Thanks in large part to Chevrolet’s support, the American Cancer Society’s “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walks managed to raise a grand total of $916,911.53. Just under half of that amount was raised by teams sponsored directly by Chevrolet dealerships across the country. Chevrolet’s Certified Service department and teams made up of Chevrolet employees also contributed nearly $400,000. Chevrolet’s customers also did their part by passing on the money they would have saved with Chevy “Certified Service Rebates” to the American Cancer Society for a total of $39,000.
A few months ago we brought you the story of the bright pink Camaro SS’s that would serve as pace cars for two NASCAR Sprint Cup races. For every caution lap the pink SS led around the track, Chevy pledged to give $200 to the American Cancer Society. When all was said and done, the pink-pace car Camaros managed to raise just under $30,000.
Alan Batey, vice president, Chevrolet Sales and Service said, “I am deeply touched by the generosity and kindness of our dealers, employees and customers. The Chevrolet Centennial was about our 100th birthday, and this money will help the American Cancer Society continue to fight for birthdays threatened by breast cancer.”
Check out the full story on GM’s website for more details on the ways that America’s favorite car company and the ACS are teaming up to fight cancer.