Fight Back Express bus at Lowe’s Motor Speedway Saturday
CONCORD ó As part of a six-month, 48-state tour, the Fight Back Express bus will stop at Lowe’s Motor Speedway from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
It will be in the Gold Parking lot.The bus is visiting several cities in western North Carolina, carrying the message, “If one person can battle cancer, a nation can rise up and defeat it.”
The Concord stop is in conjunction with Speedway Children’s Charities.
Featured speakers will be Kathy Chaffin, reporter for the Salisbury Post and two-time cancer survivor, and Charlotte Fisher, a cancer survivor. They will be joined by Lug Nut, official mascot of Lowe’s Motor Speedway and Legend Cars.The tour, sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, is highlighting the crucial role elected officials play in making cancer a national priority.
Policies and programs at the federal, state and local levels have the potential to help defeat cancer, which will kill an estimated 565,650 people in America this year. In North Carolina alone, an estimated 17,450 people will die from the disease this year.
Community members, American Cancer Society volunteers, cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and their families, will hold a rally to welcome the Fight Back Express, a mobile action center where visitors can share their stories with their elected officials through the electronic Picture A Cure program and sign a petition to guarantee all Americans access to quality health care.
The Fight Back Express bus tour comes on the heels of a major public education campaign by the Cancer Action Network and the American Cancer Society to raise awareness about the critical need for access to quality health care for all Americans.