancer is the number one health concern for women, and women make up 40 percent of NASCAR fans, so it makes a lot of sense for us to pursue this kind of initiative through our great partners, General Mills and M&M's," said Katrina McGhee, vice president of marketing for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. "We are committed to seeing a world without breast cancer and working to educate women everywhere about the importance of breast self-awareness and early detection of breast cancer."
General Mills has already donated $2 million to Komen for the Cure, and turned some of its most popular brands, such as Cheerios, Progresso Soup and Nature Valley Granola Bars, pink for the month of October. In addition, General Mills is encouraging everyone to join in the fight at http://www.PinkTogether.com, an ever-growing online community of support and hope that brings together those touched by breast cancer. This is an extension of General Mills' long-standing commitment to finding a cure, with more than $18 million donated to Susan G. Komen over the past 9 years.
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|SOURCE Susan G. Komen for the Cure|
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