For: Immediate Release
Contact: Fay Teal, 610-566-4795
Laps to Conquer M.S. Named Charity of SCCA Pocono Sports Car Grand Prix
Media, PA, August 14 - Laps to Conquer M.S., Inc. (LCMS), is named the charity of the August 18 - 19 Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) Pocono Sports Car Grand Prix.
The Tri Region, SCCA, event has scheduled seven races for a total of 315 miles of racing each day at the Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA. The gate opens each day for qualifying at 8:00 AM, the racing starts at 11:00 AM. The SCCA races rain or shine.
View the clash of the Corvettes and Vipers from the grandstands or the infield. See Neons, Porsches, Miatas and the Formula (Indy type) cars challenge the road course, the banking and the chicane. Visit the paddock to talk to the drivers and get a closer look at their cars.
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 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 19 One Lap of America (OLOA) events.
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. Visit the National MS Society website: www.nationalmssociety.org for information about the disease, its treatment and the latest research findings.
LCMS is sponsored by Dominion Title Services, Inc., of Vineland, N.J., (www.dominiontitleservices.com), Audubon Environmental Inc., of Shamong, PA, 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.
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.