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  • Mann Makes Gains at Mazda Raceway Debut

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    On September 27, 2017 • By

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (September 27, 2017) — Last weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Pippa Mann and Shea Holbrook reunited for the second time this season to race together with Prestige Performance Center | Wayne Taylor Racing in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North American Series.

    Proudly supported by BUBBA burger, and representing the Driven to Save Lives campaign, the weekend marked Mann’s first trip to the legendary 11-turn, 2.238 mile road course in Salinas, California.

    “Off the race track it was an honor for me to have the opportunity to represent the Driven2SaveLives campaign,” said Mann. “To be able to bring the campaign to the West Coast and the IMSA paddock for the first time was a proud moment. Having the opportunity to be associated with causes that are so close to my heart through my racing programs is something that means a lot to me personally.”

    Mann qualified the No. 57 Prestige Performance Center | Wayne Taylor Racing Lamborghini Paramus Super Trofeo for race one, setting a lap time to start in 15th position. Chaos ensued as the field roared into the opening turns, kicking up a cloud of dust across the track. Mann made it through the hazardous zone cleanly, and gained two positions until a car off course brought out the first full course caution of the race. Mann restarted 13th, and made the pass in turn one to take 12th position. In lap 14, Mann made the mandatory pit stop from 11th for a driver change to Holbrook.

    Holbrook joined the field in prime position, able to race in clean air and run fast lap times. Running third in class, Holbrook was able to climb into ninth overall, 25 laps into the race. As she came within fighting distance of eighth place, an unforeseen mechanical issue retired the No. 57 before the race could be completed.

    Eager to find redemption for the No. 57, Holbrook started race two in ninth position. A slow car in front of the No. 57 made it impossible to pass and battle for position, so Holbrook pitted on lap 17 from 11th position, giving the driving duties over to Mann for the remainder of the race. Mann restarted in eleventh and maintained position to the penultimate lap. Under the Monterey sun, the tire wear began to fall off, losing the car’s optimal grip. As Mann pushed for position, the tire wear lessened, losing 12th position with two laps to go. Mann and Holbrook finished fourth in class.

    “While we were gutted not to come away with the on track results we wanted this weekend, we have both come away from this race weekend happy with the pace we were able to show in the races. It’s a good sign when you come out of an extremely difficult race, and you’re disappointed with the result, yet it was your best result as a driving pair yet, and it shows how far we have come together in such a short time.

    “I also want to thank Prestige Performance, Wayne Taylor Racing and BUBBA burger for the opportunity this weekend. It was great to work with Shea again, and we’re both working hard to try and ensure this is just the beginning.”

    While no future plans have yet been announced, Mann and Holbrook are continuing to work together to try and return to the Prestige Performance | Wayne Taylor Racing team, and the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North American Series, and Mann is continuing her efforts to return to the 2018 Indianapolis 500.

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  • Driven2SaveLives partners with Pippa Mann, Donor Network West

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    On September 11, 2017 • By

    Driven2SaveLives partners with Pippa Mann Racing and Donor Network West During Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Campaign to promote organ, tissue and eye donation and transplantation.

    The Driven2SaveLives campaign announced today that its Driver Ambassador Pippa Mann has teamed up with Donor Network West, Shea Holbrook and BUBBA burger® to bring its message to the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) audience for the first time. The campaign, which was launched by Indianan Donor Network in 2016 around the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, and has since been embraced by both United States Auto Club (USAC) and World of Outlaws Racing, is hoping to continue its momentum by registering IMSA fans to become donors in honor of the late Justin Wilson and Bryan Clauson during the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix race weekend at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, September 21-24, 2017.

    Mann was IndyCar teammates of both Justin Wilson and Bryan Clauson. Wilson, an IndyCar series and IMSA driver, died following an accident at Pocono Raceway in August 2015. As a registered donor, he saved 5 lives through organ donation. Clauson, best known for his talent and achievements in dirt track open-wheel racing, died in August 2016 following an accident in the Belleville Midget Nationals in Kansas. As a registered donor, Bryan saved five lives as an organ donor and continues to enhance the lives of countless others as a tissue donor.

    “While Justin and Bryan are known for their driving exploits, their decisions to register as donors and save the lives of others will forever be part of their legacies” said Pippa Mann. “I’m deeply honored to have this opportunity to remember and to represent my former teammates.”

