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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 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 Genetic Technologies for 2016 IndyCar Efforts

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    On February 22, 2016 • By

    Verizon IndyCar Series driver Pippa Mann will partner with Genetic Technologies Limited (NASDAQ: GENE), a molecular diagnostics company specializing in women’s health, in 2016 to promote BREVAGenplus®, the company’s first-in-class, clinically validated risk assessment test for non-hereditary breast cancer.

    This new relationship between Pippa and Genetic Technologies further affirms Pippa’s commitment to breast cancer prevention and its associated technologies. Pippa is entering her third year of a partnership with Susan G. Komen®, the world’s largest breast cancer organization.

    Driving the pink and white Susan G. Komen car in the past two Indianapolis 500 races, Pippa has raised awareness and funding to support the cause through her IndyCar activities. Pippa is an ambassador for women’s health with several organizations and is active both nationally and locally in her support of Komen.

    “I am thrilled to be able to represent another group that is committed to helping end breast cancer by partnering with Genetic Technologies,” said Pippa. “It is fantastic to be able to represent such a game-changing product in the women’s health space. I am looking forward to helping raise the profile of BREVAGenplus® through the exposure that comes with IndyCar and the Indianapolis 500.”

    The associate sponsorship agreement between Pippa and Genetic Technologies will consist of apparel representation, participation at BREVAGenplus® oriented events and speaking engagements, social media, print and video campaigns, and related sales support activities. Pippa plans to use this new partnership in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 on May 29, 2016.

    About Genetic Technologies Limited 

    Genetic Technologies is a molecular diagnostics company that offers predictive testing and assessment tools to help physicians proactively manage women’s 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® improves upon the predictive power of the first generation BREVAGen test and is designed to facilitate better informed decisions about breast cancer screening and preventive treatment plans. BREVAGenplus® expands the application of BREVAGen from Caucasian women to include African-Americans and Hispanics, 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 has successfully launched the first generation BREVAGen test across the U.S. via its U.S. subsidiary Phenogen Sciences Inc. and the addition of BREVAGenplus®, launched in October 2014, significantly expands the applicable market. The Company markets BREVAGenplus® 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.

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  • Susan G. Komen® Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Announces Pippa as Race for the Cure Grand Marshal

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    On February 5, 2016 • By

    (Jackson, MS) – The Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® (CMSM) announces that IndyCar driver Pippa Mann will serve as the Grand Marshall at the 17th annual Race for the Cure. Pippa is a passionate partner of Susan G. Komen, and in 2015 drove the Dale Coyne Racing IndyCar sporting the Komen marks at the Indianapolis 500.

    “We are excited to announce Pippa Mann’s appearance at the 2016 Race for the Cure,” said Catherine Young, CMSM executive director. “Pippa is an accomplished open-wheel driver and has set numerous records, especially being a female. She is a wonderful role model and inspiration to others. Pippa is passionate about the cause to end breast cancer. We look forward to her sharing her enthusiasm, drive and inspiration with the people of Mississippi.”

    Mann has partnered with Komen since 2014 through the annual running of the Indianapolis 500 to raise awareness and funds for the fight against breast cancer. In 2015 alone, Mann raised more than $50,000 for Komen through her crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.

    Pippa made her IndyCar debut in the 2011 Indianapolis 500, and is working toward her fifth start at the 100th running, her fourth consecutive start with Dale Coyne Racing. She hopes to make it her third year sporting the Komen colors at the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, raising awareness and funds through her interactive crowd-funding campaign.

    Race for the Cure is scheduled for Saturday, April 9, 2016, at 8 a.m. at the Old Capitol Museum in downtown Jackson. The morning in pink will include a survivor breakfast and survivor tent, Kids for the Cure tent, Pink It Up and merchandise tent, team tailgate area, best “Pinked Up” person contest, best t-shirt design contest and best-decorated team tailgate tent contest. Activities include a kids’ 1-mile fun run, 1-mile walk, 5K run or walk, 10K run and Sleep in for the Cure.

    Race for the Cure is the biggest fundraiser for CMSM. The Affiliate has redistributed more than $3 million back into Mississippi to provide breast health services for many uninsured and underinsured individuals needing care. Up to 75 percent of the net income from Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias events stays in Mississippi to fund breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment programs, with 25 percent going to fund cutting-edge research.

    For more information about Race for the Cure, to register, volunteer or sponsor, please visit www.komencentralms.org.

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  • Perfectly Pink and Outstandingly Orange

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    On January 17, 2016 • By

    Flipping the calendar over to January in a New Year sparks many things amongst many people. For most it’s a time where we set ourselves resolutions and goals for the new year, and create plans to help ourselves achieve them. For me at this time of year, my goal, my resolution, has been the same for many years straight – to make sure there’s an Indycar with my name on it at the Indianapolis 500. And for the past two years, the twist has been making this car pink.

    In December at the PRI show, as most of you know, Dale Coyne Racing announced they would be running four cars at this year’s Indianapolis 500, and while I was not one of their announced drivers, Dale did confirm both in an interview and on site that we are very close to putting my program together as well. However, that doesn’t mean I get to relax, or stop working. It’s my job to push this all the way to the finish line. Settling for “almost” doesn’t count.

    This past weekend, traveling to two different cities, for two events, two nights apart, and making sure I made time for a partner meeting in between, offers you a great glimpse of my life right now in a microcosm. And given everyone always wonders, “What do racing drivers do in the off season?” (and much of it is usually the kind of secret squirrel sponsor courting shenanigans that simply can’t be shared), this seemed like the perfect opportunity for my first blog of 2016.

