Phil Frengs, founder of Racing to End Alzheimer’s
When I first came up with the idea to remove the corporate logos from our car’s livery and replace them with the names of people who have been afflicted with Alzheimer’s, it certainly wasn’t in the hopes of starting a movement. Back then, it was just a way to wrest a little control over a disease that had personally left my family reeling.
But now, with 3 racing teams actively fundraising along with another half-dozen competitor vehicles supporting our cause by racing with the Racing to End Alzheimer’s branding on their liveries, it is starting to feel very much like a movement.
Our cars have been seen by more than 1 million live spectators and a broadcast and social audience of over 8 million unique viewers. We’ve partnered with a Film Premiere, been written about in national magazines and interviewed on podcasts and radio shows. Most importantly, though, we’ve collectively raised over $200,000 to date, and that is just the beginning.
But with only two races remaining in the 2019 racing season; this Saturday’s race at WeatherTech Raceway at Laguna Seca in Monterey, California and the final race of the season on October 11th at the Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway in Atlanta, Georgia, time is running out on your opportunity to place the name of your loved one on our championship race car this year.
Do you want to join our team and become a part of the Racing to End Alzheimer’s movement? If so, I ask that you donate right now at www.r2endalz.org