ORLANDO, Fla., Dec. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, announced today that Mike Jackson, the company's Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President and his wife Alice Jackson, presented a check for $1 million to Myra Biblowit, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) at the first ever AutoNation Cure Bowl at the Orlando Citrus Bowl. This was the largest corporate charitable gift ever presented as part of a college Bowl Game.
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 CharityWatch and the top four-star rating from Charity Navigator.
In 2013, AutoNation shifted its charitable focus to aiding in finding a cure for cancer by increasing the attention placed on research, awareness and preventative measures. Since then, AutoNation has raised $5 million for cancer related charities and has committed $1,000,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to invest in the world's most promising research.
About the Breast Cancer Research Foundation The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) is committed 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. This year, BCRF has committed $54 million to support 240 researchers at leading medical institutions internationally, making it one of the largest non-governmental funders of breast cancer research in the world. By investing 91 cents of every dollar directly in its mission, BCRF remains one of the nation's most fiscally responsible nonprofits. BCRF is the only breast cancer organization with an "A+" from CharityWatch, and has received Charity Navigator's highest rating of four stars 13 times since 2002. Visit www.bcrfcure.org to learn more.
About AutoNation, Inc. AutoNation is America's largest automotive retailer, currently owning and operating 344 new vehicle franchises from coast to coast. AutoNation sold its 10 millionth vehicle in 2015, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation is also, the only automotive retailer to guarantee every vehicle sold, is recall free. A commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes is what drives AutoNation's success. In 2015, AutoNation committed $1,000,000 to support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through its Drive Pink Campaign. AutoNation is transforming the automotive industry through bold leadership, technology and innovation.
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