TUDOR United SportsCar Championship driver David Ostella has created the Dash from Breast Cancer campaign to raise awareness for breast cancer across the United States and Canada.
The campaign also will raise funds to be donated to the Wings of Hope charity foundation to help buy equipment, build hospital rooms and fund a breast cancer treatment center.
Ostella family friend and breast cancer survivor Anna Rossetti founded Wings of Hope and inspired the campaign. Rossetti has faced the disease twice. The hardship fueled her to dedicate her time raising funding for St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, where she received caring treatment.
The organization since has raised more than $445,000 and has started a center where those suffering from the disease can be treated and counseled. Dash from Breast Cancer will add to Wings of Hope’s efforts by promoting awareness at each TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race event.
During the racing season, Ostella will host survivors at track, make hospital visits and create different at- track events to engage fans and raise funding. Ostella, from the Toronto suburb of Maple, Ontario, drives the No. 38 Dash Neighborhoods/Phillips 66 car fielded by Performance Tech Motorsports in the Prototype Challenge class of the IMSA TUDOR Championship, the top level of sports car racing in North America.