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Fueled by Insulin: New England’s First Type 1 Awareness Race Truck — Right Here in Haddam

Submitted by Samantha Merwin.

Tony Lafo Racing, LLC is proud to introduce “FUELED BY INSULIN!” a partnership for the 2017 Race Season with “Children with Diabetes”, a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization and 10 year old Haddam resident Logan Merwin. Merwin was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 17 months old and is a very vocal and active advocate for numerous organizations that strive to raise awareness and funds toward finding a cure. Children with Diabetes is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide support, education, and inspiration to families and children of all ages living with diabetes. Tony Lafo Racing, LLC will help raise awareness by featuring the CWD logo on our #82 Ford F-150 Pro-Truck as well as our Hauler and T-shirts and will donate 10% of our Race Winnings to Logan’s fund raising efforts during 2017 with a minimum pledge of $1,000.00.

Everyone can personally view this extraordinary truck race for the first time during scheduled races on April 29, 2017 at Stafford Speedway, May 7, 2017 at Waterford Speedbowl or by contacting Tony Lafo Racing, LLC. The full race schedule will be posted on both Facebook pages.

About Tony Lafo racing: Tony Lafo Racing LLC, Sponsored by American Sign Motorsports is a Race Team from Higganum CT and will be Touring New England in 2017 with the #82 Ford F-150. For more information email Tony at racer82tl@gmail.com or follow his Facebook page.

About Logan Merwin’s mission: Logan has been fundraising and raising awareness for Type 1 diabetes for several years. Logan plans to run a 5K and a 10K in January and has several events planned in Connecticut to meet his fundraising goals. For more information and to support his mission, you can follow his blog, his Facebook page or contact via email at samanthamerwin@gmail.com.

About Children with Diabetes: The mission of Children with Diabetes is to promote understanding of the care and treatment of diabetes, especially in children; to increase awareness of the need for unrestricted diabetes care for children at school and daycare and to support families living with diabetes. They facilitate annual Friends for Life events to provide education and support for children with diabetes and their families. For more information please visit their website or contact their Vice President of Education and Programs at laura.billetdeaux@childrenwithdiabetes.com

2 Responses to Fueled by Insulin: New England’s First Type 1 Awareness Race Truck — Right Here in Haddam

  1. Jody Lynn

    March 9, 2017 at 10:15 am

    pretty cool story, good luck.

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