The level of support, passion, generosity and positive feedback continues to be overwhelming.
As of May 2013, organization support included:
- 15 partner drivers in nine different states
- More than 6,000 fans on Facebook
- 6,000 items of clothing sold
- Over $200,000 collected through merchandise sales, partnerships, events, etc.
- National television and magazine coverage
- Endless support of tracks, fans, drivers, promoters, businesses, etc.
"I'm really glad they asked me to get involved. Cancer is an awful disease that affects so many lives in a negative way. Having the opportunity to support good people like the Millers, who are providing many people who have been affected by cancer a cause to rally around is something we are very grateful for."
-Scott Braun (CEO Performance Bodies)
"I have been actively involved with Karsyn's Krusaders this racing season and can tell you it is one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. The entire Miller family holds a dear place in my heart. Nobody should have to go through what they have and yet they are turning it into such a positive thing. Please help us spread the word about cancer awareness and join in the crusade."
-Kathy Link – Pit Entrance at Marshalltown Speedway
"I should Thank you! The experience that you guys are going through and the path you have chosen in your battle is truly inspiring! Life deals us cards and we are left to play too many to hold, but through the grace of God there are individuals that double down. I am blessed with a healthy family but tomorrow that could change. I pray each day it doesn't, but vow to stand beside those who decide to fight."
"In 2007 our three-year-old son had a testicular tumor that was cancerous. On Aug 13, 2010 at Marshalltown Speedway, he attended the race with me in the pits. Afterwards, his grandparents gave him a t-shirt from Karsyn's Krusaders. He thinks it's awesome! With great doctors and help from God, we can all be winners. Our thoughts and prayers are with Karsyn and your family. It's people like you that make a difference!"
-Neal & Kristin (Flander Race Team)
"I think this is a WONDERFUL thing you guys are doing, I would LOVE to help in spreading the word. Please let me know if I can do anything else to join you in your efforts."
-Carrie Rouse (Manager/ Event Coordinator/ Race Director for Drt Trak Racing)
"Thanks for coming out Saturday and for all you do to beat this terrible disease. Your efforts are greatly appreciated and the message so powerful. If there's anything else we can do, please let us know. I applaud what you have done to increase cancer awareness and to bring that awareness into the racing community."
-Ryan Clark (Announcer at Independence Motor Speedway)
"I am 19 years old and a full time student at the University of Colorado, studying mechanical engineering. I was diagnosed when I was three-years-old and then off medication when I was eight. I also race IMCA Modifieds full time in the summer throughout Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska. I would be more than willing to run some Karsyn's Krusaders stickers on my new ride for the next year!"
-Kyle Maloney – Boulder, Colorado
"I applaud you and everything that you are doing for all of these people who are dealing with cancer. I lost my mother 18 years ago to cancer and I haven't been the same since. I miss her everyday of my life. Again you are doing a great thing and I know that it helps."
"I saw what you guys are doing, I think its great. I would like to know what I can do to help the cause or get people's attention. Just let me know."
-Travis Greenfield – Kasson, MN
"Cancer is something no child should have to deal with. I am so proud of what you all are doing and a big Thank You goes out to you all."
"Please visit the Facebook page and website of this organization. While you're there, read the stories and the poem. It will make you remember that your bad days are not as bad as you thought. If you are able, I encourage everyone to get the word out along with a small donation in helping them raise awareness."
-Chad Goff, Dahinda, IL (modified driver)
"We are very proud to be a supporter of Karsyn's Krusaders!! We are doing our best to Kick Cancer's Butt One Lap at a Time from the western side of the state J!!!"
-Tami McCord Reetz
"Please continue, you are doing great things!"
-Jacki Eckrich (mother of child who lost his life to cancer in 2010)
"My heart is so full of gratitude! Words can't express my true thankfulness. I was able to share the news with my family & they couldn't conceive of such generosity. You folks are among the gemstones of people in this world. Thank you!"
-Deidra Hasley Perrin
"My name is Mitch Swinton and I am the founder of the Lil' Racer Car Club at Hawkeye Downs, West Liberty Raceway, Jackson County Speedway and CJ Speedway. I read with interest Karsyn's story and am willing to help as much as I can. "
-Mitch Swinton (Lil' Racer Car Club)
"I was wondering how I could possibly get involved with Karsyn's Krusaders. I'm a racecar driver from this area and I think what you guys are doing is absolutely a great thing. If there is any way for me to get involved please let me know. Thank you!"
-Zane Pagliai – Ankeny, IA
"Just got my shirt in the mail today. It'll be worn proudly tonight at Shawano Speedway."