Leif Johnson Ford Donates $27,000

Leif Johnson Ford donates $27,000 to Susan G. Komen Austin, hosts community event

 AUSTIN, Texas, June 26, 2017 – Leif Johnson Ford is hosting a community event at their dealership on Wed., June 28 from 1-2:30 p.m. to celebrate their successful fundraising efforts on behalf of Susan G. Komen® Austin.

For the second consecutive year, Leif Johnson Ford pledged $100 from every new F-Series sale during Ford Truck month to support breast cancer awareness and research within the Austin community. In total, Ford raised $27,000 for Komen Austin this year.

“Breast cancer effects are widespread, not only for the person fighting the disease, but also amongst their loved ones,” said Fred Trudeau, general manager at Leif Johnson Ford. “To beat this disease, we hope to continue to be part of the solution. This donation could not have been possible without our customers, and we are so grateful to them and our employees for their support. This is one check that our entire family at the six Leif Johnson facilities is very excited to present.”

Komen Austin works to attack breast cancer on all fronts – education, screening, treatment, follow-up care, survivorship, support, advocacy and research. To illustrate the impact of Ford’s donation, consider that $27,000 could provide free, life-saving mammograms for 270 people in the Austin community.

“We are incredibly thankful for Leif Johnson Ford’s partnership and generous donation to Komen Austin,” said Suzanne Stone, executive director at Susan G. Komen Austin. “Leif is a great example of a corporate citizen that is dedicated to giving back to the local community, and their contribution will help Komen fulfill its mission of providing access to health resources and supporting local survivors.”

The event will include catered appetizers, interviews with representatives from both organizations, as well as a live check hand-off ceremony.

For media in attendance, Fred Trudeau and Suzanne Stone will speak more in depth about the donation and the how their partnership supports the mission of ending breast cancer.

Media interested in attending should send questions directly to komen@ink-pr.com.

Komen Austin will also be streaming interviews and the check hand-off ceremony on Facebook Live starting at 1:30 p.m. Media and the public can tune in at https://www.facebook.com/komenaustin.

WHEN:

Wed., June 28, 2017

1-2:30 p.m.

WHERE:

Leif Johnson Ford, Showroom Floor

501 E. Koenig Lane, #1

Austin, TX 78751

WHO:

Fred Trudeau, General Manager, Leif Johnson Ford

Suzanne Stone, Executive Director, Susan G. Komen® Austin

About Komen Austin

Saving lives locally. Fighting breast cancer globally.

Susan G. Komen® Austin is an Austin-based nonprofit committed to saving lives locally and fighting breast cancer globally. Komen Austin is the only local breast cancer organization attacking the disease on all fronts – education, screening, treatment, follow up care, survivorship support, advocacy and research. The organization serves the women and men in the city’s five-county area battling breast cancer by removing barriers to care for the uninsured and underinsured. Of the funds raised annually, Komen Austin invests up to 75 percent into local community health care grants and educational initiatives; the remaining 25 percent is invested into global research to find the cures for breast cancer.

Contact:

Caitlin New

INK Public Relations (for Komen Austin)

komen@ink-pr.com

512-906-9103