AutoNation Presents a $58,800 check to Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer

AutoNation presents a $58,800 check in collaboration with BG Products to aid Wipe Out Kids Cancer.   

(Featured photo:  Mark Nelson, BG Products, Major Account Sales Manager; Carlye Cowheard, AutoNation, Specialist, Brand and Purpose Marketing; Kris Cumnock, CEO, WOKC (Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer); Sydney Thorp, AutoNation, Coordinator, Brand and Purpose Marketing; Cindy Brinker Simmons, Founder, WOKC.)*

AutoNation, in partnership with BG Products, proudly presented a generous $58,800 check to Wipe Out Kids Cancer during a special event hosted by BMW of Dallas, an AutoNation dealership.   

Caryle Cowheard of AutoNation, and BG Products Major Account Sales Manager Mark Nelson presented a $58,800 donation to Wipe Out Kids Cancer CEO Kris Cumnock. This generous contribution not only symbolizes the support from the community but also highlights AutoNation’s commitment to driving out cancer. The donation resulted from a collaborative initiative between BG Products and AutoNation, where BG Products matched the sales of their automotive products in AutoNation stores and contributed 100% of this match to Wipe Out Kids Cancer. AutoNation Associate Greg Bryant further contributed to the cause by hosting a local golf tournament fundraiser. Collectively, these efforts culminated in a donation of nearly $60,000 for Wipe Out Kids Cancer. 

Each year, through DRV PNK, AutoNation Associates participate in charitable activities that help drive cancer awareness and support the fight against the disease. Together with customers and community partners, Associates have helped AutoNation raise and donate over $35 million to drive out cancer since 2013. Funds are administered to facilities and organizations across the country to support cancer research, treatment, and services where they are most needed. 

About AutoNation, Inc.: AutoNation, a provider of personalized transportation services, is driven by innovation and transformation. As one of America’s most admired companies, AutoNation delivers a peerless Customer experience recognized by data-driven consumer insight leaders, Reputation and J.D. Power. Through its bold leadership and brand affinity, the AutoNation Brand is synonymous with “DRV PNK” and “What Drives You, Drives Us.” AutoNation has a singular focus on personalized transportation services that are easy, transparent, and Customer-centric.  

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About Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer:
Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer offers comfort and hope to kids with cancer through support programs serving the entire family and funds innovative research leading to new discoveries and treatments in the fight against pediatric cancer.  Visit wokc. org for more information.

*(Photo credit AutoNation, Inc. and Rob Wythe/Wythe Portrait Studio)

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