Irving Automation Supports Local Pediatric Cancer Patients
Pediatric cancer patients in Dallas received comfort bags filled with toys, blankets, socks, messages of hope and more thanks to AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) Associates of the AutoNation Shared Service Center located in Irving, Texas. They filled and presented the comfort bags to cancer patients served by Wipe Out Kids Cancer. As part of North Texas Giving Day, AutoNation’s shared service center also donated $ 10,000 to support the fight against cancer.
AutoNation, the United States’ largest and most admired auto retailer, celebrated its 7th Annual DRVPNK Across America Day across the country to support the company’s continued commitment to “eliminate” cancer where the comfort bags were filled in by associates who also wrote the messages of hope. To date, more than 15,000 comfort bags have been delivered nationwide to children and adults undergoing treatment.
“I am proud of the charitable work our AutoNation associates do in Texas and across the country,” said Ernie Santillanes, director of human resources at AutoNation. “Through DRVPNK, AutoNation has made a huge impact in the fight against cancer, raising more than $ 30 million to fight cancer and support critical research.”
AutoNation is a longtime partner of Wipe Out Kids Cancer, having provided support and volunteer hours for many years.
Dallas-based Wipe Out Kids Cancer works tirelessly on a day when cancer is no longer a threat to children, providing support to patients and families at all pediatric cancer treatment centers in Dallas / Fort Worth . Since its founding, Wipe Out Kids Cancer has provided $ 7 million in seed money for its new research projects, which have received $ 22 million in additional childhood cancer research grants to increase survival rates, to provide better treatment and to help physicians better understand this disease.
About AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, America’s largest and most admired auto retailer, is transforming the auto industry through bold leadership, innovation and comprehensive brand extensions. As of September 30, 2021, AutoNation owned and operated over 300 locations coast to coast. AutoNation has sold more than 13 million vehicles, the first auto retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation’s success is driven by a commitment to delivering an unparalleled experience through customer-centric sales and service processes. Since 2013, AutoNation has raised over $ 30 million to fight cancer, raise awareness and support critical research through its DRIVE PINK initiative, which was officially named in 2015.