ATV, flat track racer donates to St. Mary’s for cancer program

Wayne Wnuk, right, presents a check for $1,500 to St. Mary’s Foundation Executive Director Jessica Ford to support new technology for St. Mary’s Breast Health Center, according to a news release. (Photo submitted)

AMSTERDAM — ATV and flat track racer Wayne Wnuk of Amsterdam presented a check for $1,500 to the Foundation of St. Mary’s Healthcare in December to support the organization’s women’s breast health center program.

Wnuk, who races throughout the state during the summer and fall months, is known in ATV and flat track racing circles for his pink racing suit and for his motto of “Racing For A Cure.” He said he feels passionately about the cause because his wife, Doreen, is a breast cancer survivor who was diagnosed 25 years ago.

He collects donations at races and speaks to racing fans about early detection for breast cancer. Wnuk said, “I want to thank all of my sponsors and those who continue to support Racing For A Cure,” said Wnuk. He has been paying forward his collected donations to support breast cancer organizations for more than 16 years.

For more information about the Foundation of St. Mary’s Healthcare, visit www.smha.org or call the foundation at (518) 841-7478.

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