Monday 29 December 2014

Daltrey revs up for cancer charity

Published 12/04/2014 | 03:37

Roger Daltrey is raising awareness of his cancer charity at the IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix
Roger Daltrey is raising awareness of his cancer charity at the IndyCar Series Toyota Grand Prix

Who's next at Long Beach? Just the lead singer of The Who, Roger Daltrey.

Daltrey's latest amazing journey takes him to the streets of Long Beach, California, where the famed frontman will mix racing with philanthropy at the Toyota Grand Prix.

He will attend the IndyCar Series race to raise awareness of Teen Cancer America.

Daltrey, inducted in 1990 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Who, co-founded Teen Cancer America with The Who bandmate Pete Townshend. The organisation seeks to ensure that cancer patients throughout the United States have access to special units and treatments.

Daltrey's UK charity, Teenage Cancer Trust, has built 27 such units in major hospitals.

IndyCar Series drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay, Justin Wilson and Scott Dixon will serve as TCA ambassadors and Daltrey will announce a new TCA initiative, the Road Rebellion Tour.

He will also ride in the Fastest Seat in Sports two-seater driven by Mario Andretti on the formation laps before the IndyCar Series standing start for the 80-lap race on the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street course.

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