Actor, Anthony Edwards and Cure Autism Now Foundation Make Fourth Trip to Indy 500 at Over 228 Mph

14 May, 2003, 01:00 ET from Cure Autism Now Foundation

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor Anthony Edwards, huge race
 fan and Cure Autism Now Foundation Board member, has partnered with HomeMed
 Pharmacy and Kelley Racing to help organize the No. 32 "Cure Autism
 Now/HomeMed Pharmacy" entry for the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500 on
 May 25, 2003.  The car qualified 8th for the venerable race with a four lap
 average qualifying speed of 228.765 mph.
     For the last four years, Anthony Edwards has combined his passion for
 motor racing and his involvement with the Los Angeles-based Cure Autism Now
 Foundation into an incredibly unique and special awareness and fund raising
 campaign.  Under Edwards' direction a race car has again been entered into the
 Indianapolis 500 carrying the Cure Autism Now Foundation logo and message.
     "Autism has been misunderstood and basically ignored for over 50 years,"
 said Edwards.  "But now we see it occurring at an alarming rate with 1 in 250
 children affected by the disease."
     Edwards continued, "The Team Cure Autism Now ('Team CAN') efforts over the
 last four years have brought an amazing amount of awareness to this disease,
 raised a tremendous amount of money for the Foundation and given hope and
 direction to many people touched by autism.  The Team CAN program drives an
 incredible amount of traffic to the Foundation and its Web site mostly from
 people who did not know where to go for answers."
     "We are not just a little sticker on the car," Edwards said.  "Cure Autism
 Now is the Co-Title Sponsor and this is quite amazing considering how much it
 cost to run a car at Indy." Continuing, "The Foundation doesn't pay a dime.
 This effort is all made possible by our sponsor, HomeMed Pharmacy who let Cure
 Autism Now be the focal point of the car. We also have Motor Trend, Firestone,
 Network Appliance and White Castle Hamburgers all kicking in to make this
 happen.  It is their marketing dollars that make this 200 mph billboard for
 Cure Autism Now go round."
     Closing Edwards said, "You know, the Indianapolis 500 is the largest
 single day sporting event in the world with over 400,000 in attendance.  What
 better place for the Cure Autism Now Foundation to get exposure.  Also, racing
 is about teamwork, speed and putting the best people together to achieve a
 common goal ... winning.  And that's exactly what the Cure Autism Now
 Foundation is all about."
     The Cure Autism Now/HomeMed Pharmacy car No. 32 will be driven by rookie
 sensation, Tony Renna.
 
     The Cure Autism Now Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to
 promoting and funding autism research and accelerating the pace of scientific
 progress toward effective treatments and a cure. The organization is the
 largest private funder of biological research in autism, providing more than
 $10 million in grants since its inception in 1995. According to the CDC, 1 in
 250 children are affected by autism. For more information about Cure Autism
 Now, please visit their website at www.cureautismnow.org and www.teamcan.com .
     HomeMed Pharmacy, a division of US Health Services, a wholly owned
 subsidiary of Standard Management.
 
     Ronald Hunter, CEO and Chairman of Standard Management, is pleased that
 this partnership will benefit the many children who suffer from autism.  "We
 are blessed to be in an industry with a product that will position us so
 naturally with Cure Autism Now." stated Hunter.  "Our vision quest at HomeMed
 Pharmacy is that through our partnership with Kelley Racing, we close out the
 year 2003 by contributing the largest fundraising effort in the history of
 Cure Autism Now."  HomeMed Pharmacy has put a program into place for the
 consumer market that directly benefits Cure Autism Now.  When an order is
 placed, using the promotional code "Indy 32" wither via www.homemed.com or by
 calling 1-800- 586-2882, between now and December 31 the customer will receive
 a discount on their order and a percentage of the purchase will be donated to
 Cure Autism Now.
     Kelley Racing was formed in late 1997 after owner Tom Kelley had
 participated in a partnership with PDM Racing and driver Mark Dismore for the
 1997 Indianapolis 500 and succeeding Indy Racing League events.  In 1998,
 Kelley Racing began its first full season in the Indy Racing League with
 drivers Scott Sharp and Mark Dismore.  Over the next six seasons of
 competition, Kelley Racing has made 120 starts, collected eight wins and
 scored eight poles.  Kelley Racing is currently fielding two entries for the
 2003 IndyCar Series for drivers Scott Sharp and Al Unser, Jr.  Kelley Racing
 will also field a car for rookie Tony Renna in the 87th running of the
 Indianapolis 500.
 
