Pink Fundracer Challenge set to save lives this Breast Cancer Awareness Month
17 October 2020 at 9:00 am
This year’s Supercars Pro Eseries is turning pink to raise funds on the virtual track
Motorsports enthusiasts and online gaming fans are uniting to raise money for breast cancer research, thanks to a new charity partnership.
The Repco Supercars Pro Eseries has teamed up with breast cancer research organisation Breast Cancer Trials to launch the “Pink Fundracer”.
Simulated racers in the Eseries – who compete from home using the iRacing platform – will not only go head-to-head on the virtual track, they’ll also be racing each other to the top of the Pink Fundracer leaderboard.
The riders are raising critical funding for breast cancer research during the event, which is taking place in October to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Before round one of the Pro Eseries begins on 28 October, fans across Australia are being urged to support the Pink Fundracer challenge by sponsoring their favourite driver or team.
The cars will also be turned pink during round one of the series to raise awareness about the devastating impact breast cancer has on Australian families and to encourage donations.
Julie Callaghan, the COO of fundraising and philanthropy at Breast Cancer Trials, said the Pink Fundracer offered a unique opportunity to participate in a fun and impactful fundraising event from the safety of your own home.
“Unfortunately, even during a pandemic, breast cancer marches on and over 20,000 Australians will be diagnosed this year,” Callaghan said.
“This partnership with Repco Supercars Pro Eseries will help minimise the impact COVID-19 has on our ability to continue research and will help change the future for all women and men at risk of breast cancer.”
Round one of the series will be broadcast live on Fox Sports, Kayo, Supercars Facebook, Twitch and YouTube on 28 October from 7:30pm.
You can find out more about the partnership here.