Ingersoll Rand Teams Up with TriStar Motorsports to ‘Give Cancer the Boot’ at NASCAR Nationwide Series Race
No. 44 car driven by Chad Hackenbracht is going pink on Oct. 11 to raise awareness, funds for the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc
DAVIDSON, N.C., Oct. 3, 2013 — Ingersoll Rand, a global leader in air compressors, tools, fluid management and material handling equipment, will be the primary sponsor of the No. 44 Ingersoll Rand/Tastee Apple Toyota Camry, driven by Chad Hackenbracht, during the Dollar General 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race, at Charlotte Motor Speedway, on
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Ingersoll Rand and TriStar Motorsports will run a special pink and black paint scheme showcasing the National Breast Cancer Foundation logo and pink ribbon to the back panel. Hackenbracht will also wear a pink-themed helmet and fire suit during the race, which will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and auctioned off at a later date.
As part of the “Give Cancer the Boot” breast cancer awareness campaign, Ingersoll Rand will donate up to $50,000 to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, which funds their Early Detection Plan, educational programs, online support communities, mammogram and diagnostics services and breast cancer research.
“Breast cancer is a widespread disease that universally impacts Ingersoll Rand employees, customers and our society as a whole,” said Scott Krull, president – Americas Industrial Technologies, Ingersoll Rand. “Early detection is key to successfully treating the disease. We are proud to partner with The National Breast Cancer Foundation, which funds programs domestically and internationally to help spread the word about prevention and treatment to the areas Ingersoll Rand operates and beyond.”
The “Give Cancer the Boot” promotion extends beyond the racetrack. Ingersoll Rand will give away pink protective tool boots with qualifying ImpactoolTM kit purchases beginning Oct. 1, while supplies last. For more information on the “Give Cancer the Boot” promotion and qualifying tool kits — 231HA-BCA, 231HA-2-BCA, 231C-BCA — visit ingersollrandproducts.com.
Ingersoll Rand will also add a pink car to its Thunder Gun Pit Crew Titans mobile app, which allows users to experience a virtual racing pit stop and compete against their friends. Beginning in mid-October, players will have the option to race the “Team Breast Cancer Awareness” pink car. The game is free and can be downloaded from the Apple, Amazon, Google and Window app stores.
In addition, Ingersoll Rand is hosting an enterprise-wide “Wear Pink Day” on Oct. 9 to promote breast cancer awareness.