I established "RIPPIN' FOR A CURE," an organization with the mission of increasing awareness of heart disease, which currently stands as the number one cause of death for both men and women in America. Through our efforts, we aim to raise awareness within both the racing community and the wider community around us, and make a positive difference in the lives of those affected by this disease.
I am Laci Ferno, a 19-year-old dirt racer hailing from North Carolina. Heart disease has had a significant impact on my life, as it runs in my family. The memory of the day my father suffered a cardiac arrest from a widow maker, at only 44 years of age, will always be with me. Though we were fortunate to save his life, the experience changed our family forever. Since then, I have been driven to make a difference, and that's where RIPPIN' FOR A CURE comes in. Our goal is to increase awareness of heart disease within both the racing community and the wider community around us. I cannot express enough gratitude for the support we've received, and I'm excited to continue our mission.