[Source: INDYCAR Calendar press release]
Indianapolis, IN – November 26, 2012 - United Medical Providers, Inc. (UMP) is proud to announce the release of the official 2013 INDYCAR wall calendar.
Now renowned throughout the paddock, the calendar has become a must-have for any racing enthusiast. The 12-month, 12″ x 9″ (12″ x 18″ open), full-color, photographic wall calendar features some of the hottest stars and cars from the IZOD IndyCar Series.
Most importantly, the official INDYCAR Calendar benefits three racing charities: Racing For Cancer, Racing For Kids and Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation. By purchasing the calendar, fans will support these three great organizations that are working to make a difference in the world of racing.
The 2013 theme is “Celebrating the Indianapolis 500″ and all 33 drivers from this year’s Greatest Spectacle in Racing are featured in the calendar. Other highlights of the calendar include social media spotlights, race date reminders and driver birthdays. Plus, there’s a designated autograph section for fans to get their favorite INDYCAR legends to sign, making the calendar a true collector’s piece.
Another twist for 2013: This calendar was created by the fans. Every month was designed by a different INDYCAR fan with a passion for the sport. The variety in layouts showcases each designer’s vision of what the Indy 500 represents.
“We’re really excited about the 2013 calendar,” said UMP President David Wills. “The demand for this awesome product keeps growing and this is definitely the best one yet, which gives us the ability to donate to three amazing charities in the racing community. It’s a win-win for everyone involved and we truly appreciate the fan support.”
The 2013 official INDYCAR calendar is available online now at www.INDYCARcalendar.com. Bulk purchase discounts are available. In addition, fans can get information on contests, track sales and other fun updates by following @INDYCARcalendar on twitter and becoming a fan at www.facebook.com/INDYCARcalendar.
About United Medical Providers
United Medical Providers(UMP) has been serving the medical supply and equipment needs for thousands of clients in the United States since 1996. UMP can supply clients’ urological needs with a complete line of quality products. UMP carries thousands of products from top manufacturers like Astra Tech, Bard, Coloplast, Hollister, Rochester Medical, Rusch and Securi-T. For more information, visit www.UMPonline.com.
About Racing for Cancer
Racing For Cancer, Inc. was formed to unite motorsports fans around the world to help those afflicted with cancer and to promote early detection and prevention initiatives that support the global fight against cancer. The mission is simply to help beat cancer. Racing for Cancer commits 100 percent of net proceeds, raised through various fundraising programs, to (1) promote and launch early detection and prevention initiatives, and (2) promote awareness and the eradication of childhood cancer. The organization also partners to support various marketing efforts to aid in the global cancer awareness campaign. For more information, visit www.RacingForCancer.org.
About Racing For Kids
Founded in Detroit in 1989, Racing For Kids is designed to use the increasing popularity of motorsports to focus public attention and funding on the health care needs of children. The hospital visits form the heart of the program. RFK drivers visit children in Children’s Hospitals wherever they race. They spend time with each sick youngster answering questions about their sport, posing for pictures, signing autographs and handing out the distinctive RFK hats, coloring books and assorted memorabilia provide by our sponsors. RFK representatives have visited with more than 20,000 young patients in nearly 400 hospitals in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Japan, and Australia. For more information, visit www.RacingForKids.org.
About Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation
Sam Schmidt Paralysis Foundation (SSPF) was started in 2000 by Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt shortly after a practice-run crash left him paralyzed from the chest down. SSPF is leading the charge to cure paralysis by funding scientific research, medical treatment, rehabilitation and technological advances, also benefiting stroke victims and people diagnosed with ALS, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases. In addition to initiating local and national advocacy efforts on behalf of those disabled, SSPF funds funds its national Day at the Races program. For more information, visit www.samschmidt.org.