SCOTT LAGASSE JR. TAKES HIS cancer MESSAGE TO WISCONSIN

(Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin) August 29, 2017

TeamSLRScott Lagasse Jr. had a busy visit to Wisconsin over the past week culminating in two races on Sunday. Scott Jr. continues on his mission to save lives by taking advantage of the spotlight in racing to share his message. Scott’s first stop was in Green Bay Wisconsin where he visited with area cancer patients at The Cancer Team at Bellin Health Systems in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Scott spent time listening and sharing cancer experiences with patients. He toured the Bellin Health facilities and spoke with doctors and nurses, sharing how his cancer experience had motivated him to create his SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ message and utilize his reach, as a NASCAR driver, to promote age appropriate cancer screenings.

TeamSLROn Sunday, Scott Jr. would make his first start in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the Trans Am Series on the famed 4-mile road course at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. In the Trans Am Series race, he finished a strong 8th place in the pouring rain after starting from the rear of the field. The rain cleared out for the start of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race where it would be a roller coaster ride for Scott Jr. He started 9th, moved forward, then to the rear, then toward the front again. It was a long day on the track to say the least. Scott Jr. showed great speed all day. Passing so many cars during the race he felt like he should have been in the top 5, but at the end of the day, the scoreboard showed a 23rd place finish. “A special thanks to my team and the people at RCR for the great effort this weekend.”

TeamSLR“A big thanks to Bellin Health Systems, and American Cancer Society for supporting my SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ message. It was great meeting the folks at Bellin Health, all of the patients, nurses, staff and doctors. I wish I could have given them all a better finish, but our overarching goal is to get the message out, and with the support of Bellin Health and ACS, we accomplished that. A win would have beengreat, but taking colon cancer survivor Scott Bannach, who was successfully treated by The Cancer Team at Bellin Health, around the track for his Victory Lap against cancer gave Mr. Bannach, myself, Bellin Health and American Cancer Society a win before the race even started! I really looking forward to the growth of our program with ACS and other partners for 2018.” – Scott Jr.

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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