Scotts Valley, California – March 21st, 2011- In an effort to make a positive impact in the community at large, has brought his relationship with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) with him to A.M. Performance for this year’s GRAND AM Continental Tire Challenge Sports Car Challenge season. Sweeney became involved with LLS in 2010 and will be helping them to raise awareness and funding for research throughout the year. He was recently honored when the Society chose him to be a candidate for their Man of the Year campaign. To donate please click here:

[media-credit name=”Mike Sweeney” align=”alignleft” width=”157″][/media-credit]Over the next ten weeks Sweeney will be trying to raise as much funding as possible as he competes to win the prestigious award. This is typically among the most effective fundraising campaigns that LLS does every year, with candidates nationwide raising over $11 million last year. 100% of every donation goes directly to research to both find a cure for blood-borne cancers long-term, and to provide patient support and help find less debilitating treatments in the short-term.

“I am both thrilled and honored to have been nominated for this program. Frankly, it’s not the title, but the chance to contribute to these researchers, doctors, and patients, while representing a fantastic organization that really gets me fired up,” said Sweeney. “We have a chance here to make a real difference, and to use our racing to bring attention to such a worthy cause makes me realize how lucky I am. I have to offer a huge thank you to LLS for inviting me to be a part of this program, and to A.M. Performance for giving us the platform we need to promote it. Now let’s show them what GRAND-AM fans can do and raise some money!”

In recent years, there have been significant breakthroughs in our understanding of how to treat blood-borne cancers, and with revolutionary new treatments just around the corner, it is obvious that a hope for a cure for blood cancers has never been greater. However, there are extremely limited federal funds available for these researchers, meaning they rely on contributions from private and corporate donors. Unfortunately, the importance of a campaign of this nature is never realized until a family member or friend is afflicted with this terrible disease. Your donation will save lives!

It doesn’t matter how much you can afford to give, every little bit helps! So whether you pledge $5 or $5000, we thank you for entering the fight against blood cancers. The easiest way to give is to simply go to this link: and click on the link to donate now! You contribution is tax-deductible and much appreciated.

Mike Sweeney and the A.M. Performance team will make their GRAND-AM debut April 7-9 during the Barber 200 at Barber Motosports Park. For more information please visit www.amperformanceracing.com and www.facebook.com/amperformance.

About the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS):

The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. When LLS was founded in 1949, a blood cancer diagnosis was almost always fatal. Thanks in part to innovative research funded by LLS, survival rates have doubled, tripled and even quadrupled for blood cancer patients. Still, there is much work to do. For instance these diseases are still the leading killer of children under 20. LLS is the world’s largest voluntary health agency dedicated to blood cancer. LLS funds lifesaving blood cancer research around the world and provides free information and support services.

About A.M. Performance:

A.M. Performance is a race car preparation, aftermarket parts, and tuning company based in Scotts Valley, CA. Our 9000 sq ft. facility is staffed with some of the most skilled and passionate race car minds in the country, with all the tools required at their finger tips to build high end race cars for the most competitive series in the country. Our professional fabricators can handle any job, big or small, from Grand Am Rolex GT cars, to your everyday HPDE track car.

Although A.M. Performance is equipped to build a race car from any make, we specialize in Nissan 370Z’s and Nissan GT-R’s. Our experience racing both platforms gives us unique experience to advise our customers on the exact products they need for their street, track day, or full race car Nissan.

Check the A.M. Performance website often for company updates. Our first two years look to be extremely exciting with our mulit-car entry into the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS class. We will also be coming to market with multiple hard parts which will be must haves for any track or race car 370Z. An AWD chassis dyno is also in the works to be installed and ready for customer tunes by the end of 2011.

A.M. Performance… because racing is the reason we get out of bed in the morning!

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