Communication student raises money through racing

A win on the track for one UCF student could help gain in the search for a muscular dystrophy cure.

Shea Holbrook, a junior communications major, combines her professional racing career with fundraising for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the only fatal form of muscular dystrophy.

“My goal is to be like Danica Patrick,” Holbrook said. “If I could ever get to some type of celebrity status in my racing career, I could help raise money for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.”

Holbrook and her sponsors — K&N Filters, Lucas Oil and Wine Country Motorsports — never have a goal amount when fundraising, she said.

However, Pro Racing World Challenge Series for the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg held by the Sports Car Club of America, will be her first opportunity to raise $10,000.

Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy is the only nonprofit organization that directly benefits finding a cure, she said.

She also said she chose the organization because they understood her vision for combining racing with fundraising and awareness.

“Shea is amazing and I think every boy in the world loves cars and racing. When she approached me, I was thrilled,” said Pat Furlong, CEO and president of Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy. “Racing and fundraising seemed a perfect match.”

This information is from an article by Camille Thomas and can be read in its entirety by clicking here.

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