 

SOURCE Cure Autism Now Foundation
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif., May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Actor Anthony Edwards, huge race
 fan and Cure Autism Now Foundation Board member, has partnered with HomeMed
 Pharmacy and Kelley Racing to help organize the No. 32 "Cure Autism
 Now/HomeMed Pharmacy" entry for the 87th running of the Indianapolis 500 on
 May 25, 2003.  The car qualified 8th for the venerable race with a four lap
 average qualifying speed of 228.765 mph.
     For the last four years, Anthony Edwards has combined his passion for
 motor racing and his involvement with the Los Angeles-based Cure Autism Now
 Foundation into an incredibly unique and special awareness and fund raising
 campaign.  Under Edwards' direction a race car has again been entered into the
 Indianapolis 500 carrying the Cure Autism Now Foundation logo and message.
     "Autism has been misunderstood and basically ignored for over 50 years,"
 said Edwards.  "But now we see it occurring at an alarming rate with 1 in 250
 children affected by the disease."
     Edwards continued, "The Team Cure Autism Now ('Team CAN') efforts over the
 last four years have brought an amazing amount of awareness to this disease,
 raised a tremendous amount of money for the Foundation and given hope and
 direction to many people touched by autism.  The Team CAN program drives an
 incredible amount of traffic to the Foundation and its Web site mostly from
 people who did not know where to go for answers."
     "We are not just a little sticker on the car," Edwards said.  "Cure Autism
 Now is the Co-Title Sponsor and this is quite amazing considering how much it
 cost to run a car at Indy." Continuing, "The Foundation doesn't pay a dime.
 This effort is all made possible by our sponsor, HomeMed Pharmacy who let Cure
 Autism Now be the focal point of the car. We also have Motor Trend, Firestone,
 Network Appliance and White Castle Hamburgers all kicking in to make this
 happen.  It is their marketing dollars that make this 200 mph billboard for
 Cure Autism Now go round."
     Closing Edwards said, "You know, the Indianapolis 500 is the largest
 single day sporting event in the world with over 400,000 in attendance.  What
 better place for the Cure Autism Now Foundation to get exposure.  Also, racing
 is about teamwork, speed and putting the best people together to achieve a
 common goal ... winning.  And that's exactly what the Cure Autism Now
 Foundation is all about."
     The Cure Autism Now/HomeMed Pharmacy car No. 32 will be driven by rookie
 sensation, Tony Renna.
 
     The Cure Autism Now Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to
 promoting and funding autism research and accelerating the pace of scientific
 progress toward effective treatments and a cure. The organization is the
 largest private funder of biological research in autism, providing more than
 $10 million in grants since its inception in 1995. According to the CDC, 1 in
 250 children are affected by autism. For more information about Cure Autism
 Now, please visit their website at www.cureautismnow.org and www.teamcan.com .
     HomeMed Pharmacy, a division of US Health Services, a wholly owned
 subsidiary of Standard Management.
 
     Ronald Hunter, CEO and Chairman of Standard Management, is pleased that
 this partnership will benefit the many children who suffer from autism.  "We
 are blessed to be in an industry with a product that will position us so
 naturally with Cure Autism Now." stated Hunter.  "Our vision quest at HomeMed
 Pharmacy is that through our partnership with Kelley Racing, we close out the
 year 2003 by contributing the largest fundraising effort in the history of
 Cure Autism Now."  HomeMed Pharmacy has put a program into place for the
 consumer market that directly benefits Cure Autism Now.  When an order is
 placed, using the promotional code "Indy 32" wither via www.homemed.com or by
 calling 1-800- 586-2882, between now and December 31 the customer will receive
 a discount on their order and a percentage of the purchase will be donated to
 Cure Autism Now.
     Kelley Racing was formed in late 1997 after owner Tom Kelley had
 participated in a partnership with PDM Racing and driver Mark Dismore for the
 1997 Indianapolis 500 and succeeding Indy Racing League events.  In 1998,
 Kelley Racing began its first full season in the Indy Racing League with
 drivers Scott Sharp and Mark Dismore.  Over the next six seasons of
 competition, Kelley Racing has made 120 starts, collected eight wins and
 scored eight poles.  Kelley Racing is currently fielding two entries for the
 2003 IndyCar Series for drivers Scott Sharp and Al Unser, Jr.  Kelley Racing
 will also field a car for rookie Tony Renna in the 87th running of the
 Indianapolis 500.
 
 SOURCE  Cure Autism Now Foundation