Featured in PSA for National Movement in Fight Against Lung Cancer
Indianapolis, IN (May 13, 2014) – Rev Racing driver Mackena Bell, pilot of the Special Smiles Pediatric Dentistry #21 Toyota Camry, is teaming up with the American Lung Association in the launch of LUNG FORCE.
LUNG FORCE is a national health education movement with a mission to unite women to stand together for lung health and against lung cancer. As part of her work with the Lung Association, Bell is featured in a new public service announcement (PSA) focused on this cause.
“Being one of the few woman racecar drivers, I feel a responsibility to call attention to important issues, like women’s lung health. Most women don’t consider lung cancer to be a serious health threat and are not aware of the alarming facts,” said Bell.
“Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of women with one of the lowest five-year survival rates of all cancer types – approximately 16 percent. The rate of new lung cancer cases in women has doubled over the last 35 years. These are startling statistics, so I’m proud to join the Lung Association’s Lung Force to advance lung health, for innovations in research that will lead to earlier detection and more personalized treatments, so that everyone has a fighting chance,” she said.
Bell, 23, is competing in her fifth season with Rev Racing. In 2013, Bell made the transition from the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series to the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. In her first season racing in the K&N Pro Series, Bell accumulated two top 5 and four top 10 finishes in 14 starts. She also became the highest qualifying female in series history with her 4th place effort at Iowa Speedway.
The PSA will premier during the Indy 500 in Indianapolis on Sunday, May 25 and will air on local TV network affiliates across the country. Visit LungForce.org to view the PSA online.
About Rev Racing: Headquartered in Concord, NC, Rev Racing, owned by Max Siegel, operates the NASCAR Drive for Diversity Program, which is the industry’s leading developmental program for ethnic minorities and women drivers and pit crew members. For more information about Rev Racing visit revracing.net or follow us on Twitter @RevRacin.
About the American Lung Association: To save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, and with your generous support, the American Lung Association is “Fighting for Air” through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the American Lung Association or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit www.Lung.org.
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