    The Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca event marks the second time that Mann and Holbrook have paired together with support from BUBBA burger to drive the No. 57 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo, one of four cars entered by the Wayne Taylor Racing stable. The two driver athletes first joined forces with the Prestige Performance Center|Wayne Taylor Racing team at the Lamborghini Super Trofeo event at Road America in early August.

    In addition to showcasing their support with on-car branding, Mann, Holbrook and BUBBA burger are partnering throughout the weekend with Donor Network West to help drive on-site registration of race fans as organ, tissue and eye donors. These efforts will be highlighted through a “Got the Dot” autograph session sponsored by BUBBA burger, with Mann and Holbrook at the Donor Network West booth on Saturday, September 23rd. Over the race weekend, fans will also be able to register to win a pair of autographed driving gloves worn by Mann.

    Donor Network West is the third largest federally designated organ procurement organization and one of the largest tissue recovery organizations in the nation. Donor Network West has connected donor’s gifts to those in need for 30 years. “Closing the gap between those who need and those who receive life-saving transplants is core to our mission. The diversity of the communities we serve is an honor and a challenge as 10% of the nation’s waitlist resides in our service area. The partnership with Driven2SaveLives enables us to reach a unique segment of our community with the message of donation inspired by the late Justin Wilson and Bryan Clauson,” said Cathy Olmo, Director of Communications of Donor Network West.

    BUBBA burger, the #1 branded frozen burger in the United States, is a sponsor of IMSA, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and Shea Racing. “We are honored to be part of this campaign at Laguna Seca,” said Andy Stenson, VP of Marketing at BUBBA burger. “Our organization has seen first-hand how fans relate closely to brands involved in racing, and we are excited to be able to introduce to our fans, an opportunity to heal others by registering as a donor.”

    FACTS:
    * More than 118,000 people nationwide are waiting for lifesaving organ transplants.
    * In the U.S., another person is added to the transplant waiting list every 10 minutes.
    * Each day, 22 people on average in the U.S. die because a donated organ wasn’t made available in time.
    * Approximately 90 percent of Americans support organ donation, yet only 50 percent are registered.
    * You can register to become an organ, tissue and eye donor here.

    AUTOGRAPH SESSION/DONOR REGISTRATION EVENT:
    * Location: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, at the Donor Network West booth
    * Date: Saturday September 23rd
    * Time: 12.35 – 1.35 during lunch break for on track activity
    * Event Goal: To encourage sign up of race fans as organ and tissue donors on site with at the race track as part of the Driven2SaveLives campaign’s racing activation.

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  • Pippa Partners with Lucas Oil School of Racing for Driver Search

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    On August 29, 2017 • By

    The Lucas Oil School of Racing has teamed up with Verizon IndyCar Series driver Pippa Mann to establish the Pippa Mann Scholarship for female racers looking to establish a career in motorsports.

    The first driver selected to participate is Abby McLaughlin, 18, from Mooresville, Ind., who will complete her Basic 2-Day October 23-24 at Sebring International Raceway. McLaughlin currently competes in the X30 Pro class for Top Kart USA/Team Empower in the SKUSA Pro Tour.

    Drivers selected for the Pippa Mann Scholarship will be offered a seat in either a Lucas Oil School of Racing Basic 2-Day or 2-Day Advanced Lapping program, based on their experience. During their program, they will work with Mann and Lucas Oil School of Racing instructors. When a driver is recognized as having the potential to succeed with further instruction and seat time, next step(s) will be made available within the program.

    “When I first moved to the US in 2009 to race in Indy Lights, there was a plethora of talented female racers in the ladder series with me, and 2-3 full time, or semi-regular female racers in the Verizon IndyCar series”, noted Mann. “Sadly, over the past few years, that number has dwindled, and currently we see no full time female athletes in IndyCar, I have been the only regular female competitor at the Indy 500. This is something I feel passionate about changing, and I’m extremely excited to work with the Lucas Oil School of Racing in this effort to get more women involved. I am looking forward to kicking this program off this fall with Abby, and to meet so many of the other talented female racers out there who are currently searching for an opportunity.”

