During a post-race interview following his June 7 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway, Martin Truex Jr. was asked by a member of the media how he was able to keep going forward after all the adversity that’s confronted him over the past two seasons.
Without hesitation Truex gave a succinct and heartfelt answer -- "Never Give Up."
The "Never Give Up" saying has taken on a meaning of its own, touching Truex’s social media followers and race fans throughout the country and the world.
Due to the global reaction to the slogan, Truex and his girlfriend Sherry Pollex have designed a NEVER GIVE UP wristband to help raise awareness, advocacy and research funding for ovarian cancer through the Martin Truex Jr. Foundation in cooperation with the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA).
It's been more than a year since Pollex was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. She has been a longtime advocate and fundraiser for childhood cancer research and carries the same passion in her spokesperson role for the OCNA.
The cost of the NEVER GIVE UP wristband is $4 and can be ordered online by visiting www.martintruexjr.com.
With September being National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the OCNA will also be selling the NEVER GIVE UP wristbands at its Teal Appeal display booth during the Bojangles' Southern 500 Sprint Cup Series weekend (Sept. 4-6) at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway.
When asked about the fundraising wristband, Pollex said, “We hope everyone finds inspiration while wearing the NEVER GIVE UP wristband and knows that they are making a contribution to a very worthwhile cause.”
The black and teal NEVER GIVE UP silicone wristbands carry a personal message from Martin and Sherry along with their signatures separated by a teal ribbon. The wristband will also include a card that lists the symptoms of ovarian cancer.
The outside matte black finish of the wristband represents Truex's No. 78 Furniture Row Racing Chevrolet and the inside teal finish represents the official ribbon color for ovarian cancer awareness.
To learn more about ovarian cancer visit the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance website at www.ovariancancer.org.