Did you know that on average, 500 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer every day? According to cancer.ca, out of those people, an average of 200 will die due to cancer each day.
With it affecting that many people on a daily basis, there are those are taking a stand to raise money and one of thoe people is Sunset International Speedway racer Taylor Holdaway.
For the second straight year, Holdaway and Holdaway Motorsports are doing their Race For The Cure fundraiser.
Holdaway started the fundraiser last year as he wanted to do something different.
"Same paint scheme every year, gets kind of boring," he says. "I know some cars in the (United) States tried to do something like me – like they did their numbers pink or something. I wanted to go a little bit more wild than them and paint the car pink."
In the second year doing it, Holdaway is hoping to raise over $2500 through donations from fans. Fans are welcome to make a donation of any amount that they can, and certain amounts have special perks involved.
For a $10 donation, fans can sign a ribbon that will be put on the car, once it is painted pink at the beginning of September. The No. 41 ImageFactor.ca, OntarioOval.com, Downing Roofing Ltd., Vortex Brake Pads and Holdaway Automotive Late Model will debut its pink paint scheme on September 1st.
For a $5 donation, fans can get a raffle ticket that gives them the chance to win a one of a kind diecast car of last year's car.
On September 1st, Sunset Speedway will host "Race For The Cure" night, where Holdaway and team will be doing a 50/50 draw to continue to collect donations.
Fans who would like to get in touch with Holdaway Motorsports about donating money towards cancer research and learn more about Taylor Holdaway, can either like their facebook page ‘Holdaway Motorsports’, follow Taylor on twitter @41holdaway, see Taylor in the pits after racing on the weekend, or e-mail Holdaway Motorsports at Holdawaymotorsports@hotmail.com.