    “Despite the progress made by drivers like Pippa, women are still seriously underrepresented in all levels of motorsports”, noted Lucas Oil School of Racing Founder and CEO Neil Enerson. “Our goal is to find talented young women racers and help them move up through the ranks, to win races and championships. We are excited to be working with Pippa to meet this goal.”

    Applications are being accepted now. Drivers interested in being considered for this program are encouraged to apply at lucasraceschool.com/pippa-mann-scholarship.

    About Lucas Oil School of Racing
    With its fleet of equally prepared race cars and cadre of professional driving coaches, Lucas Oil School of Racing that has quickly established itself as the premier racing driver training program in North America. Lucas Oil School of Racing is the choice of the annual Team USA Scholarship program.

    Founded in 2015, Lucas Oil School of Racing is a Florida based company that offers arrive-and-drive racing schools, race series, and corporate events at locations around the United States. To learn more about Lucas Oil School of Racing and its offerings, visit www.lucasraceschool.com, and follow us on www.facebook.com/lucasraceschool.

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  • Pippa Mann Endures Difficult Indianapolis 500 to Earn Best Finish

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    On May 28, 2017 • By

    INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (May 28, 2017) – Sunday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Pippa Mann completed her sixth Indianapolis 500, where she earned a career best finish of 17th position. For the fourth year in a row, Pippa completed every lap of the challenging event, climbing nine spots during the 200 lap race.

    Pippa started 28th and slipped to the rear of the field on the start, but quickly settled in and began to reclaim ground. She made her first pit stop from 26th, and began to close the gap on the next cars ahead. A red flag temporarily paused the race one quarter into the race, allowing the competitors to take a brief re-set before getting back to racing. As the phrase goes, cautions bred cautions, and once the racing resumed from the red flag, the event produced a series of incidents. Quick calls from Pippa’s spotters allowed her to quickly maneuver away from the action at several points, avoiding damage and continuing her climb up the charts.

    At the halfway point, Pippa had climbed to 20th place, continuing to push forward and gain ground with consistent laps. An issue during the fifth pit stop of the No. 63 Dale Coyne Racing car nudged Pippa back down the field to rejoin in 26th. A series of incidents then brought out several yellow flags in the second half of the race, and again, teamwork between the Dale Coyne Racing crew, Pippa, and her spotters kept her car clear of the damage, needing only to pit for fresh tires, or fuel stops. Pippa raced clean to the finish line, bettering last year’s 18th place finish with a 17th place result.

    “Today was a tough, messy day at the race track,” said Mann. “We struggled a little with a few issues with the car, and we struggled with a couple of issues on pit road that were outside our control. Overall, I’m really proud of the 63 Dale Coyne Racing team. Despite the fact it felt like things just kept going wrong today, they kept digging, and kept after it. Coming home in the top twenty for the second year running, and bettering last year’s finish despite a much scrappier day, definitely feels like some reward for everyone’s hard work, but we’re racers, and we always want to do better. Without the pit issues outside of our control today, we might have just sneaked into that top 15, but that’s part of this sport.

    “I also want to congratulate my team-mate Ed Jones on an incredible run to third place today. It’s a great result for both him, and for Dale Coyne Racing.”

    Pippa is next scheduled to be back in action at the second round for the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North American series with Prestige Performance at Watkins Glen on Friday 30th June/Saturday 1st July.

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  • Made In Space Joins Mann as Associate Sponsor for the Indy 500

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    On May 17, 2017 • By

    Dale Coyne Racing driver Pippa Mann is welcoming a new associate sponsor to her list of partners for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 with the addition of Made In Space, Inc., the world’s first space manufacturing company.

    Founded in 2010, Made In Space sent the first commercial 3D printer to the International Space Station (ISS) in March 2016. They have printed parts for customers such as Lowe’s Home Improvement and NASA.

    As part of the company’s partnership with Pippa, Made In Space plans to print the Susan G. Komen® running ribbon logo on its 3D printer aboard the ISS during National Breast Cancer Awareness month in October 2017. The ribbon will then be auctioned off to raise funds on behalf of Komen’s national research and community outreach programs.

