For: Immediate Release
Contact: Fay Teal, 610-566-4795
Laps to Conquer M.S. get Keys to NJMP Subaru WRX STI for Fay Teal's 24th The Tire Rack One Lap of America
Media, PA, April 27 - Laps to Conquer M.S., Inc. (LCMS), gets the keys to a 2009 Subaru STI Pace Car loaned by New Jersey Motorsports Park (www.njmotorsportspark.com) for Fay Teal's 24th The Tire Rack One Lap of America (OLOA) April 30th - May 8th.
"New Jersey Motorsports Park is honored to provide our Official Subaru STI Pace Car to Laps to Conquer MS," says Joe Volpe, Director of Motorsports Activities. "We are excited to support their efforts in raising awareness for MS."
"My driving team-husband David Teal and son Wayne Hickman-are thrilled to be able to compete on the track events with a Subaru," enthuses Fay Teal, team captain. "We should be very competitive in the Mid Priced Sedan Class." This is the 22nd OLOA for LCMS and the 24th for Fay Teal. "We'll keep competing until I see the checkered flag for a 1 Lap win or an MS cure," says Teal. It is the 21st OLOA for David and 5th for Wayne.
The Laps to Conquer MS drive to end MS will compete in the 2010 The Tire Rack One Lap of America (www.onelapofamerica.com). The 75 OLOA teams will travel over 4,000 miles through 17 states in 8 days. The OLOA starts and finishes at The Tire Rack in South Bend, IN. It travels to 8 racetracks for 18 timed events at: Road America, WI; Mid America Motorplex, IA; Hallett Motor Racing Circuit & Tulsa Raceway Park, OK; Gateway International Raceway, IL; Mid Ohio Sports Car Course; New Jersey Motorsports Park; and Nelson Ledges Road Course, OH.
Dominion Title Services, Inc. (www.dominiontitleservices.com), of Vineland, N.J, returns for the 13th 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 and was getting my competition license," remembers Fay Teal, "but, the MS diagnosis stopped that. Now I use my motorsports passion to combat MS and find a cure."
Since 1989, LCMS has raised over $165,000 for the National MS Society (www.nationalmssociety.org) while driving over 195,000 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 21 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 email@example.com.