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Charlotte Motor Speedway paints pit wall pink

(Kristen Hampton | WBTV) (Kristen Hampton | WBTV)

In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Charlotte Motor Speedway invited dozens of survivors and their families out to paint the pit wall pink.

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson and soccer star Mia Hamm spoke during opening ceremonies on behalf of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. “Being a father of two daughters, hopefully there will be a cure by the time they’re facing these decisions in their lives,” Johnson said.

After a brief ceremony, survivors grabbed rollers and doused them in pink paint and set out to mark the speedway wall in honor of breast cancer awareness.

“This is inspiring,” said Sheryl Bodner, “I’m a survivor of 8 years and this is the first time I’m getting to do this.”

The event takes place in conjunction with the Oct. 7 Drive for the Cure 300 presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina to raise awareness for the continuing fight against breast cancer.

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