British racing driver and AFH athlete Pippa Mann partnered with Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, for this year’s Indianapolis 500 in a groundbreaking campaign. Pippa showed support during the month of May for Susan G Komen by wearing a pink helmet and firesuit while her car had the Susan G Komen name and logo on the side pods in lieu of a traditional title sponsor.
Speaking about the partnership, Mann said: “This entire project started with the idea of simply taking my red crash helmet, and turning it pink to support the cause, and it has grown into something fairly amazing in a very short space of time. My Indianapolis 500 this year is no longer about me. This pink car will be out on track representing Komen, representing the survivors, and remembering those who sadly did not win their hard fought battles against breast cancer. To have been a part of creating this opportunity for Susan G. Komen at the Indianapolis 500, and to now be a part of actually making this happen, is something I am incredibly proud of.”
Using the national platform of the world-famous race, she helped raise funding and awareness for the breast cancer organization. We congratulate Pippa on her 24th place finish at the Indianapolis 500 and we applaud her for partnering with a nonprofit in this unique manner. For more information about how you can help Pippa’s efforts for Susan G. Komen, visit www.racewithpippa.com.