Athletes for Cancer was selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which Toyota is giving 100 cars to 100 organizations over 100 days. Athletes for Cancer was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide.
Tomorrow, JULY 2, is Athletes for Cancer’s VOTING DAY. Yes, that’s right — we get ONE DAY to get as many votes as possible on www.100carsforgood.com to win a new Toyota Sienna Minivan for our SUP & Surf Survivorship Program. I know… I’m as tired of these Facebook contests as you are. But this one is pretty big and we have a pretty good chance of winning. Watch the video and learn more… or go to our Causes page and join the cause, then go VOTE at www.100carsforgood.com.
Full Press Release: Hood River, OR – June 25, 2012
Oregon’s Athletes for Cancer named finalist in
TOYOTA’S 100 CARS FOR GOOD PROGRAM
Athletes for Cancer announced today that it has been selected as one of 500 nonprofit finalists in Toyota’s 100 Cars for Good program, a major philanthropic initiative in which the automaker is giving 100 cars to 100 organizations over 100 days. Athletes for Cancer was selected as a finalist from more than 4,000 applications nationwide.
Each day, beginning May 14, 2012, 100 Cars for Good will profile five finalists at www.100carsforgood.com. Individual members of the public will be able to vote for which ever nonprofit they think can do the most good with a new vehicle. The nonprofit with the most votes at the end of each day will win one of six Toyota models. Runners-up will each receive a $1,000 cash grant from Toyota.
Athletes for Cancer will be up for consideration on July 2 from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm Pacific Standard Time via a Facebook voting process on 100carsforgood.com
“Athletes for Cancer is thrilled to have been selected as a finalist for the 2012 100 Cars for Good program,” said Tonia Farman, Executive Director. “We’re grateful for this incredible opportunity to showcase our survivorship program and hopefully win a car to help us increase our impact in lives affected by cancer. We hope everyone will help us spread the word now and, of course, will make time to visit 100carsforgood.com on July 2, 2012 to vote for us.”
A clip from our entry: A Sienna can be a major contributor to the cancer recovery and healing process. Here’s how. As part of our Survivorship Program, we use minivans for gear and survivor transport to and from our activity venue. We quickly learned that each minivan became an energy source and space for healing. The most intimate discussions about survivor experiences with cancer was in the cars driving to and from our next activity. The girls discussed candidly the moments they learned they couldn’t have kids. Brain cancer survivors discuss fears of re-diagnosis. Discussions abound of fertility, surgeries, chemo, losing hair, losing brain cells, losing friends, and losing their identities. The walls protected the conversations, allowing them to be free. Suddenly, we looked to our minivans as the vehicles for channelling strength and promoting life renewal as part of the healing process. The Sienna is not just a car for us, it’s a vehicle for changing lives.