NASCAR goes orange for COPD

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

FORT WORTH, Texas – NASCAR and Drive4COPD are honoring COPD Awareness Month in November by educating fans about the disease and encouraging them to be screened. NASCAR said in a Nov. 4 conference that its logos will feature orange ribbons and the Charlotte, N.C., NASCAR Plaza building will be lit orange during the month. Public service announcements will run during race broadcasts and shoulder programming, and SiriusXM will air awareness ads to encourage screening, NASCAR said. The organization also plans to host a charity golf tournament. “Drive4COPD’s mission to generate awareness and get people screened is one of extreme importance to NASCAR as it directly affects many of our fans,” stated Jim O’Connell, NASCAR chief sales officer. Drive4COPD is holding a sweepstakes, offering one fan the chance to wave the green flag at the Drive4COPD 300 at Daytona in February.