Indy car champ teams with AutoNation, FastBoats.com for ‘Race Against Can­cer’

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AutoNation, Amer­ica’s largest auto re­tailer, and FastBoats.com have teamed with Ryan Hunter-Reay to host “The Yel­low Party,” a fundraiser to ben­e­fit Hunter-Reay’s non­profit, Rac­ing for Can­cer. The event, set for Nov. 2 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Cock­tail Barge Hi-Per­for­mance dock, will take place dur­ing the Fort Laud­erdale Boat Show at Bahia Mar Ma­rina.

Rac­ing for Can­cer is a non­profit that pro­motes the im­por­tance of get­ting tested and catch­ing can­cer in its early stages. Hunter-Reay’s mother, Ly­dia, never had a colonoscopy when she was di­ag­nosed with stage IV colon can­cer.

“That missed op­por­tu­nity cost all of us the per­son we loved so much,” said Hunter-Reay. “If we can do any­thing to make peo­ple aware of the im­por­tance of early de­tec­tion of can­cer, we’ll save lives and oth­ers won’t have to lose loved ones.”

AutoNation has part­nered with Hunter-Reay on a na­tional ef­fort to raise funds for Rac­ing for Can­cer, match­ing up to $500,000 of all funds raised. The non­profit has no paid staff, so any funds raised go di­rectly to the mis­sion of pro­mot­ing early de­tec­tion and gen­eral aware­ness of can­cer preven­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion about “The Yel­low Party,” email Gail But­ler at But­lerg@ AutoNation.com. To pur­chase tick­ets, visit www.black­tiesouth­florida.com and click on event reg­is­tra­tion.

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