September is Life Insurance Awareness Month. Professional race car driver Danica Patrick knows the importance of life insurance. Shouldn’t YOU?
[Editor’s Note: This blog was originally published on October 13, 2016. The content has been updated.]
As a professional race car driver, Danica Patrick lives with the unexpected every day. When you make your living driving at speeds of 200 miles an hour, you know that death can potentially lurk around every hairpin turn. So Danica decided to add another “safety” item to her racing regimen – life insurance.
Yes, life insurance. Why? Let’s ask Danica. “Most people don’t drive racecars for a living, so I think it’s probably easy for them to put off getting live insurance,” she says. “You think you have time. You’re not expecting anything to happen, but it can.”
For the second straight year, Danica is the national spokesperson for Life Insurance Awareness Month, which happens every September. This promotion is sponsored by Life Happens, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating Americans on the importance of owning life insurance.
Danica learned early on how important having life insurance can be. Both of her parents lost their fathers, when they were teenagers. And unfortunately, neither family had life insurance. “They (her parents) wanted to make sure, based on their experience, that we would be take care of if something happened to them,” she said. “That certainly stuck with me.”
Danica knows firsthand that life insurance can help families cope with the loss of a parent or spouse by providing a much-needed financial safety net when they need it most. “When it comes to life insurance, think about it this way: If you were to pass away, it’s going to be awful for those left behind,” Danica says. “Get life insurance. It’s affordable. It’s doable and it’s the right thing to do for your family.”
To hear more about what Danica thinks about life insurance watch this video below. (Video courtesy of Life Happens.)
If you’d like more information on life insurance and why it’s so important, go to LifeHappens.org or AccuQuote.com. We can provide quality, competitive life insurance quotes from the top-rated, brand-name insurance companies you know and trust.