FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, is commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month on October 11. Associates in all 18 markets from coast to coast will assemble and deliver gift bags filled with items designed specially to bring comfort to kids and adults undergoing cancer treatment. It's all part of their larger "DRIVE PINK" Initiative that has raised more than $11 Million to fund cancer-related nonprofits and research into finding a cure.
"In 2017, we celebrated the sale of our 11 Millionth vehicle and we've just surpassed $11 Million donated to cancer charities. What better way to mark these historic events than by designating October 11 as Drive Pink Across America Day? This is a great opportunity for all 26,000 associates to unite in support of those battling cancer," said AutoNation Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, Mike Jackson.
Since launching Drive Pink in 2015, AutoNation's Associates have participated in local fundraising events to support cancer related charities like Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa and Wipe out Kids Cancer in Dallas. These activities will culminate at the AutoNation Cure Bowl at Camping World Stadium in Orlando on December 16. Featuring a concert by Platinum Recording Artist, Andy Grammer the AutoNation Cure Bowl is the only college bowl game with a charitable cause in its name.
About AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, through its bold leadership, innovation and its comprehensive brand extensions, is transforming the automotive industry. As of June 30, 2017, AutoNation owned and operated 364 new vehicle franchises from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 11 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation's success is driven by a commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. Through its Drive Pink initiative, AutoNation is committed to drive out cancer, create awareness and support critical research. AutoNation continues to be a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other cancer-related charities.
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Gift Bag Deliveries Across America
October 11 – Selected Cities
Participating Store & Cancer Facility Recipient
Delivered by: AutoNation Shared Service Center
Recipient: Wipe Out Kids Cancer 2220 Chemsearch Blvd, Irving TX 75062
Delivered By: AutoNation Chevrolet Gulf Freeway
Recipient: Texas Children's Hospital 6621 Fannin St, Houston, TX 77030
Delivered By: AutoNation Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Valencia
Recipient: City of Hope Santa Clarita Cancer Treatment Center 23823 Valencia Blvd #250, Valencia, CA 91355
Delivered By: AutoNation Nissan Arapahoe
Recipient: Anschutz Children's Cancer Center 13123 E. 16th Ave. Aurora, CO 80045
Delivered By: AutoNation Chevrolet Northpoint
Recipient: The Children Center at Scottish Rite 1001 Johnson Ferry Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30342
Delivered by: AutoNation Subaru Hunt Valley
Recipient: Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore 635 W Lexington St, Baltimore, MD 21201
Delivered by: Mercedes-Benz of Sarasota & Dick Vitale
Recipient: Johns Hopkins All Children Outpatient Center 5881 Rand Blvd. Sarasota, FL 34238
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