Kelly MacPhaden, a female rookie race car driver, who is currently contending in the Formula F1rst Series in Canada-Ontario Region, is preparing for a new challenge. Kelly is devoting her time off track to become involved through the British Automobile Racing Club, to help raise monies to find a cure for Huntington's disease.
Huntington's disease (HD) is a cruel, hereditary brain disease that touches the life of one in every thousand Canadians. It causes relentless physical and mental deterioration, leading to eventual death. Although there is presently no cure for HD, there is hope. The gene which brings on HD was discovered in 1993, and since then scientists have made great progress towards finding treatments and hopefully, a cure ...
Kelly will participate in the Huntington's Indy Go Kart Challenge. The unique fundraiser is an enduro go kart event that pits teams of drivers against one another to raise money for the fight against HD.
The event takes place on the same days in cities across Canada, with the teams racing to see not only who can come out on top in the race, but more importantly who can collect the most pledges of donations to support the Huntington's Society of Canada.
On Friday, September 19, BARC and the Huntington's Indy Go Kart Challenge will be featured on the City TV morning show, Breakfast Television! The show will have four LIVE segments from Formula Kartways in Brampton, with each segment featuring the key participants in the weekend's events (BARC, Formula Kartways, and the Huntington's Society of Canada)
This event will provide an opportunity to showcase the Kelly MacPhaden Race Team Sponsors and car on live television.