NTT IndyCar Series champion and former Indianapolis 500 winner Ryan Hunter Reay and his family have launched an endowment fund for nursing students at Nova Southeastern University in support of scholarships for students at NSU’s Ron and Kathy Assaf College of Nursing who have an interest in serving oncology patients in memory of Ryan’s mother.
Speaking about the news, Shari Meehan, NSU director of Development commented saying:
“This scholarship gift will help attract the best and brightest students who are interested in oncology nursing. “Racing for Cancer, Ryan and Beccy’s charity, together with partner AutoNation, share our vision and core values to train competent and confident nurse leaders who will transform the delivery of nursing care in our communities and beyond. We are very grateful for their steadfast partnership and support over the years. Everyone here extends sincere thanks for their generosity and support.”
Speaking about the announcement, Hunter Reay said:
“Nearly 28 million people worldwide are battling some form of cancer. Our goal with Racing for Cancer is to help make the world cancer free. We believe that investing in nursing students committed to our cause ensures that our efforts will continue for years to come. “My mother would be so proud to know that her legacy lives on in nurses who serve the cancer community throughout the world.”