NBC Life Connected Drive Away Cancer
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John Nikas is on a 50,000-mile road trip, crisscrossing all 50 states. It is a journey he expects will be hopeful and heartbreaking.
Nikas said the thing he is most looking forward to is also “the thing I’m least looking forward to, and that’s actually spending time with the people that sign Grace.”
“Grace” is a 1953 Austin-Healey. She is a slick gun-metal gray vintage British sports car, and she is covered bumper to bumper in signatures and messages. Each signature on Grace represents someone who has battled cancer.
On the hood, a brief message of encouragement: “For Marcy, Beat the Beast.” Under the windshield, a daughter wrote, “To my dad, the gentle giant.”