TRG Motorsports to Run Leiomyosarcoma Livery at Pocono Mooresville, N.C., (July 29, 2009) - TRG Motorsports will run Leiomyosarcoma livery on the No. 71 TRG Motorsports Chevrolet Impala SS this weekend at the NACAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Red...
TRG Motorsports to Run Leiomyosarcoma Livery at Pocono
Mooresville, N.C., (July 29, 2009) - TRG Motorsports will run Leiomyosarcoma livery on the No. 71 TRG Motorsports Chevrolet Impala SS this weekend at the NACAR Sprint Cup Series Sunoco Red Cross Pennsylvania 500 at Pocono Raceway.
Leiomyosarcoma (LMS) is a rare form of cancer. It affects only four to six people out of every million in the U.S. It is a soft-tissue cancer, which means it can occur in any soft tissue in the body, i.e. muscle, nerves, blood vessels, all the organs, fat, skin, connective tissues, etc. It spreads through the blood stream and is, in most cases, very aggressive and resists chemotherapy and radiation. Few doctors ever see LMS and often LMS goes misdiagnosed until it is too late. It has an incredibly high recurrence rate and, sadly less than 35% survive to five-years after diagnosis.
"Because so few people are diagnosed, LMS doesn't gather drug company attention," Richard "Slugger" Labbe, TRG crew chief said. "We are doing a small part by running the LMS decals on our car at Pocono. Hopefully we can draw some awareness. There are too many sufferers to get "orphan" cancer status which would bring in government grant money for research. Although sarcomas are less than 1% of cancer found in adults, it is 15-20% of the cancers that attack children. Without research and development of treatment options, sarcomas will continue to be overlooked."
The National Leiomyosarcoma Foundation hopes to raise awareness of this "forgotten cancer" and gives 100% of the money raised and donated for research. Information on how to help can be found at www.nlmsf.net, www.leiomyosarcoma.info, and www.team-sarcoma.net .