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Ginger Herbert, the reigning Mrs. Virginia 2013 and wife of NHRA Top Fuel racer Doug Herbert, will be representing her home state of Virginia and her charity platform, B.R.A.K.E.S. (Be Responsible And Keep Everyone Safe), when she travels to Las Vegas July 27-31 to compete in the Mrs. United States Pageant.

Her impressive résumé of personal and professional achievements includes a doctorate degree, which has resulted in her lifelong devotion to nutrition and health on both the corporate level and in the private sector. As founder and CEO of Dr. Ginger LLC, she has developed innovative and unique programs for reversing disease while teaching effective methods of acquiring and maintaining exceptional health.

As Herbert’s wife, she has become a tireless advocate and board member for B.R.A.K.E.S., the nonprofit 501(c) organization founded by her husband in 2008 following the tragic loss of his two sons, Jon and James, in a devastating traffic accident near the Herberts’ home. B.R.A.K.E.S. provides its nationally acclaimed Teen Pro-Active Driving School to young drivers — free of charge — which teaches more confident and conscientious driving skills to teenagers between 15 and 19.

“This is such an exciting opportunity for me,” she said. “To be representing the Commonwealth of Virginia and B.R.A.K.E.S. simultaneously on the national stage is such a satisfying and fulfilling experience. Obviously, I want to promote how special the people and places within Virginia are and why I’m so proud of my home state, but it’s also important to let people across the country know what B.R.A.K.E.S. is doing to help save the lives of so many young drivers who attend the Teen Pro-Active Driving Schools.”

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