Sherry Pollex reported a bit of joyful news from the NASCAR offseason, indicating Tuesday that she has completed her final round of chemotherapy treatment for ovarian cancer.
Pollex, the longtime girlfriend of reigning Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr., tweeted out an update on her treatment along with the hashtag #SherryStrong.
— Sherry Pollex (@SherryStrongOC) February 6, 2018
Pollex was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer in 2014. She revealed last summer a recurrence of the disease that necessitated surgery to remove her spleen.
Pollex and Truex have fought through their adversity with a major push toward philanthropic efforts. The Martin Truex Jr. Foundation has used its annual “Catwalk for a Cause” charity event to raise funds and awareness in the fight against the disease. Last year’s event raised more than $500,000 for the cause.
Pollex and Truex have also rallied support each September for National Ovarian Cancer Awareness and Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. The foundation made its second annual campaign last year to battle ovarian and childhood cancer, with 29 drivers contributing custom steering wheels, autographed and trimmed in teal and gold for charity.
The couple received the 2017 National Motorsports Press Association’s Myers Brothers Award, presented to individuals and/or groups who have provided outstanding contributions to the sport of stock-car racing.