The Powder Puff Race for the Cure is the largest off-road all-women driver event.
Porter, TX (PRWEB) September 15, 2010
Nothing is better than competitive racers leaving it all out on the track. Then to add another component to the excitement of the race, it is an all female event that supports breast cancer research. In its fifth year, race organizers are expecting a record number of participants for the annual Powder Puff Race for the Cure presented by Mohave Off-Road Enthusiast (M.O.R.E.), with high performance synthetic lubrication manufacturer Royal Purple as title sponsor.
The Powder Puff Race for the Cure is the largest off-road all-women driver event. Women drivers, co-drivers and their teams from across the country will head to Barstow, CA, where the action will take place Oct. 8-9. The track is a 20-mile Mojave off-road loop with vehicles split into two different heats. Proceeds and donations acquired from the event will benefit Cedars-Sinai Breast Cancer Research Center.
“With the increasing number of women racers and spectators at each race, we’re anticipating this year’s event to be the biggest and best yet. The Powder Puff is not just about winning the race. It’s also about supporting the research to find a cure for breast cancer. We are honoring those who are currently in the fight for their lives, survivors and remembering those who have succumbed to the disease,” said Patrick Burris, Royal Purple Motor Sports Coordinator.
Last year, the Powder Puff Race for the Cure eclipsed previous numbers with more than 10,000 spectators and 180 teams participating. Their combined efforts raised $120,000 for the Cedar Sinai Women’s Breast Cancer Research Center. For this year’s event, the Powder Puff Race for the Cure has set the bar even higher, with a goal of $150,000 to continue research efforts. Royal Purple has pledged $50,000 in support of this year’s funds drive.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women in the United States. Breast cancer does not just affect women, but also men. Nearly 200,000 women and 2,000 men will be diagnosed and about 40,000 women and 400 men will die from breast cancer this year. M.O.R.E (Mohave Off-Road Racing Enthusiast), The Off-Road Community and Royal Purple have come together to support the fight against Breast Cancer.
About Royal Purple
Royal Purple manufactures high performance synthetic lubricants for consumer and industrial needs. For more information about Royal Purple or its products, contact Royal Purple Inc., One Royal Purple Lane, Porter, TX 77365, 281-354-8600, http://www.royalpurple.com.