DAVIE, FLA. (WSVN) - An Indy 500 champion suited up to drive out cancer at an event in Davie, Monday.
AutoNation and professional race car driver Ryan Hunter-Reay teamed up to spread awareness about the importance of raising funds to find a cure for cancer. The event, held at Nova Southeastern University, featured the unveiling of a display of the car Hunter-Reay raced to victory at the 2014 Indy 500.
A spokesperson for AutoNation told 7News the event starts off Indy Week on campus. “It’s gonna be a great event. It’s a great way to kick off Indy Week here,” said Marc Cannon, “and it’s a great way to celebrate AutoNation’s partnership with Ryan Hunter-Reay and Nova Southeastern University.”
Since 2013, AutoNation and Hunter-Reay’s nonprofit, Racing for Cancer, have raised more than $7 million for cancer research.
The 2016 Indy 500 is set to take place Sunday.
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