    “When Made In Space reached out to me with their concept for this partnership, they immediately captured my attention and imagination. I’m so geeked out by this,” expressed Pippa. “I always love it when our racing program partners also want to find ways to engage and support in our fund-raising mission for Susan G. Komen, but to me, the idea to tie these two promotions together in this way hit the cool factor out of the park. I love that we have a technologically advanced series that tech companies are interested in, and I’m so excited to have these guys on board, and to be part of producing this breast cancer ribbon in space this October!”

    While plans are to print the ribbon in October, chances are the auction won’t start until the new year. The entire process to print in space and send a part to Earth can be a lengthy one. Parts are first tested on the ground to fine tune printer settings, after which print commands are sent to Made In Space’s Additive Manufacturing Facility aboard the International Space Station. Once printed, astronauts remove and photograph the objects, and then place them in stowage bags for protection during the return trip to Earth aboard resupply spacecraft. Made In Space works closely with NASA to coordinate the return of the parts to Earth.

    “We’re proud to sponsor Pippa for this year’s Indy 500,” said Andrew Rush, President & CEO, Made In Space. “As an aerospace company, we have a natural appreciation for engineering excellence and Indy racing is a great demonstration of that. Pippa is a terrific representative of the sport and fantastic role model. We are also excited to support Susan G. Komen’s important work of making an impact in the fight against breast cancer.”

    Stay tuned to Pippa Mann and Made In Space’s social media accounts for more information on when the made in space Komen ribbon will be up for auction.

    For more information on Made In Space, please visit www.madeinspace.us, or on Twitter @MadeInSpace and Facebook @WeAreMadeInSpace.

     

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  • Pippa joins Jackie Heinricher, Prestige Performance and Wayne Taylor Racing for Lamborghini Super Trofeo

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    On April 29, 2017 • By

    Coming off a series-high four championships last season, Prestige Performance and Wayne Taylor Racing have announced their plans to run a four-car program in the 2017 Super Trofeo North American Series. Pippa Mann and Jackie Heinricher will be racing together in the No. 57 Prestige Performance Lamborghini Huracan Super Trofeo in the PRO AM class, forming the organization’s first all female driver pairing.

    “I am thrilled to be joining Prestige Performance, and Wayne Taylor Racing,” said Pippa. “Learning a new car, a new team, a new series, new circuits, and working with a co-driver for the first time in 2017 will be a big learning experience for me, but I’m extremely excited to have this opportunity to be pairing up with Jackie, and joining such a storied team.”

    Jackie Heinricher was the only woman to compete at the Lamborghini World Finals in Valencia, Spain, in 2016, and took home 2 third place finishes that weekend to add to her already solid podium record in the 2016 North American Super Trofeo Series.

    “We are so proud to be a part of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Series and to continue to support its vision for motorsports,” said Mark Laino, Race Program Manager, Prestige Performance. “Our partnership with Wayne Taylor Racing has truly allowed us to build a winning platform for drivers, both professional and amateur. We are committed to this program, its growth and are looking forward to a successful 2017, both on and off the track, for our customers and our organizations.”

    The 2017 Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America Series will hold five events during IMSA WeatherTech Championship weekends: May 4 to 6 Circuit of the Americas, June 29 to July 1 at Watkins Glen International, Aug. 4 to 6 at Road America, Aug. 25 to 27 at Virginia International Raceway, and Sept. 22 to 24 at Laguna Seca. The World Finals will be held Nov. 16 and 17 in Imola, Italy.

    For more information on Wayne Taylor Racing, please visit www.waynetaylorracing.com, and for more information about Prestige Performance, please visit www.pestigeperfctr.com.

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  • Pippa Mann and Genetic Technologies Partner for Second Consecutive Year to Promote BREVAGenplus®

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    On March 29, 2017 • By

    This May, Dale Coyne Racing driver Pippa Mann is returning to the driver’s seat for the 101st running of the Indianapolis 500. Genetic Technologies, a molecular diagnostics company focused on cancer risk assessment, announced today an agreement with the female driver to continue its U.S. focused marketing program for BREVAGenplus, with Mann serving for a second consecutive term as the product’s ambassador and spokesperson. Mann is one of only nine female athletes to ever compete in the Indianapolis 500 and the only female driver to start in the race over the past four consecutive years.

