IMSA.TV Highlights Racing to End Alzheimer’s

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

The #17 Rickie Fowler/Legistics/RS1 Porsche Cayman — sporting its purple sash and purple wheels — is Racing to end Alzheimer’s!

#17 finished fourth in the weather-shortened Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America. 

Drivers Nick Galante and Spencer Pumpelly continue their pursuit of a repeat championship at the upcoming Biscuitville Grand Prix at VIRginia International Speedway this coming weekend, August 25-August 26. It will be the last race in which the #17 carries its current colors, prior to the switch to the Alzheimer’s Honor Livery. The car will have its sponsor logos removed, and will be covered with the names of loved ones of people who have donated to Racing to End Alzheimer’s Foundation.

Race fans who want to honor their family members and friends who have been affected by Alzheimer’s disease (or any other form of dementia), can simply go to www.r2endalz.org, and make a donation. They’ll see the name of their honoree on the car along with many others on Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca 240, in Monterey, CA, on September 22-23. 

Viewers can join PGA golfer Rickie Fowler at r2endalz.org to fund research for an Alzheimer’s cure and provide support for the families who have Alzheimer’s victims living with them.

Phil Frengs, the CEO of Legistics which sponsors #17, developed the concept. He confirmed that Legistics will cover all the administrative and marketing expenses for Racing to End Alzheimer’s. 100% of the funds received will be donated to research and support. “I‘ve never seen anyone do this before — removing corporate logos on a race car to be replaced by the names of our fans’ loved ones who suffer from a disease,” said Frengs. “I’m just happy that we can make a difference for those in great need. I hope many more race fans will join us.”

Justin Bellinzoni, RS1 team owner invites everyone to the paddock where RS1 staff will hand out purple Racing to End Alzheimer’s bracelets and answer questions about the team’s charitable commitment. For more information, visit Racing to End Alzheimer’s Foundation at r2endalz.org

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