FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Dec. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that Cheryl Miller, the company's Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and Alice Jackson and Kinga Lampert, BCRF Board Members, along with Jeff Lagos and Alan Gooch, representatives of the Orlando Sports Foundation, presented a check for $1.15 million to Myra Biblowit, President of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) at the 2016 AutoNation Cure Bowl at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida.
The AutoNation Cure Bowl is to benefit BCRF, this year's largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world. BCRF is also the highest rated breast cancer organization in the U.S. with an A+ rating from Charity Watch and the top four-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Over three years ago, AutoNation committed its charitable resources towards cancer research, early detection and prevention. Since then, we've raised and donated millions of dollars, including a total commitment of over $2,000,000 to BCRF since the first AutoNation Cure Bowl, to invest in the world's most promising research.
About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is dedicated to being the end of breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research. Founded by Evelyn H. Lauder in 1993, BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. By committing 91 cents of every dollar directly to its mission, BCRF is one of the nation's most fiscally responsible nonprofits and the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. Visit www.bcrfcure.org to learn more.
About AutoNation Cure Bowl The AutoNation Cure Bowl's goal, presented by Florida Hospital, is to bring teams together to find a cure for cancer. This goal became a reality in 2015 when the organization and AutoNation, its title sponsor, presented a record breaking $1.15 million to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation at the inaugural bowl game. This donation is the highest amount given in the history of college football bowls from a single bowl to its cancer research foundation charity partner. This year's game will be played December 17th at Orlando's Camping World Stadium and televised nationwide on CBS Sports Network, at 5:30pm EST.
About AutoNation, Inc. AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, through its bold leadership, innovation and its comprehensive brand extensions, is transforming the automotive industry. As of September 30, 2016, AutoNation owned and operated 371 new vehicle franchises from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 10 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation's success is driven by a commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. Through its Drive Pink initiative, AutoNation is committed to drive out cancer, create awareness and support critical research. AutoNation continues to be a proud supporter of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and other cancer-related charities.
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