NASA Great Lakes Announces Miata Raffle for Cancer Charity

NASA Great Lakes and Midwest Miata Parts have teamed up once again to raffle off a Mazda Miata to raise funds and awareness for FORCE, Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered, an organization that provides support, education, research, advocacy and public policy about hereditary cancer.

Tickets cost $100 each and 100 percent of the proceeds go to FORCE. The drawing will be held August 27 at 6 p.m. That’s this Saturday! To donate and enter to win, send $100 via PayPal to [email protected]. Use the “sending to a friend” option to avoid service fee. Donations also will be accepted in person up to the drawing on August 27 at approximately 6 p.m. Anyone can donate, from any NASA region, and the winner need not be present to win.

Midwest Miata Parts has once again donated the Miata. This year it’s a 1999 model with a recently serviced 1.8-liter engine with 198,000 miles, Cobalt intake and dual exhaust, a roll bar a new Robbins soft top.

Selecting FORCE as the charity was driven by NASA Great Lakes members Lauri and Marlon Sumlin after Lauri endured breast and ovarian cancers, and all the surgeries and treatments that come with those diagnoses. Lauri Sumlin unfortunately passed away from cancer last November.

FORCE is a proponent of testing for hereditary cancer, and encourages people with cancer in their family trees to get tested. FORCE also provides education and support for spouses and caregivers like Lauri’s widower Marlon, who was by Lauri’s side throughout her ordeal.

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