Alexis DeJoria enters the final three races of the 2016 NHRA season in 10th place in the Funny Car standings.
FOURTH-YEAR PROGRAM HAS PROVIDED THE PROCEDURE TO NEARLY 350 NHRA FANS
NHRA Funny Car driver Alexis DeJoria is once again taking an active role in the fight against breast cancer during the month of October.
Alexis DeJoria Racing is partnering with Baylor Health and Nevada Health Care Systems (NVHC) to bring back the Free Mammograms for the Fans program. Baylor and NVHC’s “mammovans” (mobile mammography units) will be on-site at the AAA Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at the Texas Motorplex (Oct. 14-15) and the NHRA Toyota Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Oct. 28-29).
The Free Mammograms for the Fans program, now in its fourth year, allows women over the age of 40 to come out to the Dallas and Las Vegas tracks on an event ticket and receive a free mammogram, regardless of their health insurance status.
Since the program’s inception in 2013, nearly 350 free mammograms have been provided to female NHRA race fans. After two successful years of bringing NVHC’s mammovan to Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the decision was made in 2015 to expand the program to include the Texas NHRA Fall Nationals at Texas Motorplex.
“The last three years with this program have been incredible,” said DeJoria, driver of the Tequila Patrón Toyota Camry and the most recent Las Vegas Funny Car winner. “Alexis DeJoria Racing is committed to providing free mammograms as long as we are out on the race track. The outpouring of support for this program is astounding.
“Breast cancer awareness is a subject very dear to our hearts. Early detection is key, and being proactive is the best way to fight this.”
DeJoria will stop by the mammovans throughout the weekend, offering support and sharing hugs with women whose nerves may be getting the best of them. She strongly encourages women to take advantage of the opportunity to get screened for free in a fun, stress-free environment.
“Don’t be shy, ladies,” DeJoria said. “We’ll all be out there supporting each other. We have a great group of women that come out and operate the mammovans.”
Alexis DeJoria Racing’s Free Mammograms for the Fans program is sponsored by the Patrón Spirits Co., Toyota, Kalitta Motorsports and DeJoria’s fanbase, which has supported the program through online charity auctions and personal donations.
“Each year, we work hard to put the word out about this program, and the impact has grown every year,” added DeJoria. “The more people that find out about it, the better. Thank you to Patrón, Toyota, Kalitta and all of our amazing fans who continue to purchase items through our online auctions. All of this makes it possible for us to be able to provide, and continue to expand, this potentially life-saving program each year.”
No appointment, insurance or referrals are necessary. Mammograms are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, please visit alexisdejoria.com.