Tuesday March 14, 2011 Mooresville, NC– Racing 2 Cure (R2C) a 501c3 non-profit and Ruston Racing Development announced today that Kenzie Ruston will join Racing 2 Cure as an Ambassador.
Ruston, who competes in the PASS Late Model Series and select ARCA series events, will help promote and carry the mission of R2C throughout her 2011 racing season.
In addition, she will provide feedback and support to R2C’s unique new social network style fund-raising website, which is being launched this month. Ruston has already raised over four thousand dollars for Racing 2 Cure during her campaign in the famed Snowflake Derby at Five Flags Speedway (FL). Sponsors and Friends of Ruston made pledges to donate for every race lap she completed in the event. Ruston completed all laps and finished with a top ten in her first-ever Snowflake race.
“Kenzie and her entire family and crew have been a huge blessing for Racing 2 Cure,” said Alycia Stewart, co-founder of Racing 2 Cure, and two time breast cancer survivor. “What Kenzie is accomplishing on the race track is amazing. What she and her team give back off the track is equally inspiring.”
Ruston has already finished with a few more top ten’s in 2011. And will continue to work for the efforts of Racing 2 Cure. “Once we heard their story we knew we had to help,” said Kenzie.
“We can’t thank our sponsors and friends enough for stepping up and helping out this great cause. I look forward to continuing to work with R2C throughout the year. I know we will do great things together and it’s exciting to be part of their program. I’m honored to be named an Ambassador.”
Racing 2 Cure is currently in the final stages of launching their new website www.Racing2Cure.org, which will be the home of the first ever online “Race-A- Thon”. This online fund raising program will provide racers from all forms of motorsports at any age with a fully automated, turn-key, cause-marketing campaign. The funds raised will help parents undergoing treatment with everyday life needs and provide children undergoing treatment special activities. In the social network style website racers will have the opportunity to promote themselves and their sponsors while conducting their fund raising program.
Racers are encouraged to pre-register at www.Racing2Cure.org. For more information on Kenzie Ruston visit: www.GoKenzie.com RACING 2 CURE began as a simple act of then 7-year old Hunter Stewart. Hunter was just starting his off-road racing career when he received troubling news. Just a few weeks before his first-ever race, his Mom at just 34-years old, was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. In order to maintain a positive focus, the family decided to continue racing. After attending an event held by Susan G. Komen for the Cure (R), Hunter was inspired to take action. He carried the Komen logo on his race truck, wore pink shoe laces, and gave one-week’s worth of his allowance for every race lap he completed. This one-race effort inspired others to take action. Hunter’s story was largely covered by the media and recognized by public officials, including a guest appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show. After several treatments Hunter’s Mom (Alycia) went into remission (for three years.) Unfortunately Alycia was diagnosed again with Breast Cancer. After more surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments she is currently back in remission. Alycia’s cancer has taught the Stewart family the first hand hardships that Cancer brings to families. It was families in need while undergoing treatment that inspired the formation of Racing 2 Cure a Non-Profit Organization.