Mercedes-Benz Raises Money for Cancer Fight

In between making some of the fastest and most luxurious vehicles in the world, Mercedes-Benz also has time to give back to the community through charity efforts. The company knows that when you’re one of the leading automotive manufacturers, it’s your duty to share the wealth to better the world. One of the latest charity endeavors by Mercedes-Benz comes at the heels of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The automaker is working with the American Cancer Society for its “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” fundraising effort.

Here at our Mercedes-Benz dealership serving Odenton, MD, we had the opportunity to observe the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. The event was sponsored by the Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Plant Management team, and it consisted of a competition to see who had the strength to pull a 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 SUV. In the competition, each contestant was paired up with a partner and they lined up on the start line to pull a Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 20 feet to the finish line. The fastest time resulted in a win. Additionally, 14 so-called “Star Heroes” wore silver and pink capes with team members gathered to root them on.   

The winners of the competition were body shop manager Rusty Jones and information technology manager Ron Luster. This competition was only the first of a series of October fundraising events for breast cancer research and awareness. On October 29, over 200 employees of the Mercedes-Benz plant in Tuscaloosa, Alabama plan to partake in the “Making Strides” breast cancer awareness walk in downtown Tuscaloosa. Last year, the plant raised over $20,000 for breast cancer, and they hope to eclipse that total this October.

To learn more about Mercedes-Benz fundraising efforts, stop by Mercedes-Benz of Annapolis and talk to a friendly Mercedes-Benz dealer.

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