For: Immediate Release
Contact: Fay Teal, 610-566-4795
Laps to Conquer M.S. to Compete in Fay Teal's 22nd The Tire Rack One Lap of America
Media, PA, April 25 - Dominion Title Services, Inc., Audubon Environmental Inc. and Sunoco Performance Fuels rejoin 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 22nd OLOA.
The 2008 Laps to Conquer MS drive to end MS is participating in The Tire Rack One Lap of America (www.onelapofamerica.com). The May 3rd - 10th event's 90 entrants will travel over 4,100 miles through 17 states in 8 days. The OLOA starts and finishes at The Tire Rack in South Bend, IN. It travels to 10 racetracks for 22 timed events at: Road America, WI; Mid America Motorsports Park, IA; Texas World Speedway and Lonestar Motorsports Park, TX; No Problem, LA; Carolina Motorsports Park and BMW Performance Center, SC; Virginia International Raceway; and BeaveRun Motorsports Complex, PA. LCMS is using a Subaru WRX provided by Dominion Title Services.
This is the 20th OLOA for LCMS and the 22nd 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." It is the 19th OLOA for David Teal-Fay's husband - and 3rd for Wayne Hickman, Fay's son.
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 $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 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 12th year as the primary sponsor. Dominion Title Services, Inc. provides title insurance for real estate transactions. Other corporate sponsors include Audubon Environmental Inc., of Shamong, NJ, 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:
For more information, check www.lapstoconquerms.org, call 610-566-4795, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.