Sonoma Raceway lost one of its most visible and devoted staff members last year when John Cardinale, longtime vice president of Media and Community Relations, passed away after a two-year battle with stomach cancer.
Cardinale is one of nearly 11,000 people who will die from stomach cancer in the U.S. this year, and the raceway will continue its efforts to battle the deadly disease at the third annual John’s March Against Stomach Cancer this Saturday, Jan. 18.
This unique fundraiser offers the public a chance to help raise funds for No Stomach for Cancer (nostomachforcancer.org) and enjoy a symbolic “march” around the raceway’s 12-turn, 2.52-mile road course. John’s March has raised nearly $29,000 over the past two years.
No Stomach for Cancer is a nonprofit group that works to increase awareness and education about stomach cancer, provide a support network for affected families and support research efforts for screening, early detection, treatment and prevention of stomach cancer.
“I had the privilege of meeting John in person at last year’s March and will never forget the passion with which he spoke about not only raising awareness for the cause but about the power of the human spirit,” said Beth Lambert, No Stomach For Cancer board chair.