Race car driver supports Camp Ta-Kum-Ta
By KELLY MARCH
From The Colchester Sun - April 3, 2014
If you visited the Thunder Road International Speedbowl in Barre last season, you may have noticed a pink race car decorated with a breast cancer awareness ribbon circulating the speedway. You also could have seen the car at various cancer awareness events around the state, such as at the Colchester CanSURvive 5K or Relay for Life.
The driver of that car, Jennifer Getty, is gearing up for her seventh season racing at Thunder Road and her second season dedicated to a chosen cause.
“Last year I decided to use my race car to benefit the community,” the Essex Junction born Cambridge resident explained Friday. “As race car drivers, we have the ability to reach so many people. It is an amazing opportunity if you take advantage of it and do something good. Last year I decided to paint my race car pink and to race it with the pink breast cancer ribbon on the side. I donated 10 percent of my race earnings to The American Cancer Society. I also sold space on the trunk of my race car for $100 each and for each $100 space sold, I donated $10 to the SD Ireland Cancer Research Fund.