Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that One Cure, an initiative from the Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University (CSU), has extended their partnership with the team courtesy of an anonymous philanthropist in a multi-year deal. In 2022, their fifth year with the team, One Cure will be the primary sponsor of the No. 15 NTT INDYCAR SERIES entry for Graham Rahal at the July 30 race on the road course at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, and an associate sponsor for Rahal’s entry for the full 2022 season. The goal of the partnership is to increase awareness of, and understanding for, One Cure.
“Thanks to an anonymous Colorado-based philanthropist, we are thrilled to continue Racing for One Cure in the INDYCAR SERIES with Team RLL’s Graham Rahal. In the race for a better tomorrow for all cancer patients – animal and human – we couldn’t have better partners,” said Dr. Christine Hardy, One Cure program lead. “The team owners, and Graham and his wife Courtney, have visited the Flint Animal Cancer Center to see the work that benefits animals and humans. We would like to extend a special thanks to the Graham and Courtney Rahal Foundation and their associates for their continued support. Their generosity has helped fund our clinical trials team and a clinical trial that is enrolling children with advanced bone cancer at Children’s Hospitals in Denver and Atlanta. We hope this new treatment will benefit kids in the same way it has benefitted dogs.”
The Flint Animal Cancer Center sees more than 2,000 new companion animal cancer patients every year, with approximately 130 patients enrolling in One Cure clinical trials. These canine and feline patients help to advance cancer research, moving treatments out of the laboratory and into clinical practice, ultimately providing hope to the next generation of animal and human cancer patients.
“As a pet owner and a human who has spent time at the Flint Animal Cancer Center, I know that a cure for cancer can only be achieved through far-reaching and all-inclusive research approaches,” said David Letterman. “Nowhere are they pursued more vigorously than at the Flint Animal Cancer Canter. All of us at Rahal Letterman Lanigan are grateful for the affiliation.”
“I am extremely proud of our association with One Cure,” added Graham Rahal. “It’s become a great mission for all of us to raise awareness and money for this great cause and to help find a cure for cancer. The passion that we’ve been able to fuel on the track, as well as through our foundation events that all our team partners have supported, has been nothing short of amazing. We’ve been able to help Dr. Rod Page (the center’s director), and all of the staff at One Cure get the resources they need to battle cancer, something that impacts everyone.”