This November, AutoNation’s Cash Register Challenge Will Raise Funds in Support of Innovative Pediatric Cancer Research
FORT LAUDERDALE, Florida, Nov. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — If there’s one thing that unites people, it’s the need to eradicate cancer, a disease that affects everyone in one way or another. When cancer strikes a child, even more is at stake.
From right to left: Dick Vitale, former board member of the V Foundation and Tatum Parker.
That’s why AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America’s largest and most admired auto dealer, and its 21,000 employees in more than 300 locations from coast to coast, unite with customers, friends and charitable partners for one goal: to eradicate cancer. The company, which made the decision in 2013 to focus all of its charities against cancer and launched the Drive Pink initiative two years later, has raised more than $28 million for cancer research and treatment.
In November, AutoNation is partnering with the Dick Vitale Fund for Pediatric Cancer at the V Foundation to support and fundraise innovative childhood cancer research. Vitale is a longtime board member of the V Foundation and a passionate advocate for childhood cancer research. He is also a friend of AutoNation and has joined their staff to provide care bags to pediatric cancer patients at their annual DRVPNK Across America Day.
Through AutoNation’s Cash Register Challenge in November, customers will be able to add donations to their credit or debit card transactions at all AutoNation dealers, stores and collision centers. Donations of all shapes and sizes are gratefully accepted, and 100% of the funds raised will go directly to helping pediatric cancer patients and their families in many meaningful ways, as well as supporting scientific research to find a cure.
“Imagine a world without cancer, where no one, especially children, would have to go through the pain and suffering it causes,” said Marc Cannon, Executive Vice President and Chief Customer Experience Officer. “That’s our shared vision at AutoNation, where we work year-round with partners such as the Dick Vitale Fund for Pediatric Cancer and V Foundation on the front lines of funding, research and treatment to turn our vision of a cancer-free world into reality. .”
Dick Vitale agrees: “I am proud and honored that AutoNation is joining our team and helping raise dollars for youth battling cancer. There is nothing more tragic than watching a mother and father put a child to rest. “My last breath, I’ll continue my mission to fund much-needed childhood cancer research to find a cure. I’m just saying AutoNation is awesome! Please support the Cash Register Challenge and help us beat this 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 $28 million to eradicate cancer, raise awareness and support critical research through the DRIVE PINK initiative, which was officially branded in 2015.
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