Westbrook, CT (March 20, 2009): The Racing Against Cancer Program TM is poised to embark on a new era of fundraising. The popular federally recognized non-profit organization has been dedicated to the fight against cancer for over 12 years. After their announcement this week, the organization stands to increase its reach and scope exponentially.

ShopWurld of Saratoga Springs, NY, an international internet-based business, has signed on as the title sponsor of the Racing Against Cancer Program for the 2009 season.
ShopWurld is an internet mall that includes retailers from a host of categories including apparel, health & beauty, electronics, office supplies, etc. Over 1,000 well-known retailers are represented including NASCAR.com Superstores, Home Depot, Toys ‘R Us, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Staples, JC Penny, Macy’s, Pet Smart and many more.
The start up company has experienced tremendous growth over a relatively short time with an innovative business model that serves as a winning alternative in today’s technological age and tenuous economic climate. Currently, ShopWurld has over 10,000 members.
“We are truly excited to be affiliated with ShopWurld.com,” said Director of Operations for Racing Against Cancer, Scott Gregory of Westbrook, CT. “ The program, its beneficiaries, and its benefactors are especially fortunate to be getting in on the ground floor. The opportunity that this association brings can be monumental in terms of exposure and fundraising.”
By employing a multi-tiered marketing program, ShopWurld helps individual consumers generate income while charities like the Racing Against Cancer Program reap the benefit. When a partner of the ShopWurld Network shops through the website shopwurld.com, ShopWurld receives a percentage of the purchase amounts in the form of Store Payouts. In turn, members earn a commission on all purchases made through the ShopWurld network while an additional percentage can go to registered non-profit organizations like the Racing Against Cancer Program; giving them a share of the over $200 billion online shopping industry.
The amount ShopWurld receives as a Store Payout depends on the particular store ranging from 1% to 30%. A portion of the stores pay a flat fee for a purchase of a service or an enrollment in a program. When entering the ShopWurld mall, shoppers are redirected to the store’s website. Purchases are completed directly with the store including payment, shipping, etc. Neither partners nor members are required to make any investment.
The ShopWurld Network grows as people tell their friends about this unique opportunity. It’s sustained and immediate growth poses an incredible opportunity for the Racing Against Cancer Program and their supporters to earn money for causes like the American Cancer Society, David’s House, the Tomorrow Fund, the C.H.A.I.N. Fund and other cancer related charities.
"ShopWurld is thrilled to be a part of the Racing Against Cancer Program,” said Paul Bardwell, Co-Founder of ShopWurld.com. “In these trying economic times, if a charity can offer a supporter a way to give more without affecting their personal budget, everybody wins. Our sincere hope is that RAC will be able to exceed all their fundraising goals with the help of our program."
Effective immediately, the Racing Against Cancer team has become a Gold Network Partner. Supporters of the program are encouraged to join RAC’s Personal Network (using the RAC ShopWurld ID). Members of the organization will also build their own Personal Networks of other members and friends.
The success of the program will rest primarily in the hands of its supporters.
“Racers and race fans can help raise money for the Racing Against Program simply by buying the products they use every day,” continued Grego ry. “ShopWurld is offering the R.A.C. Team and its members the opportunity to raise enough funds to help R.A.C. set new fundraising record each and every year in the future.”
For complete details on how the ShopWurld Network functions, visit shopwurld.com.
The partnership with ShopWurld comes on the heels of the announcement that long-time supporter of the Racing Against Cancer program, the Foxwoods Resort Casino, citing the hardships of the struggling economy, would no longer serve as the charities primary sponsor.
A trio of Racing Against Cancer Team members will race under the ShopWurld banner during the 2009 season including Scott Gregory in the Truck division at the Waterford Speedbowl in Waterford, CT; Tom Fox in the Late Model division at Thompson International Speedway in Thompson, CT; and Kaitlyn Donovan in the SYRA division at Seekonk Speedway in Seekonk, MA.
COOLLimousine.com has also joined the family of sponsors for the Racing Against Cancer Program for 2009.
In the coming weeks, the Racing Against Cancer Program will debut a new website, ShopWurldRacing.com, dedicated to the fundraising and racing efforts of the team.