Pediatric cancer patients in Dallas received comfort bags filled with toys, blankets, socks, messages of hope and more thanks to AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) Associates of the AutoNation Shared Service Center in Irving, Texas. They filled and presented the comfort bags to cancer patients from Wipe Out Kids Cancer. As part of North Texas Giving Day, AutoNation’s Shared Service Center has also donated $10,000 to support the fight against cancer.
AutoNation, America’s largest and most admired auto dealership, celebrated its 7th annual DRVPNK Across America Day nationwide in support of the company’s ongoing commitment to eradicate cancer, with the comfort bags filled by Associates who also wrote the messages of hope . To date, more than 15,000 comfort bags have been delivered to children and adults in treatment across the country.
“I am proud of the charitable work our AutoNation Associates are doing in Texas and across the country,” said Ernie Santillanes, AutoNation Human Resources Director. “Through DRVPNK, AutoNation has made a significant impact in the fight against cancer, raising more than $30 million to drive out cancer and support critical research.”
AutoNation is a long-standing partner of Wipe Out Kids Cancer and has provided support and volunteerism for many years.
Dallas-based Wipe Out Kids Cancer works relentlessly through a day when cancer is no longer a threat to children, providing support to patients and families at all pediatric cancer treatment centers in Dallas/Fort Worth. Since its inception, Wipe Out Kids Cancer has provided $7 million in seed funding for its new research projects, which have received an additional $22 million in funding for childhood cancer research to improve survival rates, provide better treatment, and help physicians overcome these challenges. better understand disease.
About Auto Nation, Inc.
AutoNation, America’s largest and most admired auto dealership, is transforming the auto industry through its bold leadership, innovation and extensive brand extensions. As of September 30, 2021, AutoNation owned and operated more than 300 locations from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold more than 13 million vehicles, the first auto dealer to reach this milestone. AutoNation’s success is driven by a commitment to delivering an unparalleled experience through customer-centric sales and service processes. Since 2013, AutoNation has raised more than $30 million to eradicate cancer, raise awareness and support critical research through the DRIVE PINK initiative, which was officially branded in 2015.