Off-Roading For A Cure

STUDIO CITY (CBSLA.com) — Could anything be better than going to see more than 120 drivers and co-drivers off-road race through the desert? How about when all the participants are women and more than $100,000 is raised for breast cancer research?

Courage Girl Motorsports racer and breast cancer awareness advocate Emme Hall stopped by KCAL9 on Friday to share the details surrounding the 7th Annual MORE (Mojave Off Road Enthusiasts) Powder Puff Race for the Cure.

Here are some of the highlights from her visit:

  • What — 7th Annual MORE (Mojave Off Road Enthusiasts) Powder Puff Race for the Cure
  • Where — Outlet Center Dr.  Barstow, CA 92311
  • When — People can come out today from 4-9pm to see the cars and meet the racers or come out for the races on Saturday.  First race is at 8:30 a.m., second starts at noon.
  • Who — Some of the racers are newbies.  Others like myself, my teammates Pepper Junus, Martee Burke, and Michele Martineau — as well as Julie Meehan, Pam Hall, and Rhonda Parkhouse — have all been racing during the regular season.
  • Why — Every year this event raises over $100K for Cedars Sinai Breast Cancer Research Center.
  • About the Team — Courage Girl Motorsports races for the women that can’t, the ones facing breast cancer, or breast reconstruction, or are just having a hard time facing each day.  We believe in the strength of every woman finding the courage inside to stand up for herself.  Team Leader Michele is a breast cancer pre-vivor.  She was diagnosed with a 40% chance of getting breast cancer and opted for a double mastectomy.  Due to reconstruction complications, she has not been able to race for 2 years and this will be her first race since then.  She will co-drive for Emme Hall.
  • About Emme Hall — She reviews new cars for RoadflyTV — one of the top 5 automotive channels on YouTube.

More information about the race is available here.  More information about Emme’s team is available here.

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