For: Immediate Release
Contact: Fay Teal, 610-566-4795
Laps to Conquer M.S. to Drive a Thompson Toyota for Fay Teal's 23d The Tire Rack One Lap of America
Media, PA, April 17 - Laps to Conquer M.S., Inc. (LCMS), will drive a 2009 Toyota Camry supplied by Thompson Toyota of Doylestown, PA, to compete in Fay Teal's 23rd The Tire Rack One Lap of America (OLOA).
The 2009 Laps to Conquer MS drive to end MS is participating in The Tire Rack One Lap of America (www.onelapofamerica.com). The May 2nd - 9th event's 75 entrants will travel over 3,400 miles through 17 states in 8 days. The OLOA starts and finishes at The Tire Rack in South Bend, IN. It travels to 9 racetracks for 18 timed events at: Autobahn Country Club, IL; Bluegrass Motorsports Club, KY; Talladega Gran Prix Raceway, AL; Sebring, Gainesville and Daytona, FL; Carolina Motorsports Park and BMW Performance Center, SC; and BeaveRun Motorsports Complex, PA.
This is the 21st OLOA for LCMS and the 23rd 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 20th OLOA for her husband David Teal and 4th for her son Wayne Hickman.
Dominion Title Services, Inc. (www.dominiontitleservices.com), of Vineland, N.J, returns for the 12th year as the primary sponsor. 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.
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. I 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 $160,000 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 20 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.
The LCMS corporate sponsors who made the drive to end MS possible include: Dominion Title Services, Inc. (www.dominiontitleservices.com), of Vineland, N.J; 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.
All OLOA and display costs are met through corporate sponsorship, allowing the donations and contributions made to Laps to Conquer M.S 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.