Celebrating Survivorship

October 07, 2014

A 13-year breast cancer survivor, Jacqueline Gafrarar was asked to join other survivors at Charlotte Motor Speedway Wednesday, Oct. 1 to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Her sister and Charlotte Motor Speedway employee, Jeslyn Williams, who is also a cancer survivor asked Gafrarar to participate. Armed with 80 gallons of pink paint, she joined dozens of breast cancer survivors, supporters and NASCAR driver Joey Logano to paint the track’s pit wall pink. For the third consecutive year, the pink pit wall will serve as reminder of the importance of being screened regularly for breast cancer and a celebration of life.

Photo Credit: CMS/HHP photo

“It was incredible to be among fellow breast cancer survivors to kick off Breast Cancer Awareness Month and celebrate survivorship,” said Gafrarar. “With one in eight women diagnosed, you realize just how many people are impacted by the disease.”

The day also marked her 17th anniversary with JHE. As one of JHE’s first employees, Gafrarar has been involved in producing the majority of the company’s special events ranging from intimate, charity functions to prestigious, corporate affairs. She has worked with some of the most notable names nationwide including NASCAR, Sprint, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, IZOD and the Ryan Newman Foundation. She currently serves as general manager of the 600 Festival Association, managing all aspects of the nonprofit’s four May events.

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Jacqueline Gafrarar, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Charlotte Motor Speedway
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