For: Immediate Release
Contact: Fay Teal, 610-566-4795
Laps to Conquer M.S.' Busy Schedule
Media, PA, July 28 - The Laps to Conquer MS, Inc. (LCMS), drive to end multiple sclerosis keeps a busy schedule since finishing Fay Teal's 20th One Lap of America (OLOA) on May 13th. Teal's LCMS OLOA story is posted on the website www.lapstoconquerms.org.
Since returning from the OLOA, the LCMS Dominion Title Audubon Environmental Baglier Sunoco Mazda was a Pace Car for race events at Summit Point Motorsports Complex, WV; BeaveRun, PA; and Pocono International Raceway, PA. Speaking appearances were made at two South Jersey Region Sports Car Club of America (SJR,SCCA) meetings and at the Voorhees Breakfast Rotary Club in New Jersey.
Future appearances are:
- August 4 - 6 North East Sports Car Club of America (NESCCA) National Races at Pocono International Raceway, PA
- August 9 SJR,SCCA meeting Cherry Hill, NJ
- August 19 - 20 NESCCA Regional Races, BeaveRun Motorsports Complex, Wampum, PA
- September 2 - 4 Mid Atlantic Road Racing Series (MARRS), Summit Point, WV
- September 13 SJR,SCCA meeting Cherry Hill, NJ
- September 23 - 24 Last Chance (SCCA) Races, Watkins Glen International, NY
- September 30 - October 1 MARRS, Summit Point, WV.
The LCMS Dominion Title Audubon Environmental Baglier Sunoco Mazda's drive to end MS seeks additional appearance and speaking opportunities.
Fay and David Teal, of Media, PA, started Laps to Conquer MS, Inc., in 1989; to increase multiple sclerosis awareness through motorsports after Fay was diagnosed with MS. "I was involved with motorsports all my life and was getting my competition license," remembers Fay Teal, "but the MS diagnosis ended that. Now I use my passion to combat MS and find a cure."
Since 1989, LCMS has raised over $136,000 for the National MS Society while driving over 185,000 miles in the pursuit of the checkered flag for MS. Although the primary focus is MS awareness, "I am pleased that LCMS has collected this much," remarks Fay Teal. "But until the checkered flag waves for MS, LCMS drives on toward the cure." The drive has taken LCMS through 46 of the continental United States during 18 OLOA's.
Multiple Sclerosis is one of the more common diseases of the central nervous system that affects both young and old. MS affects more than 400,000 people in North America. The disease usually starts between the ages of 20 and 40 years with the average age-of-onset around 30. MS affects more women than men. No one can predict when, or if, there will be a cure for MS; but there is much hope. The ongoing advances in research (funded mostly by donations) include the areas of immunology and autoimmune diseases and are occurring faster than ever before. The research continues to add to understanding how MS works and progresses.
Dominion Title Services, Inc. (www.dominiontitleservices.com), of Vineland, N.J, a 10-year primary sponsor, provides title insurance for real estate transactions. Other corporate sponsors include: Audubon Environmental, Inc.; Baglier Mazda of Butler, Pa.-who provides a Mazda6 Sport Wagon V6; Sunoco Race Fuels and Sunoco Marcus Hook Refinery of Marcus Hook, Pa. Additional support comes from the Westbrook-RockHill Foundation and the Friends of LCMS.
Corporate sponsorship covers all OLOA and display costs, allowing the donations made to
Laps to Conquer M.S., Inc., to directly benefit people living with MS. Donations to the drive
to end multiple sclerosis may be mailed to:
Laps to Conquer MS, Inc., P O Box 94, Lenni, PA 19052-0094
For more information, check www.lapstoconquerms.org, call 610-566-4795, or email email@example.com.