    “We are excited to continue this outstanding partnership with Pippa,” said Eutillio Buccilli, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of Genetic Technologies. “She is truly dedicated to leveraging her platform as a world-class athlete to impact women’s health and shares our passion for the integral role BREVAGenplus can play as a breast cancer risk assessment and preventative treatment management tool.”

    In addition to her role with Genetic Technologies, Mann is partnering with Susan G. Komen®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, which funds more breast cancer research than any other non-profit, outside of the U.S. government, while providing screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs. In 2016, Mann was honored as one of Komen’s More Than Pink™ heroes in support of the organizations Bold Goal – to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by half, by 2026.

    Key partnership activities this year will include the BREVAGenplus logo represented on Mann’s #63 Dale Coyne Racing car and promotional apparel. Mann will also participate at select BREVAGenplus oriented events and other promotional activities over the course of 2017. The 101st running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 28, 2017 will serve as the official launch of this year’s partnership program. The “Indy 500” is the largest single day sporting event in the world and offers important promotional opportunities during the month long lead-up to the race, which includes 12 days of on-track activities and hospitality event participation.

    “I’m thrilled to welcome back Genetic Technologies as a partner with Dale Coyne Racing and proud to represent the BREVAGenplus brand. I’m excited to do my part in helping women and healthcare providers learn about the test, and highlight how important it can be in determining individual breast healthcare plans and personal medical maintenance,” commented Pippa Mann.

    About Genetic Technologies Limited
    Genetic Technologies is a molecular diagnostics company that offers cancer predictive testing and assessment tools to help physicians proactively manage patient health. The Company’s lead product, BREVAGenplus®, is a clinically validated risk assessment test for non-hereditary breast cancer and is first in its class.  BREVAGenplus is designed to facilitate better informed decisions about breast cancer screening and preventive treatment plans, and is directed towards women aged 35 years or above, who have not had breast cancer and have one or more risk factors for developing breast cancer.
    The Company markets BREVAGenplus, through its U.S. subsidiary Phenogen Sciences Inc., to healthcare professionals in comprehensive breast health care and imaging centres, as well as to obstetricians/gynaecologists (OBGYNs) and breast cancer risk assessment specialists (such as breast surgeons). For more information, please visit www.brevagenplus.com and www.phenogensciences.com.
    Genetic Technologies is developing a pipeline of risk assessment products including a novel colorectal cancer (CRC) test. For more information, please visit www.gtgcorporate.com

    About Pippa Mann
    Having grown up as a race fan, Pippa Mann began her motorsport career in Europe, before moving to the States in 2009 to compete in the Firestone Indy Lights Series. There she became the first female in history to win a pole at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and only the second woman ever to win an Indy Lights race. In 2011, Mann became the eighth woman in history to qualify for and race in the Indianapolis 500, and the first British female to do so. Mann has now competed in four Indianapolis 500 races, and is currently the second fastest female qualifier of all time with a four lap average of the Speedway at just under 230mph. Outside of the car Mann is passionate about her partnership with Susan G. Komen®, and about her role as a Wellness Ambassador for Well & Company. She regularly spends time connecting with her fan-base directly through social media interaction, in person appearances and autograph signings, and she strives to inspire young girls to believe in themselves and follow their dreams. Visit www.pippamann.com to learn more.

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  • Pippa Returns to Dale Coyne Racing for 101st Indy 500

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    On March 28, 2017 • By

    Pippa Mann is returning to Dale Coyne Racing for a fifth consecutive year to pilot the team’s third entry in the 101st Indianapolis 500. Mann will be back behind the wheel of the #63 Dale Coyne Racing Honda as she looks to make her sixth start at the famed 2.5-mile superspeedway.

    The British driver will once again be paired with engineer Rob Ridgely. Ridgely was Pippa’s engineer when she scored her best IndyCar Series finish in 2015 (13th), as well as her best Indy 500 result (18th) last year.

    “I’m very happy to be rejoining Dale Coyne Racing for my fifth consecutive year with the team at the 101st Indy 500,” expressed Pippa. “Dale has invested heavily in the team over the winter, and it’s an exciting time to be part of his organization. I’m looking forward to working with the same familiar faces from my 2016 campaign, like my race engineer Rob Ridgely, as well as working with the new members of the team, including my new teammates Sebastien (Bourdais) and Ed (Jones). I’m thrilled to be getting back on the race track this May for my sixth Greatest Spectacle in Racing.”

