Congratulations are in order for all those who participated in raising a whopping €11,351 funds for Breast Cancer Awareness at the recent Ironman GNCC race.
The event was deemed a "pink race" in honour of October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with several partners participating to raise money for the cause, resulting in a grand total of $11,351.
All proceeds raised were donated to the Montgomery County Free Clinic (MCFC), a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing free mammogram examinations, wigs, transportation and support to those affected across the Crawfordsville and Montgomery County region.
The local community is full of race enthusiasts that support Ironman Raceway, which has been a favourite stop for the GNCC National the past 23 years.
“The Montgomery County community is grateful for the support of GNCC Racing and its partners who contribute to the Montgomery County Free Clinic/Faith Alliance Fund.
“These funds will stay here in Montgomery County and assist local residents with needs related to fighting breast cancer.
“The GNCC Ironman does an incredible job of promoting the pink race and we are very appreciative of the support.”
HBD Moto Grafx, the official graphic sponsor of GNCC, provided specialty graphics for both ATVs and bikes.
Front number plates resulted in a $5 donation, while a full set of front and side backgrounds included a $10 donation.
Background sales steamed a $200 donation. In addition, HBD Moto Grafx sold exclusive GNCC breast cancer awareness stickers for a minimum donation of $1 that raised over $500 dollars.
Directly after the 10 a.m. WXC podium Sunday morning, the custom pink backdrop, autographed by each podium finisher at the Ironman GNCC, was auctioned off to Indiana's own Jason Royer and raised $1000.
The RPM/KTM fundraiser winners were also picked for the limited edition 100-year anniversary team replica toy KTM bikes. Raffle tickets were purchased at the RPM/KTM pit on vendor row and placed in the corresponding bucket per each rider's bike.
Mike Hall took home the Chris Bach bike, while Jess Checca won Mike Witkowski's. Travis Grooms was the lucky recipient of Rachel Gutish's bike and Richard Bertine won Jesse Ansley's.
“I would like to thank everyone who participated in the breast cancer fundraiser, and a special thanks to Ronnie Hames and his crew at HBD Moto Grafx for taking time to create the perfect replica graphics," said team spokesperson, Ellen Fleming.
“Also thank you to Tom Fleming for meticulously painting and assembling the bikes.”