LAGASSE JR. READY FOR ROAD AMERICA NASCAR RACE

(Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin) August 23, 2017

This weekend, Scott Lagasse Jr. will be racing at the historic Road America racetrack in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Scott Jr. will be driving the Richard Childress Racing (RCR) No. 3 Bellin Health / American Cancer Society Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, and the No. 17 SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ / American Cancer Society Camaro in the TRANS AM Series race. This will be Lagasse, Jr.’s first start at the four-mile road course in both series.

Bellin Health, a leader in the fight against cancer in Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, is excited to partner with Scott Lagasse Jr. and the American Cancer Society in this cancer prevention message.

Bellin Health, will introduce Scott Jr. to the organization’s cancer team and patients at Bellin Health’s facilities on Thursday, August 24th. Scott Jr. will be sharing his message and signing racing memorabilia for patients, along with filming a PSA for Bellin Health. Twelve patients and their doctors will then join Scott Jr. as his VIP guests at Road America for Sunday’s NASCAR XFINITY Series race, where a cancer survivor will take their “Victory Lap” against cancer with him during driver intros.

“As an Ambassador for the American Cancer Society and Fight Colorectal Cancer in the fight against cancer, I’m excited to have Bellin Health partnered with us this weekend in bringing this message to the public. I am looking forward to meeting patients and their doctors, and sharing a fun time together at the race track where they can maybe enjoy a short break away from their health concerns,” said Scott Jr.

* Dates and Times for this weekends events. All times are Eastern Standard Time

SATURDAY, August 26

  • 2-2:55 p.m. EST: NASCAR XFINITY Series practice at Road America, NBCSN
  • 4-4:55 p.m. EST: NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice at Road America, NBCSN

SUNDAY, August 27

  • 2-2:55 p.m. EST: NASCAR XFINITY Series practice at Road America, NBCSN
  • 4-4:55 p.m. EST: NASCAR XFINITY Series final practice at Road America, NBCSN

Bellin Health:
For more than a century, Bellin Health has served the people of Northeast Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula with caring, expertise and a second-to-none focus on quality that make it the region’s premier health system. Known for its emphasis on preventive healthcare, Bellin is excited to partner with Scott Lagasse Jr. in his cancer prevention message. Renowned for community outreach, Bellin is the official healthcare partner of the Green Bay Packers and now an official partner in Scott Lagasse Jr.’s SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ message in NASCAR.

About American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is on a mission to save and celebrate lives while leading the fight for a world without cancer. Until this mission is accomplished, the American Cancer Society (cancer.org) will be funding and conducting research, sharing expert information, supporting patients and spreading the word about prevention. All so we can live longer – and better. Every day, thousands of cancer patients need a ride to their treatments. The Road to Recovery – a program organized by ACS – provided nearly 335,000 rides to treatment and other related appointments in 2016. You can donate to the Road to Recovery program by visiting cancer.org/screen.

About Screen Your Machine™:
SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ is Scott Lagasse Jr.’s personal and passionate quest to encourage people to be screened for all types of cancer. Scott is alive and healthy today as a colon cancer survivor because he got screened Scott is an outspoken proponent for cancer screening and official ambassador for The American Cancer Society (cancer.org/screen) and Fight Colorectal Cancer (FightCRC.org). In addition to launching SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™, Scott recently spoke during a TEDx conference on his personal experience and currently is the focus of a National PSA for FCRC. Scotty is utilizing his motorsports platform which includes NASCAR, the Trans Am Sport Car Series and Dirt Car racing, to reach every motorsports fan (represents 33% of all adults in this country) with his plea to ScreenYourMachine.org!

About Scott Lagasse Jr.:
Scott Jr. (Scotty) has been a driven individual from an early age, excelling in sports and as a high achiever in school, earning a college degree through the Bright Futures Scholar Program. Scotty’s commitment to excel in racing began at age 7 and includes winning races in motocross, karting, and many forms of auto racing. He is a mentor and role model to our younger generation, an avid cyclist and recognized advocate for Bicycle and Pedestrian safety. Please visit www.teamslr.com. Keep up to date with Scotty by following him on Twitter: @scottlagasse FACEBOOK: /scottlagassejr

About Fight Colorectal Cancer:
FightCRC.org is a national nonprofit advocacy organization fighting for a cure. It was founded in 2005 by Nancy Roach, a nationally-recognized patient advocate who witnessed the need for colorectal cancer advocacy after her mother-in-law’s diagnosis. The organization plays an important role in rallying colorectal cancer advocates to action. Fight CRC is known for activism and patient empowerment throughout patient, academic, political, scientific, medical and nonprofit communities. With a mission focused on advocacy, research, patient education and awareness, the organization serves advocates in every state of the U.S. and many others around the world. Fight CRC is a 4-star charity by Charity Navigator and 93 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to colorectal cancer programs. To learn more, visit FightCRC.org.

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