POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (November 13, 2013) — Friendly Auto Group, comprised of Friendly Honda and Friendly Ford, both in Poughkeepsie, New York, presented the American Cancer Society with a check today for $3,743.22 in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
During the month of October, both Friendly Auto Group stores made a donation on behalf of each car that was sold from each store. The month was kicked off by “Wear Pink for a Cure Day” where Friendly Auto Group employees wore pink clothing for the day, decorated the stores with pink ribbons, balloons and signage, and began their contribution efforts. Additionally, Friendly Auto Group employees participated in the Hudson Valley Making Strides For Breast Cancer Walk at the Woodbury Commons in October (which raised $700,000 this year) and in-store donations were collected from employees and customers.
From left to right: Dominick Di Capua, General Manager at Friendly Honda and Vice President at Friendly Ford, Jeremy Harvey, District Sales Manager at American Honda Motor Co., Inc., and Danielle Schuka, Community Event Specialist at American Cancer Society
The initiative was well-received by employees and customers, many of whom have family members or friends affected by the disease. The funds that were contributed by the Friendly Auto Group will help the American Cancer Society continue to be the largest non-governmental funder of cancer research in the United States, spending approximately $130 million each year to work to find cures.
Danielle Schuka, Community Event Specialist for the American Cancer Society, thanked the Friendly Auto Group for their efforts when she picked up the check, stating “Your enthusiasm and generosity helped us to exceed our fundraising goals for the season.”
“Breast Cancer affects millions of families every year, and The American Cancer Society funds groundbreaking research and treatment, so we felt that this partnership was a very important one. We look forward to supporting the American Cancer Society through future endeavors as well”, said Owner and President of Friendly Auto Group, Eric Kahn.