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2005 Prostate Cancer Speakers - Richard & Kyle Petty

Evansville Cancer Center was delighted to present the fourth annual prostate cancer awareness program "The Race Against Prostate Cancer with Richard & Kyle Petty".

Richard Petty, ‘The King of Racing’, holds more records than any other driver in NASCAR history. Following in the footsteps of his grandfather, Lee and his father, Richard, Kyle has been a fixture on the NASCAR circuit for more than 20 successful years as a driver behind the wheel of car #45.

But life isn’t always about being the guest of honor in Victory Lane - it’s about dealing with what happens every day.

Dealing with prostate cancer and winning the battle is just what Richard Petty did! Over 232,090 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year and another 30,350 will lose their lives to this disease.

Richard and Kyle Petty talked about what has kept the Petty family at the pinnacle of racing for three generations with 'What a Ride: Life, Family, Community and the Race Track'.

They also talked about the journey through Richard’s diagnosis and treatment for prostate cancer and emphasized the importance of annual screenings!

The program took place Sunday, August 28th, 2005 at The Centre in Downtown Evansville:
VIP/Sponsors Reception with Autographing: 1:00 pm - $100.00
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Hors d'oeuvres were served, and FREE 8" x 10" color photo of the Pettys were given out.
No charge for autographs.

With the purchase of the VIP ticket attendees were entered into a drawing to have their picture taken with Richard and Kyle Petty and the 1974 Dodge Charger, and received front row seats to the speaker event.
Public Program: 2:00 pm - $10.00
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Hero cards (see right) of both Richard & Kyle Petty were given to the first 1,000 people.

See Richard's 1974 Dodge Charger he won 5 championships with or Mark Martin's Pfizer Viagra NASCAR. Photography was allowed.

For more information you may call the Evansville Cancer Center at 812-473-8797 or 812-474-6000. This event benefited Cancer Care Options, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that buys medications for cancer patients that cannot afford to buy their medications their physician has prescribed but are in pain or suffering. There was a silent auction featuring celebrity memorabilia from sports, musicians and entertainers and 100% of the proceeds went to Cancer Care Options.

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