FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, is celebrating a record-breaking 11 million vehicles sold by thanking its community partners and customers, those who made this momentous occasion possible. In 11 markets from coast to coast, the company is surprising 11 customers by handing them the keys to their vehicles, payment free.
AutoNation customers Stephanie Mion, Maria Caridad, Lauri Fiallo and Jessica Tamayo were speechless this week when the management team at AutoNation Chevrolet Greenacres, AutoNation Chevrolet Pembroke Pines, AutoNation Chevrolet Doral and AutoNation Chevrolet Coral Gables handed each of them the keys to the brand new vehicles they had planned to purchase, payment free.
On Thursday, June 1st, as a culmination to the celebration of the company's historic milestone, AutoNation donated a ProMaster Van to the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program. "Every driver has what it takes to help save lives," said Sarah Glenz, Senior Director of Mission Delivery for the American Cancer Society. "Drivers can donate their passenger seat and volunteer to take cancer patients to treatment through the American Cancer Society's Road to Recovery program. An estimated 3.6 million Americans delay or have difficulty getting needed medical care each year due to the lack of available and affordable transportation to treatment. We're thankful to AutoNation for their support in reducing transportation barriers to cancer treatment."
Through its Drive Pink Initiative, AutoNation has donated nearly $11 million to cancer-related charities across the country. The Company has celebrated this historic milestone with other van donations to the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, the Nevada Children's Cancer Foundation in Las Vegas and Brent's Place in Denver. Recently, AutoNation was named one of America's top 100 Corporate Citizens by Forbes Magazine and Just Capital due to its commitment to community well-being and its fight against cancer.
AutoNation Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Mike Jackson said, "The extraordinary accomplishment of being the first automotive company to sell 11 million vehicles is an opportunity to show our appreciation to those who work hard every day in the fight against cancer and to our customers who have made this historic moment possible."
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 March 31, 2017, AutoNation owned and operated 372 new vehicle franchises from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold 11 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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