LITTLE EGG HARBOR – NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver and New Jersey native Martin Truex Jr. will attend a 10th Anniversary Celebration Dinner presented by Sea Watch International at the Sea Oaks Country Club, 99 Golf View Drive, on Wednesday, September 27 from 6 to 10 p.m.
The event will celebrate the anniversary of the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation, which was started in 2007 by Truex Jr. and his long-time girlfriend Sherry Pollex. Three years ago, Pollex was diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, and through their experiences managing the disease, the Foundation refocused its mission with a goal to support underfunded research for ovarian and childhood cancers, and assist individuals and families affected by the diseases.
September was proclaimed as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month by President Barack Obama in 2014, citing it as the most deadly of all female reproductive system cancers. Nearly 22,000 women are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer every year, and 14,000 of them will end up dying of the disease, according to ovariancancerawareness.org.
The Martin Truex Jr. Pediatric Care Center at Southern Ocean Medical Center has also been supporting the childhood cancer community for the past three years, and a three-year partnership with Levine Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina will allow for five new research trials specific to childhood cancer, which will hopefully lead to breakthrough treatments.
The anniversary dinner will help raise funds so that the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation can continue its mission of raising awareness, boosting advocacy and generating financial support for additional ovarian and childhood cancer research initiatives.
Guests at the event will enjoy a Welcome Reception sponsored by the McPeak Investment Group of Wells Fargo Advisors, a two-hour open bar, buffet dinner, ticket auction and live entertainment by comedian Moody McCarthy.
Tickets cost $125 per person and are open to the public. Sponsorships are also available and donations for the ticket auction will be gratefully accepted.
To purchase tickets, inquire about sponsorships, or donate an item for the ticket auction, visit mtjf.ejoinme.org/MyEvents/MartinTruexJrFoundation10thAnniversaryCelebration.