#Race4prevention Tour 2020

Press Release

  

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 02/05/2020

[Laura Majcin] 

[Becky Baker Foundation] 

[719.822.2328]

[laura@beckybakerfdn.org]


Colorado Springs Man Drives Cross Country For Breast Cancer Prevention

His Foundation has already given away over 2,000 mammograms


(COLORADO SPRINGS)  Just before Becky Baker passed away after a long and courageous battle with breast cancer, she told her husband, Rick that “I’m just sorry no one will ever remember my name.” Rick promised her no one would ever forget her name. So, he launched the Becky Baker Foundation with enough of his own money to pay for 5,000 free mammograms, because Becky had never been screened.


He published a simple website broadcasting free mammograms and thermograms, bought a Nissan GTR, had it wrapped with Foundation details and took off driving across the county. He named his trek the “#race4prevention tour and throughout the process, distributed close to 70,000 pink pens, hundreds of shirts, hats and other items that all advertised “free screenings.”

That was 2017, and Rick drove the car close to 40,000 miles through 37 states. As a result, the foundation has given away over 2,000 mammograms and thermograms throughout the nation.

In 2020, the #race4prevention Tour begins again on February 8 and will encompass much of the Eastern part of the US. It will again feature Rick Baker at the wheel, distributing pens, shirts, bumper stickers, hats and other items advertising free screenings and the need to prevent breast cancer, because the best way to beat breast cancer is to prevent breast cancer.

For a list of the cities Rick will past through, go to www.beckybakerfoundation.org.


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The Becky Baker Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity with the expressed purpose of providing free screenings and prevention education to both women and men throughout the US. 


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