LAGASSE & FIGHT CRC in NASCAR SEASON FINALE

(Homestead-Miami, Florida) November 17, 2017

Event: Homestead-Miami 300 – Saturday, November 18, 2017
Venue: Homestead-Miami Speedway – Homestead, FL

This weekend, Scott Lagasse, Jr., will be behind the wheel of the RCR No. 3 Fight Colorectal Cancer/ SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ Chevrolet for the XFINITY Series’ season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Scott is on a mission in the RCR No. 3 car and looking to bring home a great finish in the Homestead-Miami NASCAR Xfinity Series Race.

Cancer doesn’t care about your age … “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 a check-up. Scott is an outspoken proponent for cancer screening. He is a national spokesperson for Fight Colorectal Cancer (FightCRC.org), and an official ambassador for the American Cancer Society (cancer.org).

Until the goal is reached… From day one the focus of Fight Colorectal Cancer has been to get the voices of advocates heard. It’s our belief that when leaders see and hear those impacted by their decisions, change occurs. For over a decade we’ve watched this happen. There’s nothing like a personal story to change minds. Today, Fight Colorectal Cancer is the leading patient advocacy group in colorectal cancer. We’re known for our extremely loud, involved (and sometimes even feisty) voices. We have no plans of slowing down or stopping until we reach our goal: a cure.

“I am looking forward to getting back behind the No. 3 Fight CRC/ SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ Richard Childress Chevrolet Camaro this weekend at Homestead. This track provides a lot of different lines to run, but none more fun than right up against the fence. It makes it exciting for us as drivers, and the fans.

Our goal is to draw extra attention to the need for people over age 50 to be screened for colorectal cancer. I’m amazed at how many lives can be saved by simply getting screened and I am honored to drive the No. 3 car and to be working with FCRC and ACS. Not sure that it gets much better than this. Please SCREEN YOUR MACHINE™ (screenyourmachine.org)!”

You can catch all of the racing action at the following times and networks.

  • Saturday, November 18, 11 a.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying at Miami, CNBC
  • Saturday, November 18, 3 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Countdown to Green: Miami, NBCSN
  • Saturday, November 18, 3:30 p.m., NASCAR XFINITY Series Ford EcoBoost 300 at Miami, NBCSN. Radio: SiriusXM Channel 90 or MRN


    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.

    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 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.

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