April 6, 2007
Friday was the 11th annual BMW ‘Drive For The Cure’.
Organizers say the event does two things.
It helps promote awareness of breast cancer and breast cancer research and it also raises funds for breast cancer.
For every mile test driven BMW donates $1 to the Susan G. Koman Foundation.
Over half of the money raised on Friday will go to local hospitals like UVA and Martha Jefferson to help fight breast cancer.
“It really does help promote awareness, this kind of things at this scale. A lot of cars are out in the community, driving around. We try to promote it through some different venues so the awareness of breast cancer as a whole is brought up and not only does it raise money now, but hopefully it raises money through the future,” said Matthew Perry of BMW of Charlottesville.
Organizers also say Charlottesville has always been one of the most supportive towns for this event.