For: Immediate Release
Contact: Fay Teal, 610-566-4795
Laps to Conquer M.S. Donates $6,200 to the National MS Society
Media, PA, November 11 - Laps to Conquer M.S., Inc. (LCMS), donates the $6,200 of "spare pocket change," collected during this year's drive to end multiple sclerosis, to the National MS Society.
"I use my motorsports passion to fuel the search for a cure and to show that an MS diagnosis doesn't end a person's life," says Fay Teal, a primary-progressive MS patient and LCMS Executive Director.
LCMS collected the $6,200 during this year's drive to end MS while increasing MS awareness through motorsports. At each event race drivers and their crews, race workers and spectators donated to the drive to end MS.
The 2007 LCMS drive started by competing in and finishing 81st of 85 teams in the May 5 - 12 One Lap of America - a 4,200 mile drive that crossed the Rockies twice. LCMS used teammate Wayne Hickman's 1990 GEO Metro Wagon for the 8-day event that stopped at 9 tracks for 17 scored competitions. See the whole story at: LCMS 2007 OLOA. After successfully scoring in every event, the LCMS finished-Dead-Last-But-Running!
LCMS was also the event charity for three Sports Car Club of America (SCCA) races. First was the August 18 - 19 Pocono Sports Car Grand Prix, races held at the Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA. Over 220 race drivers competed in seven (7) races each day to qualify for North East division SCCA national class championships.
Second was the October 6 - 7 Last Chance Drivers' School Enduro and Regional Races held at Watkins Glen (NY) International. Last was the October 27 - 28 Great Pumpkin Affair Enduro and Regional Races held at the Nelson Ledges (OH) Road Racing Circuit.
Fay Teal and her husband, David, of Media, PA, started Laps to Conquer MS, Inc., in 1989 after she was diagnosed. "I've been involved with motorsports all my life and was getting my competition license," remembers Fay Teal, "but, the MS diagnosis stopped me." Since 1989, LCMS has raised over $152,700 for the National MS Society (www.nationalmssociety.org) while driving over 190,000 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 over 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 Matt's Automotive Service, the Westbrook-RockHill Foundation and the Friends of LCMS.
The corporate sponsorship meets all operating costs, allowing all the donations made to Laps to Conquer M.S., Inc., to benefit MS research and people living with MS. Donations to the drive to end multiple sclerosis may be mailed to:
For more information, check www.lapstoconquerms.org, call 610-566-4795, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.