Seven-year-old Arthritis Patient Gets Dream Day at Pocono Speedway on Saturday, August 4
Hosted by Stopain and Driver Todd Peck, who Also has a Form of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
HANOVER, PENN. (July 30, 2012) – This Saturday, August 4th seven-year-old Colin Drummond will have an experience of a lifetime. Diagnosed with Enthesitis related juvenile idiopathic arthritis at the age of 3, Colin and his parents, as well as members of the Arthritis Foundation, Eastern PA Chapter, will be hosted at the Pocono Speedway by Troy Healthcare, LLC, the makers of Stopain®, topical pain relief, and a sponsor of driver Todd Peck in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Peck, 26, has long battled with a form of juvenile arthritis himself, and currently carries the “Kids Get Arthritis Too” decal on his No. 96 Chevrolet.
“This is a day about kids having fun. Todd is an excellent example of someone who has had juvenile arthritis most of his life, and has flourished despite it,” said Anthony Cicini, Vice President of Troy Healthcare.
The No. 96 Stopain Chevrolet that Peck drives carries the Stopain logo as well as the Arthritis Foundation and “Kids Get Arthritis Too” logos. The team’s next race will be at the Iowa Speedway in September.
‘It has always been important for us to give back to the Arthritis Foundation, especially to the children who suffer from juvenile arthritis,” said Todd Peck. “To have an opportunity with Stopain to give Colin a look behind the scenes will be pretty special. I’m looking forward to it.”
According to the Arthritis Foundation, 50 million people in the United States are affected by arthritis, 300,000 of whom are under the age of sixteen. Juvenile arthritis often develops between the early toddler and elementary school years, although in some youth it develops later in the early teens. Signs that a child may have arthritis include swollen joints, stiffness after inactivity, such as sleeping or sitting for an extended period of time, gait abnormality with or without pain and refusal to hold a fork or crayon or pen.
About Peck Motorsports
Peck Motorsports (www.peckmotorsports.com) is the only professional NASCAR race team headquartered in central Pennsylvania. Founded in 1988, Peck Motorsports is a family operation. Brothers Dr. Mike Peck and Tom Peck operated the team with success throughout the 90s. Today the team is still led by Dr. Mike Peck, but this time with son Todd Peck behind the wheel.
The family has a long, trusted history in the sport. Tom Peck has numerous top-10 and top-five finishes in the highest ranks of NASCAR. Todd Peck is the next generation of Peck family members to carry on the legacy of the proud Pennsylvania racers. The team is supported by Stopain, Addiction Management Center, FK Rod Ends, Keystone BioFuels, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, Lithium Pros, Pyramex and R-E-S. The team also has a collaboration with the Arthritis Foundation.
Stopain®, a leading topical pain reliever, is available in four formulations: Stopain Spray, Stopain Extra Strength Spray, Stopain Extra Strength Roll-On and the new Stopain Gel. The spray and roll-on formulations are top-sellers in the topical analgesic category.
Stopain is a product with a highly loyal customer base and strong history of success. The brand was established in 1991, when the product was developed by a pharmacist in Southern California. Recommended by doctors and pharmacists for its immediate and long-lasting pain relief, Stopain provides relief for minor pains and stiffness of arthritis, muscle aches and back pain. Stopain products are made 100% in the USA and can be purchased nationally at more than 25,000 independent pharmacies and national chain drug stores, including Walgreens, Wal-Mart, CVS, Meijer, and Rite-Aid Pharmacies. To learn more about Stopain, visit www.stopain.com
About the Arthritis Foundation
Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation’s leading cause of disability. The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of this serious, painful and unacceptable disease, which can severely damage joints and rob people of living life to its fullest. The Foundation funds life-changing research that has restored mobility in patients for more than six decades; fights for health care policies that improve the lives of the millions who live with arthritis; and partners with families to provide empowering programs and information.
Juvenile Arthritis (JA) affects more than 300,000 children in the U.S. JA is a term to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions that can develop in children ages 16 and younger. There are several different types of JA.