    As she’s done for the past four consecutive years, Pippa will continue to raise awareness for the Get Involved Campaign alongside her racing program. This year, the campaign that raises money for Susan G. Komen® is partnering with Auction Cause, a premier cause marketing agency, that will run the auction on eBay for Charity. The campaign will launch May 1 and close the week following the Indy 500. The funds raised will be used to support Komen’s global breast cancer research, and community based programs throughout the U.S.

    “I’m also excited about the link up with Auction Cause and eBay for Charity this May,” added Pippa. “They have so much experience running online campaigns, I feel like it’s a huge step for me, and for the Get Involved Campaign to partner with them. This new format has allowed me to reach out to more drivers, get them involved with more signed items, and I’m hoping we’re able to reach more race fans, and raise even more money for Susan G. Komen than we have ever done before.”

    In the past two years, the campaign has raised over $135, 000. Items available in the 2017 auction will include 1:18 die-casts and artwork signed by various drivers, Pippa’s race worn, pink helmet and suit, a karting night at Speedway Indoor Karting, as well as the popular ‘Turn the cockpit pink’ option where names of people are placed in the cockpit to honor the memories of loved ones lost, or those who are fighting or who have fought cancer.

    “It’s always a pleasure to have Pippa on board for the Indy 500 and to help promote the Get Involved Campaign, raising funds for Susan G. Komen,” shared Team Owner Dale Coyne. “Pippa works hard every year to put together this program and to race in the Indy 500. With her perseverance and enthusiasm for our sport, it’s only fitting that we continue this relationship that started five years ago.”

    People who wish to be notified via email once the auction goes live can sign up at the following link: http://www.auctioncause.com/cf/komen-get-involved/signup.htm

    On track action for this year’s Indy 500 gets underway Monday, May 15 with practice. The 101st Indianapolis 500 will take place on Sunday, May 28, 2017.

     

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    About Susan G. Komen®
    Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit outside of the federal government while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Since its founding in 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research and provided more than $2 billion in funding to screening, education, treatment and psychosocial support programs serving millions of people in more than 30 countries worldwide. Komen was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. That promise has become Komen’s promise to all people facing breast cancer. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social at ww5.komen.org/social.

     

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  • Pippa Partners with OrthoIndy

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    On February 6, 2017 • By

    Pippa Mann is excited to announce a new partnership with Indianapolis orthopedic care provider OrthoIndy.

    “As a former patient of OrthoIndy, I was thrilled with the idea of partnering with them,” said Pippa. “OrthoIndy is the place the pro-athletes trust. Whatever sport we play, when we have broken bones, or orthopedic issues, getting them resolved not only so we can live our lives comfortably, but so we can perform again at the highest levels of our abilities after surgery or treatment is exceptionally important to us. The OrthoIndy staff are not only the best in the business in terms of clinical care, but after treating and work with so many pro-athletes, they understand the physchology of not only wanting to get better, but wanting to be able to return to competition as quickly as possible too.”

    OrthoIndy has provided orthopedic care for the racing community for years. Statistics show that women are the primary healthcare decision makers in a household; therefore, it was important to OrthoIndy to align with a female athlete in the Indianapolis community. Pippa Mann is a strong female athlete in a male-dominated profession, who has proved you can do anything you set your mind to.

    “The physicians, nurses and employees of OrthoIndy are excited to partner with Pippa,” said Jane Keller, CEO of OrthoIndy. “Pippa is passionate about giving back to the Indianapolis community we serve. We are proud to partner with her.”

    To stay up to date with OrthoIndy, and to find out first about any public appearances Pippa has as part of her partnership, connect with OrthoIndy on Facebook, or @OrthoIndy on Twitter and Instagram and Pippa Mann on Facebook, or @PippaMann on Twitter or Instagram.

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    About OrthoIndy and the OrthoIndy Hospital

    Founded over 50 years ago, OrthoIndy is one of the most highly respected orthopedic practices in the Midwest. With over 70 physicians providing care to central Indiana residents from more than 10 convenient locations, OrthoIndy provides leading-edge bone, joint, spine and muscle care. OrthoIndy physicians also provide care to the Indiana Pacers, Indiana Fever, Indianapolis Indians and Dance Kaleidoscope, as well as local colleges and high schools.

