With all the efforts Preston Ford has made in the past several years to raise awareness about breast cancer, they were nominated and chosen by the Colors of Cancer Committee to receive the 2016 Community Partnership Honoree Award. The Colors of Cancer is a local organization that recognizes our local heroes of Talbot County! The organization’s committee receives nominations from people in the community to honor hometown heroes, which include: medical professional honorees, community partnership honorees, volunteer honorees and honorary chairs.
The Preston Automotive Group has strong ties to breast cancer. Our Executive Vice President, Peggy Wilson, and our Vice President’s Executive Assistant, Diana Vincent, both have been touched by breast cancer. So, every year Preston Ford does several things to support the fight against cancer.
For instance, this year they donated $100 for every vehicle sold out of each of their 10 dealerships in the Auto Group from October 14th-17th to the American Cancer Society. They also usually have an event called Paint the Plex Pink sometime in October. This year it had to be canceled because of an unexpected power outage, but usually we will have music, food and games for kids and adults. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed in pink and it is a good time all while raising awareness and money to fight breast cancer
The Preston Auto Group has also been giving out pink frogs instead of the regular green frogs throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month (October). You know how the NFL encourages its players to wear pink shoes, gloves, socks, etc. during the month of October? Well, that’s what we do here at Preston. Our employees are all encouraged to wear pink as well as give a away the pink frogs with every vehicle purchase. All year long we even have a fleet of five Ford trucks and vans wrapped in pink driving around to our various dealerships and events we are sponsoring.
In Colors of Cancer’s sixth year, Chairwoman Michele Williams of Trappe, MD, is happy to award Preston Ford. We have been in the area for over three decades and we try hard to make a difference in our community. We are very pleased to receive this award from the Colors of Cancer. The 2016 Colors of Cancer Gala will be on April 2, 2016 at the Tred Avon Yacht Club, in Oxford Maryland. Tickets can be purchased on the Colors of Cancer Website if more people would like to attend the Gala to see Preston Ford receive our Award. The Gala is a plated and served meal with a silent auction and will be from 6 pm-10 pm.