DragonFire Races To Beat Breast Cancer
CHANDLER, AZ – October 11, 2016 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Wether they are pro racers or pit moms, women are uniting this weekend to win the battle against breast cancer. Since 2005, the Mojave Off-Road Racing Enthusiasts (M.O.R.E.) Powder Puff event has been raising money and awareness to beat breast cancer. On Saturday, October 15, a full field of female racers head to the desert just outside Barstow, CA, to race towards a cure and once again DragonFire is proud to be participating.
DragonFire’s Pro UTV racer Lacrecia Beurrier is teaming up with our own operations controller Amy Johnson this year. “I have never forgotten how it all started for me at the M.O.R.E. Powder Puff event,” says the 3X Mint 400 winner and emergency room RN. “I had never even driven the Rhino before my first Powder Puff. I finished 4th out of 10 girls and racing became a passion after that. I continue to race and raise money to help breast cancer awareness to this day.”
Breast cancer remains a serious issue: Nearly 1 in 8 U.S. women will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime. In 2016 alone, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S., along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer according to non-profit Breastcancer.org.
“Nearly 12% of American women can expect to develop breast cancer in their lifetime,” she adds. “I have the pink highlights and ribbons on the race car for those that have lost, are fighting or have won their battle with cancer. I want to honor them and hopefully give them or their family a smile.”
In addition to her annual donations to the Cedars Sinai Breast Cancer research fund, Lacrecia stepped it up this year raffling off an MSR custom-painted replica helmet and matching pink jersey. The drawing for the winner will take place at the Powder Puff race.
“We are honored to help Lacrecia win the race for a cure,” adds co-driver Amy. She notes DragonFire also awarded five sets of pink belts at the Sand Sports Super Show, Arizona Off-Road Expo and Off-Road Expo in Pomona this year. “DragonFire is racing for a reason — beating breast cancer is the real finish line!” For “more” details on M.O.R.E. click here: http://moreracing.net/races/race-for-a-cure
DragonFire shares your passion for the sport! Whether it is exploring the badlands, racing at the local track, hauling a bale of hay to the north 40 or taking the entire family to the dunes for a holiday weekend to make some memories, DragonFire is there! Not only does DragonFire pride itself on #MakingMemories, with the 2015 BITD Pro Unlimited title, another Heartland Classic win and three Mint 400s in the bank, we are also pretty darn good at #MakingChampions!
M.O.R.E. — Mojave Off-Road Racing Enthusiasts — provides a venue and format for off-road enthusiast to compete against one another in a grueling test of speed, endurance and ingenuity. M.O.R.E. aims to promote desert racing in Southern California and the surrounding areas. Having race classes from stock buggies to high end unlimited vehicles, M.O.R.E. provides a racing outlet for all off-road desert racers. Formed by Jim Clements in 1997, M.O.R.E. partnered with the Jeffers family for the 2014 season. M.O.R.E aims to keep racing affordable, competitive, safe and racer-friendly. Mojave Off-Road Racing Enthusiasts is here to serve the family of off -road desert racers.
Source: Motorsport Aftermarket Group