Ford Credit charity raises money in five days

DEARBORN, Mich., June 1, 2002 - Race Fans for a Cure® raised $16,663.25 in five days in the Charlotte, N.C., area prior to The Winston and Coca-Cola Racing Family 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. All proceeds go directly to the Susan G. Komen Breast...

DEARBORN, Mich., June 1, 2002 - Race Fans for a Cure® raised $16,663.25 in five days in the Charlotte, N.C., area prior to The Winston and Coca-Cola Racing Family 600 at Lowe's Motor Speedway. All proceeds go directly to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. It is the largest amount ever raised by the program at a single event.

Race Fans for a Cure® - a joint initiative involving Ford Credit, the Komen Foundation, and Dale and Kelley Jarrett - has raised $42,705.99 so far this year and more than $177,000 since 2000 for the fight against breast cancer.

"Thank you so much to all the NASCAR fans who contributed to the fight," said Phil Gordon, Ford Credit Motorsport Marketing Manager. "And thanks to all of the volunteers who helped make this such a successful event."

Kelley Jarrett; Debbie Parrott, wife of No. 88 crew chief Todd Parrott; and No. 88 and No. 28 Ford Taurus team owner Robert Yates and his wife, Carolyn, were among the volunteers at the Race Fans for a Cure® booth at the race track on Sunday, May 26.

Ford Credit, associate sponsor of the No. 88 NASCAR Winston Cup Taurus driven by Dale Jarrett, sponsors a Race Fans for a Cure® display booth at various NASCAR events and Ford Racing Fan Appreciation Days during the season. Race Fans for a Cure® is an initiative designed to increase awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection. The display booth offers information about the Komen Foundation and its mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment, and is equipped to accept donations from fans.

To learn more about Race Fans for a Cure®, the Komen Foundation, Ford Credit and their efforts in the fight against breast cancer, fans can log onto www.racefansforacure.com. Fans can share their thoughts or ask questions about future Race Fans for a Cure® events, or make donations via credit card.

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Series Charity , NASCAR
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Robert Yates