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    My suitcase was packed, but not with standard racing driver gear. There were no pink Dale Coyne Racing polos, no driving boots, and there was no Susan G. Komen driver’s suit. “The Roar before the 24” was going on, and my social media streams filled with posts and photos of race cars made me wistful for the day when I can take part in that event as well, but my hand luggage was not a helmet bag, and I was not headed to Daytona Beach with my driver’s suit. Instead, my suitcase looked like it had been packed by two, or maybe even three different people.

    A Rent The Runway pink toned sequined gown, and an orange hoody with a tiger paw logo, sparkly high heels, Under Armour training gear, business shoes, the chandelier earrings I wore to my wedding, a plastic see through purse with orange highlights, a sparkly clutch purse, and a bag I hoped would be smart enough to carry into a meeting on Monday. A pair of sneakers, pink wristbands and bracelets, an orange and grey beanie, a cocktail dress, multiple T-shirts and a spare pair of jeans took up the remainder of the room.

    In Palm Beach, Florida, this was my second year attending Komen’s Perfect Pink Party, and the cocktail reception the night before with Nancy Brinker, (founder of Susan G. Komen) at her home. It was great to catch up with so many friends who I have made over the past two years in a relaxed and intimate environment, and it was extremely cool to meet fellow Brit, and Caesar’s Palace headliner Matt Goss, who would be performing the next night.

    However cocktails and late nights do not a racing driver make. The next morning I went for the training gear, and decided to hit up the beach for a run to see whether removing myself from staring at a “dreadmill” screen would change my feelings, and give me better attitude towards this particular form of exercise… For those of you who don’t follow me on social media… Nope. I still hate running. Even when I have a beach. And normally, for me, a beach cures almost anything.

    Then, after an afternoon playing catch-up with my email inbox, it was time to trade sneakers for the high sparkly shoes and switch out the sweats for the rented floor length gown.

    As in 2015, the Perfect Pink Party was an incredible event that I felt honored to attend. Matt Goss brought the house down with his hit song, and the Komen anthem, “Strong”, and in that one evening, more than 1 million dollars was raised to fuel the fight against breast cancer.

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    The morning after the Perfect Pink Party my alarm sounded at 3.30AM, an hour that should only ever be described as “stupid o’clock”, and I was back on the road to drive the 90 minutes back to Miami to catch my “0’dark thirty” flight onwards to Phoenix. A dose of glamour the night before, a healthy dose of reality again the next day!

    I wish I could tell you my flight to Phoenix was to test at Phoenix International Raceway, but it wasn’t. I am still hoping, and working, to see whether I can run that test, and that race, but this was a trip to see one of my partners who is helping me with my 2016 IndyCar plans, and to exchange pink for orange and head with my husband to the National Championship College Bowl Game.

    How am I connected to one of the teams playing? My husband went to Clemson, and is a massive fan. As a Brit girl, I still find it kind of odd that Americans can get more passionate about College teams (Indy Lights to me) than the full pro leagues, but let’s face it, even a Brit girl knows that a National Championship is a big deal. I also own just about enough orange (Clemson’s color) to not be an embarrassment to him on game day, and just enough knowledge about American football to be dangerous.

    Once we knew Clemson were in, we were in too, and I immediately began thinking about how I could make the trip work from a business perspective as well as a personal one.

    Travel For The Cause is a travel platform that launched last fall in partnership with Susan G. Komen, and with our pink racing program. It’s a log in, membership based system that has direct connections to airline, hotel and rental car systems, which means our travelers can still gain points through loyalty rewards programs while having the convenience of being on an online search price. The fact the site requires a membership, and the direct connections instead of pre-buying inventory, means that the site is also able to negotiate, and often offer much better rates than can be found elsewhere online.

    Now that the site is established, our key goal is to grow our user base. We are working not only on some specific travel pieces for Komen supporters, but also for IndyCar fans as well. Our target for race fans is to be able to offer reduced hotel and rental car rates in race weekend markets at all of the IndyCar races, and perhaps to expand to adding packages that also include race weekend tickets. I know St Pete is coming up awfully soon, but if you haven’t booked your travel yet, details on those deals will be shared via my social media soon!

    Then… it was game time.

    From the very start Alabama looked exactly like the well-oiled college football powerhouse that they are. Clemson might have been the underdogs for almost everyone there, including for many Clemson fans, but once they got out there, they played with an incredible amount of heart, determination, and they left everything they had on the field.

    I would be lying if I said the parallel didn’t strike me. I know what it feels like to have the odds stacked against me when I’m on my chosen field of play, and I know what it feels like to give everything you have after working an entire year just to have the opportunity to play…

    There were a lot of broken orange hearts on Monday night, but there was also a lot of pride in how hard the Tigers fought. Next time I get to step into an IndyCar, I’ll remember that game, and I’ll bring my Tiger spirit.

    It was a weekend that not only made me proud to be pink, but also one that made me proud to be orange.

     

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  • [Link] Coyne all but confirms Pippa Mann for fourth car at Indy 500

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    Coyne jokes about TBA for his second car; all but confirms Pippa Mann for fourth at Indy 500 via Motorsports Talk/NBC Sports Network.  ...

  • [Link] Pippa Mann sets sights on 100th Indy 500

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  • [Link] Female Drivers Changed The Fortunes Of One Racing Company

    On November 20, 2015 | In The News | By

    Pippa Mann grew up trying to fit into a world that wasn’t made with her in mind. The racing karts she first revved up at age 12 were considered boys’ toys, and the garages, pits and tracks she frequented as a teen in Britain and Italy had been informal fraternities for generations. In 2009, the …...

  • [Link] IndyCar’s Pippa Mann On Breast Cancer, Racing Macho Men

    On October 17, 2015 | In The News | By

    IndyCar’s Pippa Mann On Breast Cancer, Racing Macho Men, via Forbes...