NO. 99 GAINSCO AUTO INSURANCE PONTIAC RILEY DAYTONA PROTOTYPE TO CARRY WSCF LOGO AT NJ AND LAGUNA SECA Millville, N.J. (May 1, 2009) -- May is "National Skin Cancer Awareness Month" and GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing is doing its part to help ...
NO. 99 GAINSCO AUTO INSURANCE PONTIAC RILEY DAYTONA PROTOTYPE TO CARRY WSCF LOGO AT NJ AND LAGUNA SECA
Millville, N.J. (May 1, 2009) -- May is "National Skin Cancer Awareness Month" and GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing is doing its part to help the World Skin Cancer Foundation (WSCF) bring some fast attention to the increasingly prevalent form of cancer.
The team's familiar No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Pontiac Riley will display the logo of the World Skin Cancer Foundation at each of this month's Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series races, beginning with this weekend's Verizon Wireless 250 at New Jersey Motorsports Park and the May 15 -- 17 Verizon Festival of Speed presented by SPEEDCOM Communications at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Skin cancer is the fastest growing type of cancer in the United States and the WSCF's mission is to build awareness for the disease while educating the public on how to enjoy a safer outdoor lifestyle. The organization conducts several recreational and sports special events each year, all designed to educate people about the causes and prevention of skin cancer while safely enjoying the outdoors. Most WSCF events also offer free skin cancer screenings for all participants and attendees.
"All of us at the World Skin Cancer Foundation are grateful to GAINSCO and Bob and Linda Stallings for providing literally the ultimate promotional vehicle to launch our National Skin Cancer Awareness Month activities in May," said World Skin Cancer Foundation President Drew Filliben. "Building awareness for skin cancer and its prevention is our simple yet massive mission and we are honored that GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing made our job a little bit easier this month."
The WSCF promotes the slogan Slip, Slap and Slop -- Slip on a shirt, Slap on a hat and sunglasses and Slop on approved sunscreen of at least 30 SPF -- and encourages an active fun-in-the-sun lifestyle as long as these precautionary measures are followed. Additional information about the World Skin Cancer Foundation can be found and donations can be made to the organization through its official web site at www.worldskincancerfoundation.com/.
While GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing will help the WSCF kick-off National Skin Cancer Awareness Month, May will come to a close with the World Skin Cancer Foundation Sean and Skippy Slater Invitational presented by Ocean Potion surf contest, May 30 -- 31, at the San Clemente Pier in San Clemente, Calif. In addition to world-class surfers like the Slater's brother Kelly Slater, the weekend event will feature an auction dinner party with live music Saturday night at the Surfing Heritage Foundation in San Clemente.