DAVIDSON, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ingersoll Rand, a global leader in air compressors, tools, fluid management and material handling equipment, and the Ingersoll Rand Foundation presented a $25,000 grant to the National Breast Cancer Foundation to help fund the foundation’s Early Detection Plan, educational programs, online support communities, mammogram and diagnostics services and breast cancer research as part of the “Give Cancer the Boot” breast cancer awareness campaign. Ingersoll Rand will donate up to an additional $25,000 as part of the “Give Cancer the Boot” promotion.
Beginning Oct. 1, Ingersoll Rand will give away pink protective tool boots with qualifying Impactool™ kit purchases, while supplies last. As a boot protects the tool, it will serve as a reminder for early detection to the company’s partners and customers. For more information on the “Give Cancer the Boot” promotion and qualifying tool kits — 231HA-BCA, 231HA-2-BCA, 231C-BCA — visit ingersollrandproducts.com.
The “Give Cancer the Boot” promotion extends to the racetrack as Ingersoll Rand will be the primary sponsor of the No. 44 Ingersoll Rand/Tastee Apple Toyota Camry, driven by Chad Hackenbracht, during the Dollar General 300 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Oct. 11.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Ingersoll Rand and TriStar Motorsports will run a special pink and black paint scheme showcasing the National Breast Cancer Foundation logo and pink ribbon to the back panel. Hackenbracht will also wear a pink-themed helmet and fire suit during the race, which will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation and auctioned off at a later date.
Ingersoll Rand will also add a pink car to its Thunder Gun Pit Crew Titans mobile app, which allows users to experience a virtual racing pit stop and compete against their friends. Throughout the month of October, players will have the option to race the “Team Breast Cancer Awareness” pink car. The game is free and can be downloaded from the Apple, Amazon, Google Play and Windows app stores.
“Breast cancer is a widespread disease that universally impacts Ingersoll Rand employees, customers and our society as a whole,” said Scott Krull, president – Americas Industrial Technologies, Ingersoll Rand. “Early detection is key to successfully treating the disease. We are proud to partner with The National Breast Cancer Foundation to help spread the word about prevention and treatment to the areas Ingersoll Rand operates and beyond.”
About Ingersoll Rand
Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR) advances the quality of life by creating and sustaining safe, comfortable and efficient environments. Our people and our family of brands — including Club Car®, Ingersoll Rand®, Schlage®, Thermo King® and Trane® — work together to enhance the quality and comfort of air in homes and buildings, transport and protect food and perishables, secure homes and commercial properties, and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. Ingersoll Rand products range from complete compressed air systems, tools and pumps to material and fluid handling systems. The diverse and innovative products, services and solutions enhance our customers’ energy efficiency, productivity and operations. Ingersoll Rand is a $14 billion global business committed to a world of sustainable progress and enduring results within our company and for our customers. For more information, visit ingersollrand.com or ingersollrandproducts.com.
About the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Recognized as one of the leading breast cancer organizations in the world, the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s (NBCF) mission is to save lives through early detection and to provide mammograms for those in need. A recipient of Charity Navigator’s highest 4-star rating for nine years, NBCF provides women Help for Today…Hope for Tomorrow® through its National Mammography Program, Beyond The Shock®, Early Detection Plan, MyNBCF online support community, and breast cancer research programs. For more information, please visit nbcf.org.
About TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC
TriStar Motorsports NC, LLC current fields Toyota Camrys in the NASCAR Nationwide Series for Mike Bliss, Jeff Green, Chad Hackenbracht, Hal Martin, Eric McClure and Cole Whitt. Located in Mooresville, North Carolina, TriStar Motorsports has competed in NASCAR's Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series since 1989; fielding cars for some of NASCAR's premier drivers including Bobby Hamilton, Greg Sacks, Phil Parsons, Mike Wallace, Jason Leffler, Reed Sorenson, Tony Raines, Kevin Lepage and others. To find out more information about TriStar Motorsports please visit www.tristarmotorsportsnc.com, like us on Facebook TriStar Motorsports, NC LLC and follow us on Twitter @TriStarRaceTeam.