FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, is commemorating Breast Cancer Awareness Month on October 10. Thousands of associates from coast to coast will assemble and deliver gift bags filled with items designed specially to bring comfort to children and adults undergoing cancer treatments. It is all part of AutoNation's Drive Pink Initiative that has raised over $15 million to fund cancer-related nonprofits and research toward finding a cure.
"In 2018, AutoNation accelerated its mission to help drive out cancer by partnering with multi-platinum pop recording artist Andy Grammer, who lost his mother Kathy to breast cancer. His song 'Give Love' was written in her honor and now our Associates from coast to coast will give their love by delivering gift bags to those battling the disease," said Mike Jackson, AutoNation's Chairman, CEO and President.
Since launching Drive Pink in 2015, AutoNation associates have participated in local fundraising events to support cancer-related charities like Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Wipe out Kids Cancer in Dallas and Jamie's Hope in Houston. During the Second Annual Drive Pink Across America Day, associates from AutoNation stores nationwide will deliver more than five thousand gift bags to local cancer treatment facilities.
AutoNation was named one of America's top 100 Corporate Citizens by Forbes Magazine and Just Capital due to its commitments to community well-being and its fight against cancer.
About AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, America's largest automotive retailer, through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions, is transforming the automotive industry. As of September 30, 2018, AutoNation owned and operated over 325 locations from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 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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About Andy Grammer
Andy Grammer is all about inspiring and empowering the world by communicating his truths through his music. Grammer has taken the music world by storm with a succession of anthemic pop hits, six of which are certified gold or better. His debut album featured the platinum singles "Keep Your Head Up" and "Fine By Me." Andy's second album, Magazines or Novels, featured the triple platinum worldwide hit "Honey, I'm Good," which was one of the best-selling songs of 2015, and the certified gold anthem "Good To Be Alive (Hallelujah)." Andy's third full-length album, The Good Parts, was released December 1, 2017. The record includes his global smash hit "Fresh Eyes," which has become a global streaming phenomenon with over 300 million total streams, as well as his current hit single "Smoke Clears."
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