For: Immediate Release
Contact: Fay Teal, 610-566-4795
Laps to Conquer M.S. to Compete in Fay Teal's 21st One Lap of America
Media, PA, May 1 - Dominion Title Services, Inc., Audubon Environmental Inc. and Sunoco Performance Fuels join Laps to Conquer MS, Inc. (LCMS), for the drive to end multiple sclerosis and the Tire Rack Cannonball One Lap of America (OLOA). It is LCMS Executive Director, Fay Teal's 21st OLOA.
The 2007 Laps to Conquer MS drive to end MS is participating in the Tire Rack Cannonball One Lap of America (www.onelapofamericia.com). The May 5th - 12th event's 100 entrants will travel over 3, 900 miles through 15 states in 8 days. The OLOA starts and finishes at Tire Rack in South Bend, IN, and travels to 11 racetracks for 21 timed events at Plymouth Speedway, IN; Autobahn Country Club, Joliet, Ill; Miller Motorsports Park, Tooele, UT; Pueblo, CO; Hallett Road Race Circuit, OK; O'Reilly Raceway Park, Speedway, IN; and Mid Ohio Sportscar Course, Mansfield, OH.
This is the 19th OLOA for LCMS and the 21st for Fay Teal. "We'll keep competing until I see a checkered flag," says Teal, "I don't care if it's for a 1 Lap win or an MS cure." Wayne Hickman, Fay Teal's son, returns to the LCMS team for his 2nd OLOA.
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 very 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 motorsports passion to combat MS and find a cure."
Since 1989, LCMS has raised over $146,500 for the National MS Society (www.nationalmssociety.org) 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 most common diseases of the central nervous system affecting 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 an average age of onset around 30. MS affects more women than men. Although no one can predict when, or if, there will be a cure for MS; there is much reason to be hopeful about the future. The ongoing advances in research (funded mostly by donations) including the areas of immunology and autoimmune diseases, are occurring at a faster rate than ever before and continue to add to our understanding of how MS works and progresses.
Dominion Title Services, Inc. (www.dominiontitleservices.com), of Vineland, N.J, returns for the 11th year primary sponsor. Dominion Title Services, Inc. provides title insurance for real estate transactions. Other corporate sponsors include: Audubon Environmental, Inc. and Sunoco Performance Fuels (www.sunocoinc.com) of Marcus Hook, Pa. Additional support comes from the Westbrook-RockHill Foundation, Matt's Automotive Service and the Friends of LCMS.
While the primary focus is MS awareness, LCMS has raised $136,000 for the NMSS (www.nationalmssociety.org). "I'm pleased to have collected this much," remarks Fay Teal, "but until the checkered flag waves for MS, LCMS will drive on toward the cure."
Through corporate sponsorship all OLOA and display costs are met, which allows that donations and contributions made to Laps to Conquer M.S will 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.