This Saturday at the Preston Autoplex, the Preston Automotive Group with be hosting a Lincoln Driven to Give Event. The event is starting at noon and will last until 6 p.m. For every Lincoln vehicle that is test driven on Saturday, Lincoln will donate $20 to a charity. The Preston Automotive Group has chosen the donations to go The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. All you have to do is test drive a Lincoln! You do not have to be in the market for a Lincoln vehicle in order to come test drive one!
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation honors the memory of Andrew, he was a 14-year old athlete and ‘A’ student from Wilmington, Delaware. In 2007 Andrew had just helped his team become victorious and win a state championship tournament. In the next 48 hours Andrew went into a cardiac arrest. His diagnosis was Leukemia. The doctors didn’t expect him to live through the night but yet Andrew fought for 167 days. Andrew’s family learned that his blood type was B+ which become their motor throughout the fight to “Be Positive”. B+ reflects how Andrew lived his life and how he inspired others to do the same. The B+ Foundation has awarded over $1.5 million in research grants and family assistance. They have 3 objectives. The first is to ‘Do Good’ by providing financial assistance and emotional support to families of children with cancer through The B+ Family Assistance Program. They also want to ‘Do Good’ by funding childhood cancer research in search of cures and advancements in chemotherapy. They have awarded grants for over $500,000 over the past two years! The last objective is to ‘Do Good’ by spreading the B+ message and helping others “Live Like Andrew”. To “Live Like Andrew” means to set goals and try your best, show affection, and be comfortable with yourself.
After you test drive a Lincoln you can also stick around for the cake booth and food vendors. There will also be a kickball tournament in the field by the Hyundai building. All the proceeds from the kickball tournament will go directly to Nathan’s Story. There will also be t-shirts for sale during this time as well! The proceeds from the t-shirts will also go towards Nathan’s Story.
The Preston Automotive Group will be hosting three more Lincoln Driven to Give events this summer! Lincoln will again donate $20 for each Lincoln that is test driven on the day of the event. The second event will take place on June 7th benefiting the Caroline Country Humane Society, the third is June 21st benefiting Alex’s Lemonade and lastly July 19th benefiting Talbot Humane Society. Stay tuned for more details on these other events! All events will take place at the Preston Autoplex.