ARCA Driver Dicky Williamson Races to Raise Awareness for Breastcancer.org
Dicky Williamson and his sister,
Theresa, a 3-year breast cancer survivor
In an effort to honor his sister, Theresa, who is a breast cancer survivor, Dicky Williamson generously donated space on his #27 race car for the Breastcancer.org logo. His hope was to raise awareness among the crowds at Daytona about the organization, and draw attention to how race fans can show their support. He chose the first and biggest race of the ARCA season to highlight Breastcancer.org.
Williamson said that after witnessing his sister's experience while battling breast cancer, he understands how critical it is for women and their families to have access to reliable medical information and a supportive community.
Williamson raced at the ARCA RE/MAX Daytona 200 in Florida on February 8th - 10th. Not only did he have the Breastcancer.org logo on his race car, he and members of his pit crew shaved their heads right there on the race track to show that he was racing for breast cancer awareness. He also got most of the drivers in the race to attach pink ribbon decals to their cars.
Although Williamson did not qualify for the race on the February 10th due to engine trouble, his efforts generated incredible public awareness for Breastcancer.org. Williamson will continue to promote breast cancer awareness throughout the ARCA racing season.
"We are honored Dicky Williamson has chosen Breastcancer.org in his mission to raise awareness. Through this extremely visible gift, he has given us the opportunity to engage thousands of race fans, introducing them to Breastcancer.org and our mission," said Dr. Marisa Weiss, chief medical officer of Breastcancer.org.
Dicky Williamson having his head
shaved to increase breast cancer awareness
at the ARCA RE/MAX Daytona 200 in Florida