Garrett Marchant Named as Racing 2 Cure Ambassador
Garrett Marchant Named as Racing 2 Cure Ambassador
Marchant Excited about Purpose Driven Season
Last Lap Marketing
April 23, 2012
Mooresville, NC- Monday, April 23, 2012
Racing 2 Cure (R2C) a 501c3 non-profit announced today that it has named BMR Motorsports driver Garrett Marchant to its elite Ambassador program. Racing 2 Cure’s founders reached out to Marchant after speaking with him and learning of his passion for racing and the personal effect cancer has had on his family. As an Ambassador, Marchant will help promote and carry the mission of R2C throughout his racing season. He will help other racers sign up for and support the Racing 2 Cure, Race-A-Thon online program. His efforts will help R2C make grants to families that are currently fighting cancer.
“We are very pleased to have Garrett [Marchant] come aboard Racing 2 Cure as an Ambassador,” said Alycia Stewart, Co-Founder and President of the non-profit organization, which supports families in need while undergoing the hardships of Cancer treatments. “When we developed this program we set a criteria that Ambassadors would need to have traits of determination, positive attitudes, professionalism and passion. As we started talking to Garrett he had all those characteristics and more. He really is an outstanding young man, determined and talented. We couldn’t be more pleased to have him supporting Racing 2 Cure.”
In addition to a winning attitude, Marchant has also shown he can win on the race track. Garrett has won in Pure Stock, had over fourteen top tens in Pure Stock, and last year started his venture in Limited Models . Garrett made his first career start at Orange County Speedway where he finished tenth and is already having strong runs in 2012.
In 2012 Garrett is running a full slate at Southern National Motorsports Park in the Limited Late Model division as well as possibly running some South East Limited Late Model Series races. Depending on funding Garrett might run more races including at more tracks. Garrett is also a proud RACE 101 Driver where he is learning more about how to market himself and be a better race car driver.
“I am really excited to be an ambassador for Racing 2 Cure! I have already started raising funds for the program at Southern National where my PR team at Last Lap Marketing has been helping me run a booth at the track. Last weekend we raised more than one hundred dollars and that was only for a twenty minute meet and greet. I Can’t wait to get back to the track with my No. 77 Lone Star Car Transportation Chevy so we can win for Racing 2 Cure,” Marchant explained about his new partnership with Racing 2 Cure.
Racing 2 Cure officially launched the first-ever Race-A-Thon via their website www.Racing2Cure.org. The program aims to raise funds for families fighting cancer and cancer research, while at the same time driving exposure and funding for the thousands of racers and racing related companies across America. The program enables the estimated one-million grass roots racers a free, fully automated online cause marketing campaign. Drivers can sign up and create their personal drivers profile page, posting their reason for Racing2Cure and even list their sponsor support. Once their page is up, the racer can set off to collect donations having a portion return to their race fund.
To visit Garrett Marchant's Racing 2 Cure's drivers page: www.racing2cure.org/drivers/GarrettMarchant
For more information on Racing 2 Cure visit: www.Racing2Cure.org
RACING 2 CURE began as a simple act of then 7-year old Hunter Stewart. Hunter was just starting his off-road racing career when he received troubling news. Just a few weeks before his first-ever race, his Mom at just 34-years old, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. In order to maintain a positive focus, the family decided to continue racing. After attending an event held by Susan G. Komen for the Cure (R), Hunter was inspired to take action. He carried the Komen logo on his race truck, wore pink shoe laces, and gave one-week's worth of his allowance for every race lap he completed. This one-race effort inspired others to take action. Hunter's story was largely covered by the media and recognized by public officials, including a guest appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. After several treatments Hunter's Mom (Alycia) went into remission (for three years.) Unfortunately Alycia was diagnosed again with Breast Cancer. She is currently in remission from her second fight with cancer. Alycia's cancer has taught the Stewart family the first hand hardships that Cancer brings to families. It was ‘families’ in need while undergoing treatment that inspired the formation of Racing 2 Cure Non-Profit Organization.
For more information on Garrett Marchant Racing please visit www.garretmarchant.com, Facebook: facebook.com/garrettmarchantracing, PR Twitter: @GMR77PR, Garrett's personal Twitter: @OfficialGarrett, and YouTube: youtube.com/user/GarrettMarchantRacin.
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