Code 3 Associates is expanding its partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing. The 501(c)(3) non-profit organization specializing in animal rescue and recovery in disaster areas will feature its collaboration with the One Cure initiative for three races on the No. 10 Ford Fusion driven by Danica Patrick in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series while also adding a fourth race specific to Code 3 Associates.
One Cure is a project led by the Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center (FACC) where innovative cancer treatments for pets are being researched in clinical trials to benefit people. The FACC sees more than 1,500 new animal cancer patients every year, with approximately 400 patients enrolling in these carefully monitored clinical trials specific to their cancer type. These canineand feline patients are helping pioneer cancer research, moving cutting-edge treatments out of the laboratory and into clinical practice, ultimately providing hope to the next generation of animal and human cancer patients.
To create awareness of the FACC and its groundbreaking work in comparative oncology, Code 3 Associates is using its established partnership with Stewart-Haas Racing and Patrick at the upcoming Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races May 13 at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, May 20 at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway's Monster Energy Open and Aug. 19 at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. Additionally, Code 3 Associates will serve as the primary sponsor of Patrick and the No. 10 team for the June 25 event at Sonoma (Calif.) Raceway.
"We need a new way to find potential cures for cancer, and pets may provide the answer," said Dr. Rodney Page, director of the FACC. "Cancer is cancer, so what is learned in pets being treated for cancer holds promise to benefit people and vice versa. This approach is known as comparative or translational oncology, and it is the core of the One Cure concept. This partnership helps educate more people about comparative oncology and improves the lives of all cancer patients, whether they have two legs or four."
"Code 3 Associates has championed animal welfare for more than 25 years, and One Cure allows us to take what's learned from treating animals that are fighting cancer to people who are fighting the same battle," added Nan Stuart, founder, Code 3 Associates. "Danica and Stewart-Haas Racing have been strong advocates for animal welfare and this extension of our partnership with them helps more people understand and appreciate One Cure's mission."
Patrick has always been an animal lover, and her fondness for animals became actionable as her racing career grew.
"I've given to all sorts of animal charities through the years, but One Cure is different. The purpose of One Cure is a game changer in finding a potential cure for cancer," Patrick said. "Our pets are members of our families, and when they aren't well, we want to do everything we can to help. Cancer has touched so many of us. Knowing we can use what we learn from keeping our animals healthy to potentially help save human lives is a cause I'm honored to support."
To learn more about One Cure, please visit onecure.com.
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