Press release: NASCAR driver Willie Allen to raise awareness for ALS at Dover

Day Enterprises Racing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Willie Allen will carry the logo of The ALS Association on the hood of his No. 05 Chevrolet during the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Dover International Speedway on Sept. 25.

ALS, better known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a cause that is very close to Allen and his family. Allen recently lost his father to ALS and hopes to help raise awareness for the disease. Allen and the Day Enterprise team will host several guests from The ALS Association by making them honorary pit crew members at this weekend's event.

"Having The ALS Association logo on our car this weekend means the world to me," said Allen. "Having lost my father to ALS, this is a cause that is very close to my heart. I hope we can help The ALS Association raise the level of awareness for this terrible disease. There is definitely a lack of money available for research and a cure has yet to be discovered. The ALS Association is doing a great job leading global research and providing people with ALS access to support services. I'm looking forward to meeting our honorary crew members this weekend and discussing the effects of ALS with them. Hopefully we'll run up front and bring home a good finish for everyone."

The ALS Association, headquartered in Washington, DC, relentlessly pursues its mission of leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support. The ALS Association is the only non-profit organization fighting Lou Gehrig’s Disease on every front. By leading the way in global research, providing assistance for people with ALS through a nationwide network of chapters, coordinating multidisciplinary care through certified clinical care centers, and fostering government partnerships, The Association builds hope and enhances quality of life while aggressively searching for new treatments and a cure.

"The ALS Association is excited about the opportunity to be involved with Mr. Allen and his team and appreciate his willingness to help raise awareness about ALS," said ALS Association President and CEO Jane H. Gilbert. "We welcome NASCAR to join us in providing hope to the 30,000 Americans and their families who live with ALS."

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