United Car Audio Finals Helps Cancer Research

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IASCA Ryan's car for cancer research

In an effort to help raise awareness of cancer research and early detection, the four car audio competition organizations (dB Drag, IASCA, USACi, MECA) have donated a booth at the 2013 Car Audio Championship in Huntsville, Alabama this October, to showcase a cancer victim’s car and sound system.

IASCA Ryan's show carRyan Bartlett was an avid lover of car audio and performance cars  and was diagnosed with advanced testicular cancer in October of 2010, while he was working on the BP oil spill in the gulf. Sadly, Ryan succumbed to the disease in January of 2012. Before Ryan passed, three of his co-workers got together to give Ryan his dream car, a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro, which was then customized and included a high end car audio system.

“Ryan’s life was stolen by cancer” said Tom Bartlett, Ryan’s father The way he fought the disease was nothing short of inspirational; he never gave up fighting or said he wanted to quit…Now, we use his dream car to help raise awareness of his battle and the battle we still face to beat cancer. ”

The Camaro’s sound system was made possible by the generosity of many companies, including Audio Xperts of Vacaville, California, who donated the system build and customization and  car audio manufacturers including Arc Audio, Hybrid Audio Technologies, JBL, JVC, Viper and Stinger.

Iasca RyanRyan’s car will be on display at the Unified Car Audio Championship event in Huntsville, Alabama on October 19th and 20th, 2013 at the Von Braun Center.  Throughout the weekend, raffle tickets will be sold to attendees with all proceeds  going to the LIVESTRONG Foundation towards cancer research.

Manufacturers wishing to donate prizes to the raffle, or anyone seeking more information on the event, can  contact the organizations’ directors: for dB Drag, contact Celise Harris at [email protected], for USACi, contact Ralph Randall at [email protected], for MECA, contact Steve Stern at [email protected] and for IASCA, contact Moe Sabourin at [email protected].

See the full press release here.

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