Braun Racing news 2009-07-29

Braun Racing and The Fraternal Order of Eagles Team Up for Diabetes Research This Weekend at Iowa Speedway MOORESVILLE, NC (July 29, 2009) -- Braun Racing and longtime marketing partner, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, have teamed up for a ...

Braun Racing and The Fraternal Order of Eagles Team Up for Diabetes Research This Weekend at Iowa Speedway

MOORESVILLE, NC (July 29, 2009) -- Braun Racing and longtime marketing partner, the Fraternal Order of Eagles, have teamed up for a good cause for this weekend's premier NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway. As previously announced, Braun Racing's No. 10 Toyota Camry, to be driven by Kelly Bires, will carry a special paint scheme to help promote awareness for the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE) has partnered with the University of Iowa in a five-year fundraising project to raise $25 million for the Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center at the University of Iowa. The Eagles $25 million contribution will go exclusively to funding research at the center while the University of Iowa has committed the cost of construction, bricks and mortar, recruiting, ongoing maintenance and operations. As a show of support for the efforts by the FOE and the University of Iowa, Braun Racing team owner, Todd Braun, has donated $50,000 to the cause.

"We are committed to a cure," said Grand Worthy President Mike Lagervall. "The new Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research center is a new beginning in the prevention and treatment of diabetes. Our partnership with the dedicated scientists and researchers at the University of Iowa promises crucial breakthroughs for the health and well-being of millions of Americans. Working together, we firmly believe that we can find a cure."

Braun is proud to be a part of the project and has committed to help in any way possible.

"Millions of Americans are affected by diabetes every day," said Braun. "I commend the Eagles and the University of Iowa for their dedication to funding research for this debilitating disease. The Fraternal Order of Eagles Diabetes Research Center will make a life-or-death difference for the future of millions of Americans with this disease."

-credit: br

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Series Charity , NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Kelly Bires