MEGAN
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Megan Reitenour, 23, hails from Miamisburg, Ohio. She is part of a third generation of racers in her family. Reitenour began her career racing Quarter Midgets at the age of five years old. To date, Megan has over 200 wins and seven championships.

In 2008, Megan was selected as a development driver for Nesbitt Racing Enterprises, in the Super Cup Stock Car Series. Reitenour finished second in the series points standings, missing the championship by seven points, and was named Rookie of the Year. She was the only driver in the series to post three victories for the season.

Reitenour continued her success in 2008 when she was selected for the first time to participate in the 2008 and 2009 Drive for Diversity Testing & Evaluation Combine. Her performances at the Combine earned her position as a 2009 and 2010 NASCAR Drive for Diversity Driver. She was only one of ten drivers in the nation selected to participate in the program. Megan raced in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Late Model Series, competing in the center of NASCAR country at Tri-County Speedway in Hudson, NC and continuing her ladder of success. Megan had an impressive season with 7 top five finishes, 16 top ten finishes in seventeen events and won Rookie of the Year Honors. She was only one of two drivers in the program to do so in 2009 season. In 2010, Megan made history by being the first woman to ever win a late model stock car race at Tri-County Motor Speedway, where she had a dominating performance by winning the Fire Cracker 150.

Megan is also very involved in her home community and her race community. She hopes to bring recognition by her on the track success and off the track community service, to causes which are near to her heart, including Multiple Sclerosis, Melanoma Cancer, Eosinophllic Disease and the well being and care of animals. Reitenour attributes her success to her team, family, friends and independent sponsorship; and is so grateful for them. She gets great satisfaction from being part of a group that represents young ladies in this sport and looks forward to the goals and challenges ahead of her.


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Besides my love of racing I also have another passion that is close to my heart. I love to give back when ever possible and volunteer my time to many charities. It was hard for me to choose just one organization to support because there are so many worthwhile organizations out there. I know it isn't possible to support them all, so I had to really consider which ones I wanted to be involved with and why. I chose the following organizations to support because I've been personally affected by them and I want to do whatever I can to bring awareness to these causes. Please take a minute to read why these organizations are so special to me.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) -
effects approximately 400,000 Americans and is a disease that effects the the central nervous system. This being the brain and spinal cord resulting in loss of  muscle control, movements, vision, walking and talking.

I really didn't know very much about MS or the effects the disease has on people until I met Jane Council through my marketing company, MPM Marketing. Since then, she has become part of our family. I had the opportunity to spend  a lot of time with Jane and have personally witnessed the struggles she deals with on a daily basis from this disease. Have you ever had to search all over your body to try and find a place that isn't painfully sore so you can in inject  life saving medication into your body? Have you ever had to take over thirty pills a day? Have you frequently stumbled or fell down or worried about traveling or going places because of your equilibrium being off? Have you forgotten something that someone mentioned to you an hour previously or had problems concentrating or thinking clearly? Have you worried about how to pay for critical medication that you desperately need to fight your disease? Have you felt embarrassed about the droop of your eye, mouth or face from the effects of having an exacerbation?  Were you made to feel bad about yourself  because someone ridicules you for riding in a wheel chair because  you look perfectly fine to them? Well, I know someone that has had everyone of these things happen to her and that is Jane Council. These are all serious issues and things that I have witnessed happening to her. I know the effects of MS and I worry about it. I once said to Jane that I was scared and I always want her to be able to remember me. Jane said, "Darlin' of course I'm going to remember you."  I believe that and I want to help in any way possible to see that happens. You can help too, by donating monetarily, volunteering  or by just being considerate to people that you have no idea what their predicament might be. To donate or find out more information about this disease you can go to www.nationalmssociety.org

