Deb Pollack, founder of Drive Toward a Cure and longtime automotive industry veteran, began the non-profit, along with her partner Mark Davidson of Intelliga Communications, to honor her mother a decade after her passing. The idea was to broaden driving opportunities that could benefit those that are challenged by Parkinson’s and seek funding to find a cure.
“After losing my mom to Parkinson’s Disease in 2006, I wanted to find a meaningful way to share my passion for driving and the car industry with others of a similar mindset, while using those passions to fuel a movement to raise funds and awareness. Drive Toward a Cure has been growing that mission since 2016 and our hope is to seed an expanded effort with organizations throughout the country.”
“During the month of April we’ve experienced an out-pouring of support with grassroots events throughout the country, creating fundraising opportunities on our behalf,” said Pollack. “Adding ‘Eleanor’ to the mix is the most creative addition yet, and we’re anxious to keep spreading the word for Parkinson’s.”
DriveShare by Hagerty, a newly launched car sharing platform, has committed to donate $10 for each rental day booked during the month of April to Drive Toward a Cure. This applies to all rentals of vehicles ranging from collectibles to modern day exotics and can be utilized from its nationwide collection of vehicles: https://www.driveshare.com/ .
For more information, to donate, or to register for the 2018 California Adventure, please view: www.drivetowardacure.org .