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"This money will help the American Cancer Society continue to fight for birthdays" - How the Chevrolet community is fighting breast cancer.

Last updated 6 years ago

Because of our Valley's close ties to General Motors, we try to make sure that we keep everyone in the loop regarding what's going on in GM news. We're so proud to write this peice for you to get your Friday morning started. 

On Tuesday the entire Chevrolet community came bearing a gift to those fighting breast cancer in the form of a nearly $1,000,000.00 gift. You read that correctly, Chevrolet donated $916,911.53 to the American Cancer society! The money came from Chevrolet's support of the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walks. $440,574.00 was raised by Chevrolet dealer-sponsored teams. Chevrolet Certified Service contributed $200,000.00 and an additional $199,243 was given by General Motors and Chevrolet employees teams. That's not where the support ended though! Chevrolet Service CUSTOMERS agreed to waive their service rebates and donate them to breast cancer awareness totalling $39,000.00.

Alan Batey, VP of Chevrolet Sales and Service had this to say: "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"

Chevrolet Racing even got involved, wrapping the Camaro SS pace cars with American Cancer Society and Making Strides branding. For every lap that the cars lead Chevy Racing donated  $200, for nearly $30,000.00! 


Last but not least, take a look at how General Motors world headquarters were decked out! Talk about eye catching! 

"We are very grateful for Chevrolet's efforts, making strides enables the American Cancer Society to make strides to end breast cancer and save lives by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and fighting back against the disease." said W. Phil Evans, M.D, national volunteer president for the American Cancer Society. 

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