Deb Pollack, founder of Drive Toward a Cure, created the series of driving events, along with her ‘partner in cause’ Mark Davidson of Toronto-based Intelliga Communications, in late 2016 to honor her mother who had been challenged by Parkinson’s and passed away ten years prior, in 2006.
Over the past year, Drive Toward a Cure has raised more than $50,000 to contribute to both the Michael J. Fox Foundation and the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center – providing financial assistance for both research and patient programs. Pollack, whose mantra for the organization is to blend cars and camaraderie, is expanding her organization’s efforts to include localized programs within nationally recognized driving clubs and driving schools to create more fundraising opportunities during the month of April – which is Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Visit the Drive Toward a Cure website for more information on how to participate in a ‘Drive Toward a Cure Day’ in your local area.
Thanks to Hagerty’s DriveShare sponsorship and participation, opportunities to participate in the upcoming ‘California Adventure’ and the much anticipated ‘Northeast Adventure’ this Fall, will help transform the rally
events from regional programs to events that will now appeal to drivers from coast-to-coast and beyond. For the May 2018 program, a special DriveShare curated collection can be found at: http://www.drivetowardacure.org/driveshare/
DriveShare is one of Hagerty’s many products and services designed For People Who Love Cars. Hagerty is also home to industry-leading classic and collector vehicle insurance, valuation tools and market insight, award-winning automotive content and lifestyle gear for enthusiasts. As the Drive Toward a Cure program grows within the automotive community, all levels of car devotees are encouraged to join through participation and/or donation. Those seeking more information can visit www.drivetowardacure.org . To register for the upcoming ‘California Adventure’ visit http://www.drivetowardacure.org/california-adventure-2018/ .
About Drive Toward a Cure:
The Drive Toward a Cure program pursues an alternative to the numerous ‘for profit’ rally driving programs through the creation of events that team cars and camaraderie to raise funds in support of the challenges of Parkinson’s Disease, benefiting research and patient care. Drive Toward a Cure is a 501 (c ) (3) non-profit, with events that are carefully designed to provide a premium experience while raising much-needed funds to continue the search for a Parkinson’s cure, through beneficiaries The Michael J. Fox Foundation and The Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center. For donations, sponsorship and event registration, please visit www.drivetowardacure.org
About Parkinson’s Disease:
Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, meaning that physical symptoms continue and worsen over time. Nearly one million people in the US are living with Parkinson’s disease. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication and surgery to manage its symptoms.