Racing for a Cure event is this weekend!

6 Mar 2009 by under Events, News, People, Research/Treatment

thomas family 150x132 Racing for a Cure event is this weekend!This is a reminder for everyone in the Media, Pennsylvania, area that this weekend is the Racing for a Cure fund raising event where you can meet the drivers and see the cars that regularly race at the Bridgeport Speedway. The event is being organized by . Bill, Jr. , is a driver at Bridgeport and his dad, Bill Sr., recently was diagnosed with .

The family, including Bill Sr.’s wife (and Bill Jr.’s mom) Debbie, has dedicated the 2009 racing season to “Racing for a Cure,” with a goal of raising awareness of mesothelioma and funds for mesothelioma research. In addition to the event this weekend, which will be held at Granite Run Mall in Media, Penn., March 7 and 8, there are other sponsorship opportunities available, including placing your company name and logo on a car, driver’s racing suit, tickets and pit passes, and other race-related items and events.

Proceeds from all fund raisers will go to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation (MARF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma as a life-ending disease by funding research, helping patients find resources and treatment, and advocating for federal mesothelioma reserach funding.

Bill Thomas Racing has a new web site dedicated to the meso awareness project, at www.billthomasracing.com/racingforacure. According to the site, benefits of sponsorship, in addition to media visibility and promotion, include “an opportunity to join an initiative that will really make a difference in people’s lives.”

The Racing for a Cure event this weekend will feature a “meet and greet” with drivers, race cars will be on display, and there will be a silent auction. Ms. Motorsports 2009 also will be on hand to greet fans and sign autographs.

For more information about how you can sponsor the 2009 Racing for a Cure season, visit the web site, or contact Bill Thomas at 610-876-3781 or by email at wthomas210@comcast.net.

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