Last December, our ‘Car For A Cure’ raffle made an even bigger impact on our local cancer community. Steve Amedio, co-founder of All-In to Fight Cancer was the lucky winner of a 2-year lease of a 2018 Platinum Edition Nissan Murano donated by Modern Nissan of Lake Norman.
Steve didn’t need the car for himself, but wanted to figure out how the Charlotte cancer community could benefit from Modern Nissan of Lake Norman’s generosity. The donated 2-year lease was gifted to ChemoCars to use the Isabella Santos Foundation ‘Car For A Cure.’
ChemoCars provides local cancer patients with free, on-demand rides to and from treatments. Because ChemoCars exclusively uses Uber and Lyft to transport patients, the custom-wrapped ‘Car For A Cure’ is used for meetings and events throughout the area.
“We were super excited to get the car, which serves as a great branding piece with its larger-than-life display,” says Zach Bolster who founded ChemoCars in memory of his mother, Gloria, who died from pancreatic cancer. “We are a young nonprofit so to have this moving billboard is a huge asset to our organization.”
Since launching in March 2017, ChemoCars has consistently grown. Last month, they provided nearly 1,000 rides in Charlotte and Amarillo, Texas. Every ride honors Gloria who dedicated her life to helping others and is the inspiration of ChemoCars.
Adds Zach, “We are very grateful to All-In to Fight Cancer and the Isabella Santos Foundation. This car is indicative of the spirit of cooperation happening among the Charlotte cancer community. We all enjoy working together and helping make the Queen City one of the best places in the nation to fight cancer.”
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The 2018 ‘Car For A Cure’ campaign is currently underway. You can participate by making a donation between now and December 15 at 11:00 a.m. for a chance to win a two-year lease of a brand new 2018 Nissan Murano Platinum courtesy of Modern Nissan of Lake Norman. To be eligible, participants must make a $100 donation to The Isabella Santos Foundation through this Eventbrite site www.carforacure.com. In addition, Jersey Mike’s Subs will provide a $250 gift card for the drawing, which will be held at noon on Saturday, December 15.