Iowa: Vision Racing news 2009-06-18

VISION RACING ENCOURAGES IOWA INDYCAR FANS TO MAKE A PIT STOP Indianapolis, Ind. (June 18, 2009)- The Vision Racing Wellness Tour, supported by team sponsor Lilly USA, will make an important pit stop for a second consecutive year at Iowa ...

VISION RACING ENCOURAGES IOWA INDYCAR FANS TO MAKE A PIT STOP

Indianapolis, Ind. (June 18, 2009)- The Vision Racing Wellness Tour, supported by team sponsor Lilly USA, will make an important pit stop for a second consecutive year at Iowa Speedway providing racing fans with free diabetes screenings with A1c testing and risk factor assessment, along with cholesterol and blood pressure testing. The Wellness Tour mobile unit (bus) will be located behind the main grandstands and will be open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 21, race day at the Iowa Speedway.

Vision Racing team driver Ed Carpenter is an ambassador for the Wellness Tour and encourages fans to get in the driver's seat when it comes to managing their health by visiting the Wellness Tour Unit.

While receiving a diabetes check-up may not be considered a typical racetrack activity, race fans may be surprised to learn just how common diabetes is and about the seriousness of its resulting complications. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes affects nearly 24 million Americans nationwide; nearly one-fourth, or approximately 6 million of those affected are unaware that they have the disease.[i] Furthermore, diabetes is associated with an increased risk for a number of serious and potentially life-threatening complications, such as blindness, kidney failure and leg amputations, among others.[ii] The Vision Racing Wellness Tour aims to provide people with the education and resources they need to be aware of diabetes and other important health issues.

-credit: vr

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Series IndyCar
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