By Jill Beck, Racing4Research Program Director
Our Racing4Research program recently visited Wisconsin for IMSA’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase weekend. I traveled to Road America with a heavy heart, having just learned that we were on the verge of losing another NF Hero: 28-year-old Drew Leathers, 2012 CTF Ambassador, the inspiration for Cupid’s Undie Run, and someone I consider to be family.
Drew's battle with schwannomatosis has been nothing short of heroic - the challenges he has overcome are mind-blowing - yet he's always accepted each challenge with a sly smile and brutally funny irreverence. In typical Drew form, he decided to have a party to celebrate his life while he was alive and host a “FUN-eral" at his family’s home, which happened to be the same day as our Racing4Research event at Road America.