MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Martinsville Speedway teamed up with Chevy and the American Cancer Society to celebrate breast cancer awareness this week.
A perfect sunny day full of infectious smiles, laughter, and symbolism. Cancer survivors painted the start and finish line pink, a representation of their battle with the horrific disease start to finish.
To top it off, and what truly made this event stand out is the victory laps that ensued. Cancer survivors put on chest harnesses and helmets as they excitedly awaited their turn for a thrilling ride with professional race car drivers, Kurt Busch and William Byron.
Kurt, the driver of the number 1 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Chevrolet, and William Byron, driver of the number 24 Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Chevrolet were thrilled to be a part of this celebratory event.
Byron said, “It’s really great to be out here and meet all these people. Ya, obviously creating awareness for breast cancer and just supporting their cause is great, and I feel like they had fun so that was a good time and I just enjoyed being a part of the event for sure.”
Anne Moore, a 10-year cancer survivor said in reference to having cancer, “It’s something that always stays in the back of your mind, wondering, will it return? But, you don’t live every day like that. You live every day celebrating, and grateful for what you have.”
Moore summed up this wonderful event in these touching words, “It’s a celebration of what we have been through and we still don’t know what’s to come, but we can celebrate the here and now… and we are survivors.”