Pippa Mann: September 28, 2016

Why IndyCar Series Driver Pippa Mann Races for Breast Cancer Education

Pippa Mann Discusses Partnership with Susan G. Komen and Joining the Fight Against Breast Cancer

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month – a time to reflect on the advancements made in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, a serious and deadly disease. As the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding – outside of the federal government – for the fight against breast cancer, Komen is at the forefront of removing barriers to healthcare access and sustaining research to eliminate this disease forever.

Race Car Driver Pippa Mann, a proud partner of Susan G. Komen, is available to talk about the importance of early detection and the need to support life-saving research, treatment, education, and community health programs. Hear Pippa’s take on supporting the fight, making an impact in breast cancer prevention, and ways the community can get involved with Komen’s dedicated mission to save lives.

To end this disease, Susan G. Komen has raced countless miles, raised billions for the cause and helped save millions of lives, but the job is not done yet. On September 13, Susan G. Komen announced a bold plan to reduce the nation’s 40,000 breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in 10 years, by improving access to quality and timely cancer care for the underserved and enhancing Komen’s research focus on lethal breast cancers.

More About Pippa Mann:

Pippa Mann is a British racing car driver who began her racing career in 2003, becoming the first woman to win a pole position at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2010. Since 2011, she has competed in the Verizon IndyCar Series and is currently a team member of Dale Coyne Racing. In 2014, Pippa announced a partnership with Susan G. Komen and drove the No. 63 Susan G. Komen racecar in both the 2014 and 2015 Indianapolis 500s. Since partnering with Komen, Pippa has helped raise over $64,000 in contributions. In 2016, she returned to the track once again as the sole female driver in the 100th running of the Indy 500 and raised funds for Susan G. Komen through her Get Involved campaign on Indiegogo. At least 70% of all contributions will be donated to Komen – the remaining funds will be used to cover hard costs associated with the campaign.

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