Melanoma Cancer -
is one of the rare and most serious types of skin cancer and causes the majority of skin cancer related deaths. Each year more than 53,600 people learn they have melanoma cancer. In the United States, the percentage of people who develop melanoma has more than doubled in the past 30 years. I had my close family friend and Godfather lose his fight with Melanoma Cancer at the age of 38 years old. Mark Johnson was diagnosed with cancer at age 21. There was a place on his arm which was removed and he continued to have his required doctor recommended visits to keep evaluating his condition. Mark continued his clean bill of health for several years and eventually was no longer required to see the doctor. Sept 2006, Mark and his wife Sherri attended my racing banquet. During the banquet, he had noticed a place on his arm which he said he planned to have it looked at. He had also had some soreness and thought he had pulled a muscle somehow. Mark didn't have it looked at right away but started to have some other problems which required him to have surgery to remove his gallbladder. It wasn't long after that time we received the devastating news that he was diagnosed with Melanoma Cancer. Mark fought this disease with all that he had. He tried exploratory treatments and all kinds of treatments in an effort to rid the cancer, but to all of our dismay and loss, he passed away in Oct 2007.  My family and I loved Mark and everyone that really had the opportunity to know Mark loved him. Mark was not only one of our best friends, but was also a huge supporter of my racing career. He was my biggest cheerleader and my biggest football rival. Every year he always insisted upon contributing monetarily towards helping me with my racing career.  When we lost Mark, we lost a number one Pittsburgh Steelers fan, Godfather, friend, husband, brother and son, whom we sorely miss every day. I know he is still my biggest cheerleader and watching over me from a much better place now. I seen the effects this deadly disease had on Mark and I never want to see another human being have to endure what he did. To donate or learn more about melanoma cancer  you can visit at www.melanoma.com  or www.skincancer.org

Eosinophlic Disease -
I was first introduced to Tonya McQueen at an autograph session that I was doing at a Walmart in Cincinnati, OH. She told me her son's name was Toby and he was a huge race fan. She also told me he was diagnosed with Eosinophlic Disease at the age of two years old. She explained that there still wasn't a lot known about the disease and asked me if I ever work with any non-profit organizations. She asked me if she could leave me literature about the disease and the CURED Foundation. I explained to her that I did a lot of volunteer work and that I would be glad to review the information. A couple of days went by and as I was emptying my gear bag, I  found the information that Tonya had left me. I took the time to sit down and read the information and was I shocked what I read about the disease. Once I finished, I asked by mother if we could get in touch with Tonya and Toby and see if there was anything we could do to help the organization. This was the beginning of our journey together.

Eosinophlic Disease is most common in children. It is a very complicated and complex disease that attacks their digestive system and blood. This disease depletes the body of iron and essential nutrients necessary for proper development and physical growth. In many cases, children develop severe damage to their digestive tracts and have symptoms of fever, pain, heartburn, and stomach problems. This in turn causes victims to quit eating and drinking altogether due to the severity of the discomfort involved. They then must rely on simplified liquid formula or a feeding tube for their daily nutrition.

My family and I have had the opportunity to spend one-on-one time with Toby and his family. Toby has been my honored guest at many of my racing events and I have done guest appearances for his fundraising activities for the charity. There is not much known about this disease and funding really is needed for progressive medical research.. To learn more and this disease or for a monetary donation you can to www.curedfoundation.org or www.cincycured.com

SISCA
-  I've always had a love for animals. When I was twelve years old, I was attacked by a Saint Bernard at a race track in Columbus , Ohio . The injures required two surgeries to correct the damage that was done to my face. The thing I was worried about at the time of the incident, was that the dog was not destroyed for the pain it had inflicted and the damage it had caused to my face. I can say from that point on, it did cause me to fear large dogs which I never really have been able to overcome. None the less, it didn't cause my love of animals to diminish. I love all kinds of animals and volunteer for fundraising activities and at local shelters needing assistance. I'm in full support of SISCA, SICSA-Red Dog Racers,  and the local humane societies for animals. If you would like to donate or find out about volunteer services, please go to the following website. http://sicsa.org, http://www.sicsa.org/2009reddogracers.htm or http://www.homelesspets.org.