Reading a post this morning on National Karting Alliance got me thinking, about the opportunities that some racers have taken, using motorsports as a way to positively bring awareness to other causes. Either because it affects them, or because it’s something they are passionate about.
So I was curious, how many of us here on the forums promote, or sponsor some cause outside of their own personal racing? I figured we could use this thread to learn more about each other, and where we might be able to help one another.
Personally, I work with OUILLC and the Northwest Kidney Centers to help raise awareness about kidney health. Kidney health has been a genetic thing in my family, and my mother has had a kidney transplant, in the last 8 years.
She’s now been recovering asambassador for kidney health, is working with the University of Washington Kidney Centers, and has been to the White House, several times to promote kidney health.
Racing-wise, I help by promoting Team Hope, which is the local fitness group of Team Transplant. They promote positive health and connect transplant recipients together in a support group for one another. (I’ve done two half-marathons and some fundraisers with them, and have run the Team Hope logo on everyone of my karts.)