Cancer Hero: Jeannette VonLembke
Riding with NASCAR Cup Series Driver: Martin Truex Jr.
Why Cancer Hero Was Nominated: My mom was a big NASCAR fan, especially Martin Truex Jr. She lived in Colorado and loved when he drove for Furniture Row Racing, and always admired how the small team from Colorado could compete with the big teams from the east coast. She fought and beat breast cancer twice, once in 1999 and again in 2015. It was after that, that she decided to fulfil her lifelong dream and became a nurse. She loved helping people and always had a smile on her face. Sadly, in the summer of 2022, she was diagnosed with stage 3 bladder cancer. Even through all the surgeries and rehab, she always remained upbeat and positive. Unfortunately, after many months of fighting, she passed away on February 14, 2023.
Why Driver Was Selected: Martin Truex Jr. was her favorite driver.