The names of cancer heroes will accompany the drivers of the three NASCAR National Series in September in recognition of Childhood and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation (MTJF) and the NASCAR Foundation Honoring a Cancer Hero The online auction presented by AdventHealth returns for the third year, with fans able to bid to have their cancer hero’s name placed on the signature panel of their favorite driver’s race vehicle.
Online auctions go live today at 5 p.m. ET at NASCARfoundation.org/cancerhero. The auction runs through Monday, July 25, with heroes honored at the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Kansas Speedway and the NASCAR Cup and Xfinity Series races at Texas Motor Speedway.
“AdventHealth is honored to be a part of this important event that raises awareness and funds that will help accelerate lifesaving research, support the development of new treatments, and improve care for those affected by ovarian and cervical cancers. child,” said David Banks, senior executive vice president. and director of strategy and organizational transformation for AdventHealth.
“We are so grateful to the fans, AdventHealth and the NASCAR Foundation for their support of our cancer hero program,” said NASCAR champion Martin Truex Jr. “Everyone knows Sherry and I are extremely passionate about honoring these heroes within the cancer community. It’s incredibly humbling to see teams, riders and fans supporting this program to make it a success every year. We can’t wait to see how much money we can raise this year and see all the names of cancer heroes displayed above the driver’s doors!”
Proceeds from the online auction will benefit MTJF and the NASCAR Foundation, two organizations recognized as champions of the health and well-being of others. Since 2020, the auction has raised over $200,000.
“We are grateful to have partners like the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation and AdventHealth who share the same commitment to celebrating our cancer heroes,” said Nichole Krieger, executive director of the NASCAR Foundation. “Each year we have seen the NASCAR community rally around these heroes with drivers, teams and fans coming together to support such a great cause.”
The Honoring a Cancer Hero The auction is one of many initiatives supported by the NASCAR Foundation’s online auction program that makes racing memorabilia and on-track experiences available for fans to bid on.
For more information, including a full list of participating drivers, please visit NASCARfoundation.org/cancerhero.