Race Fans for a Cure visits Gateway

"Race Fans for a Cure®" visits Gateway International Raceway May 9-10. Illinois, Missouri fans can help in fight against Breast Cancer. (DEARBORN, Mich., April 30, 2003) -- Race fans for a Cure® will continue its contributions to the fight ...

"Race Fans for a Cure®" visits Gateway International Raceway May 9-10. Illinois, Missouri fans can help in fight against Breast Cancer.

(DEARBORN, Mich., April 30, 2003) -- Race fans for a Cure® will continue its contributions to the fight against breast cancer when it makes its first-ever stop at Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Ill., on Friday and Saturday, May 9-10.

Race Fans for a Cure® -- a charitable initiative started in 2000 and comprised of Ford Credit, Dale and Kelley Jarrett, and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation -- has distributed tens of thousands of breast self-exam cards and has raised nearly $280,000, often a dollar at a time, for the Komen Foundation. The program will be at Gateway International Raceway from 12-4:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, and from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.

The display trailer and show car, the Race Fans for a Cure® edition of the No. 88 NASCAR Winston Cup Taurus that was unveiled during last year's check presentation to the Komen Foundation, will be on Vendor's Row outside the track prior to qualifying for the NASCAR Busch Series Gateway 250 on Friday and prior to the race on Saturday.

The display will offer 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. All proceeds go directly to the Komen Foundation.

To learn more about Race Fans for a Cure®, Ford Credit and their efforts to help raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection, fans can log on to www.racefansforacure.com.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was founded in 1982 on a promise made between two sisters - Nancy Goodman Brinker and her dying sister, Susan Goodman Komen. More than 20 years later the Komen Foundation is a global leader in the fight against breast cancer research grants, meritorious awards and educational, scientific and community outreach programs around the world. Together with its Affiliate Network, corporate partners and generous donors, the Komen Foundation has raised nearly $600 million in the fight against breast cancer.

Ford Credit is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford Motor Company and is the world's largest automotive finance company. Now in its 44th year, Ford Credit provides vehicle financing in 36 countries to more than 11 million customers and more than 12,500 automotive dealers. More information can be found at www.fordcredit.com.

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