A 22-year-old race car driver has decided to donate half of his winnings to a breast cancer awareness organization. According to the Herald Mail Media, Cody Kershner has been racing for seven years and recently decided to give back to his community. His aunt and grandmother are both breast cancer survivors, so the local organization Breast Cancer Awareness-Cumberland Valley was a perfect fit.
Kershner usually competes in races with a $200 prize, however, he recently won two competitions that each presented $2,000 in winnings. He chose to donate the prize from the Hagerstown race to the breast cancer awareness group.
"We had a really big year," Kershner told the source. "I was doing really good and decided to give back."
BCA-CV serves communities in Maryland, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. The charity has a variety of services, including the Angel Program, where newly diagnosed breast cancer patients receive weekly notes and cards. Additionally, it offers a toll-free Hopeline manned by breast cancer survivors who are available to provide support to others dealing with the disease. BCA-CV also offers free turbans, wigs and hats to people undergoing chemotherapy.Whizzco