ABC News Columbia had Troy Fite, known to F3 Nation as ‘Thumbs Up’ of Lexington, SC, back on camera for an update on their fundraiser for SPEED FOR NEED. Proceeds will go towards the purchase of a 5th racing chair to add to our fleet, and will be named ‘The Smoker’ in honor of one of F3 Nation’s fallen brothers John “Cheech” Flanagan.
SPEED FOR NEED was called into action at The Amazing Grace 5K to fill a community need, and what an honor it was to get Michael (6’3″ 195lbs!) to the finish line, remember Grace, and support the efforts of the Amazing Grace Foundation created in her memory, to support finding a cure for bone cancer.
The men of F3 Nation and ladies of FiA Metro joined forces to help four amazing Track Commanders (Jackson, Rich, Mason, and Devon) to the Finish line of the Hopebuilders 5K benefitting Carolinas Healthcare Foundation and Levine’s Children’s Hospital. The weather was simply perfect and there could not have been many better ways to spend the morning than out running or supporting these families and the community. Enjoy the event via video which recaps the morning!
SPEED FOR NEED was honored to be able to help at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5K yesterday, and to be able to support 4 ladies fighting cancer get to the finish line to complete the race. These brave ladies insisted on being at the event despite aggressive chemotherapy and surgeries just days and weeks before the start of the race. See the race through their eyes… then be the difference. Women in the USA have a 1-in-8 (12%) chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. That’s staggering and unacceptable.
Thank you to Molly Grantham for helping spread the word about what F3 Nation and SPEED FOR NEED are doing to help others in the community.
The men of F3 Nation’s Lake Norman Region had so much fun driving brothers and Track Commanders Jayson, Rui-Ray and JJ around the Lake Norman 5K course for their Inaugural SPEED FOR NEED Race. Nothing but the cheers of “Wheels Up!” and “Faster!” could be heard by the boys for ~20+minutes. These kids, who are all members of the Rollin’ Hornets wheelchair basketball team are so AWESOME, they don’t let their disability (arthrogryposis) keep them down.
Race #6, the Inaugural SPEED FOR NEED Race for F3 Nation’s South Charlotte Region (Area51/SOB/UnionCo/Indian Land), the Isabella Santos 5K was simply amazing! Being able to support the ISF in their quest to end kids cancer, and celebrate our Track Commanders Kinsey, Andrew, Luke, and Lily made this such a special day. But as good as the event video is, it doesn’t compare to the real thing… so sign up and join us for an upcoming race!