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Published July 10, 2011, 10:11 PM

Scooters for Hooters Raises Money for Breast Cancer

Glyndon, MN (WDAY TV) - Drag racing features some of the fastest cars on the planet. That wasn't the case in Glyndon.

Drag racing features some of the fastest cars on the planet. That wasn't the case in Glyndon. These racers driving for more than just an adrenaline rush.

It touches close to home for millions of Americans. About 1-in-8 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer over the course of their lifetime. But with money raised from events like today's Scooters for Hooters in Glyndon, many will beat it.

Pamela Austfjord – Survivor and Racer: “It was scary, but you know what I made I through, and now I'm living life.”

Jill Springer – Event Organizer: “Last year it was very cut and dry, we didn't do anything, we didn't have prizes, we didn't have as many sponsors. We just got together and we rode and raised a little money. This year, it's totally taken off.”

It may not be as fast as you are used to seeing on a drag strip, but some of these scooters are still pushing 60-miles-per-hour. But, ultimately, that's not what today's about.

Pamela Austfjord – Survivor and Racer: “It's a great way to create awareness and really it means a lot to me, hopefully we'll find a cure soon.”

80 riders showed up to race their scooters down the quarter-mile strip at Top End Drag Racing in Glydon.

Charlie McCann – Owner, Top End Dragways: “As soon as she approached me about it, I said yeah, absolutely. It was more of a when and what do we need to do instead of are we going to do it type thing.”

All proceeds will go toward the Kelly Jo Dowd fund for breast cancer research and awareness.

The event raised more than 15-hundred dollars on entry fees alone.

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