Drive Towards a Remedy, a not-for-profit that helps analysis
in Parkinson’s Illness throughout the automotive tradition has introduced a social
media-based “Summer season Drive” contest to encourage lovers to “get out and
drive.” The group has partnered with Hagerty, and has supplied reductions
on DriveShare to check out nice basic vehicles.
Over 75 days of Summer season 2020 – starting the primary day of summer season, June 21, and with a winner to be introduced on Labor Day – licensed motorists nationwide can admire drives close to or far and enter to win prizes based mostly on the mileage they drive whereas sharing their experiences on social media, all of the whereas benefitting Parkinson’s Illness consciousness, analysis and affected person care.
Drive Towards a Remedy founder Deb Pollack mentioned, “Through the previous yr alone, we’ve made some monumental strides. With a big donation to the Parkinson’s Basis, we have been in a position to assist particular affected person care wants and give attention to six Parkinson’s ‘Facilities of Excellence’ all through the nation. By aligning our occasions to areas inside these areas, we will doubtlessly present much more funds and make a big distinction for challenged people.”
The primary 100 registrants to enter at www.drivetowardacure.org/summer and create a public social media submit on Fb or Instagram that includes a photograph of the automotive they’ve registered and the message “I’ve simply joined the Summer season @drivetowardacure in assist of #ParkinsonsDisease! Will you be a part of too? @Hagerty #getoutanddrive #letsdrivetogether” will obtain a free Hagerty “Shift Occurs” baseball cap and Drive Towards a Remedy window cling.
All through all the summer season, Drive Towards a
Remedy and Hagerty will probably be sharing new recommended driving routes weekly on
Hagerty’s Group pages and inspiring contributors to share their very own
driving routes and scenic drives inside a devoted discussion board. Weekly prizes
will probably be awarded to people chosen from social media and neighborhood posts,
with total program prizes to be introduced on Labor Day.
Particular prizes for many miles pushed and most cash raised
will probably be awarded after Labor Day when odometer readings and financial
contributions are tallied. High prizes embrace a certificates for 4
Michelin tires, valued at $1,500; a $250 present certificates for DriveShare by
Hagerty; and a $150 worth ‘Steve McQueen’ present basket from Hunziker Design
together with t-shirts and Steve McQueen racing footwear.
Attire items will probably be supplied to entrants at numerous donation ranges. Preliminary registration is $20 however bigger donations are inspired – with the flexibility to make one’s personal donation, have particular person or company sponsors for private driving experiences, or to deliver pals collectively safely for a bunch drive by every registrants’ particular person fundraising web page.
Based on Doug Clark, vice chairman of publishing and
enterprise improvement for Hagerty, the enjoyment of driving builds bonds with individuals
on each stage.
“Nobody would deny the reminiscences all of us retain from nice
drives – whether or not youthful recollections for nostalgic vehicles or the roads we
envision on a crisp and clear summer season day or evening,” Clark mentioned. “The
‘Summer season Drive Towards a Remedy’ program is a chance to get out safely and
simply really feel good, whereas performing some good for others too.”
Ought to an entrant want to drive one thing aside from their
personal registered automobile, they will discover a collectible or particular automobile by
DriveShare by Hagerty. All leases making use of code DTAC2020 will obtain a
10 p.c low cost, and DriveShare will donate their earnings from the rental
to Drive Towards a Remedy. Contributors can signal as much as lease vehicles
at www.driveshare.com .
Drive Towards a Remedy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit
supporting beneficiaries together with The
Michael J. Fox Foundation , The
Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center and the Parkinson’s Foundation . For
donations, sponsorship and occasion registration, go to the group’s