Hunter Smith Racing
About Racing 2 Cure:
Racing 2 Cure is a non-profit organization based in Belmont, North Carolina. The organization is run by Brad & Sierra Carpenter, and raises funds to support families battling cancers. Funds raised go towards the family's everyday needs such as travel expenses, medical bills, etc.
With a history of cancer in his family, Hunter wanted to use his racing platform to help raise cancer awareness. Hunter's grandmother was lost to lung cancer before he was born, his grandfather lost a battle with bladder cancer in 2005, and in 2013 his aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer. Hunter also has a great aunt who suffers with Multiple Sclerosis. In 2013, Hunter decided to change his racing number to "30". The "30" would represent the 30 million people worldwide battling cancers and MS.
"30 isn't just a number to me. It represents so much more. We come out here and we may have a bad day at the track, but it's nothing like some of the 'bad days' so many others are having. The folks who battle these diseases and fight everyday are my heroes and this is just my way of honoring them. Every car I get in with the no. 30 on the door is their car, too."
Hunter & Racing 2 Cure:
Hunter actively works with Racing 2 Cure at events such as autograph signings and charitable dinners with goals of raising funds and awareness. Fans can donate to R2C through Hunter here.