Verizon IndyCar Series driver Pippa Mann confirmed this morning that she will run the Indianapolis 500 with Dale Coyne Racing. Once again, Mann will sport her pink gear and car in support of breast cancer awareness through Susan G. Komen. This year’s race will be the fourth for the driver at the Brickyard. Last year, she qualified 22nd but ran into a mechanical issue that left her to settle for a 24th-place finish.
“It was an honor last year to be able to partner with Susan G. Komen,” said Mann. “By bringing Komen’s iconic images and colors to the Indy 500, we were able to promote its cause, while raising funds and awareness for Komen’s mission.
“The last time I strapped into a racecar may have been last May, but I feel very fortunate to have had such strong support from the Dale Coyne Racing team and from Team Owner Dale Coyne over the past 12 months. We are all thrilled to bring this pink program back for a second year running.”
Since last year’s Indy 500, Mann has gotten even more involved in breast cancer awareness events throughout the country and especially in the central Indiana area.
“Pippa’s passion for our cause inspires us all,” said Komen President and CEO Judy Salerno, M.D., M.S. “Whether on the track or out in the community, her commitment to raising awareness and funds brings us one step closer to a world without breast cancer.”
Along with Mann’s involvement in the Indy 500, this year there will be a new campaign that will allow fans and donors to be even more involved in fundraising for Susan G. Komen.
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