    Owned and operated by OrthoIndy physicians, OrthoIndy Hospital is central Indiana’s first specialty hospital with a direct focus on bone, joint, spine and muscle care and the most technologically advanced facility available for orthopedics in the Midwest. As a physician-owned hospital model, OrthoIndy Hospital’s top priorities are patient safety, satisfaction and outcomes.

    Quality patient care serves as the foundation for the physician-owned and operated hospital, which is evident in the ratings received from Press Ganey Associates, Inc. From 2013 to 2016 OrthoIndy Hospital was named a Guardian of Excellence Award winner for consistently achieving the 95th percentile of performance in patient satisfaction. From 2009 to 2012, OrthoIndy Hospital was named the Summit Award Winner for sustaining the highest level of customer satisfaction for three or more consecutive years.

    For more information on OrthoIndy, please call (317) 802-2000 or visit us at OrthoIndy.com.

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  • Pippa Mann to join forces with Abby McLaughlin, Top Kart USA to form Team Empower

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    On December 8, 2016 • By

    Pippa Mann is joining forces with karting standout Abby McLaughlin, Top Kart, and Top Kart USA to form Team Empower, an Indianapolis based karting team focused on showcasing and developing young female talent in karting. Team Empower’s goal will be to provide a platform and resources to empower young female racers, and help equip them with the skill-sets require both on and off the track, that will allow them to pursue their motorsports dreams.

    Pippa, a former European and World Championship Formula A karting competitor, previously raced under the Top Kart banner in her late teens competing in the Italian Open Championship, the European Championships, and the Karting World Cup in Japan. She has since climbed the motorsport ladder to compete in 5 Indianapolis 500 races, and is currently the second fastest female qualifier at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in history.

    “It’s amazing how sometimes in life things come full circle,” said Pippa. “I had so much fun in my teens when I was living in Italy, and competing on the factory Top Kart team, but at the same time, I was the only female driver on the team, often the only one competing at many of the events we were at. I never had a female mentor to help guide me, and there was never any female solidarity from the few other female racers there were. Since moving to the US in 2009 to race in Indy Lights, becoming more connected to the female racing scene has been increasingly important to me, and over the past few years I have been trying to find an opportunity where I would be able to help, give back, and hopefully be the person I wished I had had when I was growing up.”

    Abby began racing competitively at the age of 5 and has continued to advance towards her goal of becoming a professional race car driver. She has begun testing the McLaughlin Motorsports F1000, F2000 race cars and has shown very completive speed in her first outings. She currently is the highest ranked female in the IAME Sr. class and will begin racing the gear box classes offered in the Rok Cup and SKUSA.

    “This program, and the shared passion Pippa and I have for this team, and its goals, is very exciting to me,” said Abby McLaughlin. “We want to use this opportunity to help young female drivers focus not only on developing their race craft on track, but also to help teach them the skill-sets off track that will help them build their brands. With sponsorship being such a crucial element to being able to take the next steps in motorsport, we want to make sure that we focus on all angles of helping these young drivers develop in Team Empower, to give them the best possible opportunities to move up the ladder in the motorsport world.”

    “It’s refreshing to see the passion Abby and Pippa have to help promote and support other young female drivers,” said William McLaughlin Sr, advisor to Top Kart USA. “Usually drivers have a habit of being very self-focused, so it’s exciting to see two female drivers so willing to give back, and so invested in creating an entire female driving team. Having served as our test driver on many of the prototype chassis, Abby’s knowledge base will provide a huge source of information, and Pippa will be able to bring not only her coaching skills, but also her deep knowledge base on the business side of racing. Together, we believe they will make quite the leading combination.”

    Team Empower will utilize the latest World Championship Top Kart chassis in each of the senior, junior and cadet classes with support from Top Kart, and Top Kart USA. Pippa is expected to attend as many of the races as possible with her 2017 schedule, and is also expected to be found back behind the wheel of a Top Kart herself as 2017 progresses.

    To learn more about Team Empower, or to inquire about becoming part of the team, contact Abby at Top Kart USA, or by visiting the website at www.topkartusa.net.

    Top Kart USA located in Indianapolis Indiana is the largest distributer for Top Kart in North America.

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