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Supercross, Angels support Breast Cancer

As the 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season continues to roll with what is shaping up to be one of the most competitive seasons ever, Feld Motor Sports and Angels Baseball are teaming up for the final Anaheim race of the season this Saturday in support of finding a cure for breast cancer. The first-ever PINK supercross race will help fund the Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure 60-mile walk. There will be a press conference tomorrow at Noon inside the Diamond Club inside Angel Stadium to discuss this inaugural event.

Cancer survivor Shasta Johnson and Team Shasta will join thousands of other dedicated women and men for the San Diego Breast Cancer 3-Day to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer research. The three-day, 60-mile walk benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure requires months of physical and financial preparation, challenge and triumph. Participants commit to raising $2,300 in order to participate and follow a four to sixth month physical training program.

Monster Energy Supercross will undergo a PINK theme during its final race from Angel Stadium on Saturday as riders, teams will show their support by showcasing various elements of pink in what will be a truly unique event. Teams like Muscle Milk/Toyota/ JGR Yamaha, Hart and Huntington and MotoConcepts will stand out thanks to their support for the cause while several other riders and teams plan on getting into the spirit as well. Fans are also encouraged to join the fight and wear something pink to the Anaheim event.

In addition to the pink-accented ambiance throughout the pits and on the track, a special auction will be held, featuring a variety of items from some of Monster Energy Supercross’ biggest names and most prominent supporters. Gear, goggles, photos and exclusive items of memorabilia from names like Dungey, Short, Joe Gibbs Racing and Scott will be up for bid on Saturday, continuing to raise money and awareness for one of the most common diseases women are forced to battle.

Breast cancer will affect one in eight women in the U.S. and the disease knows no boundaries-be it age, gender, socio-economic status or, more broadly, the state of the economy. The sport of supercross and its fans recognize the need for charitable involvement and Saturday will be a showcase of the strength in the racing industry.

This Thursday, a special press conference on behalf of Feld Motor Sports and Angels Baseball will be held to show the commitment of each respective party in support of this special event. Additionally, various riders will be on hand to show their support.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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