The American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society and MileOne Automotive have teamed up for the ninth straight year to raise money for the ACS and to raffle off a MileOne vehicle.  This year’s vehicle, a 2010 Honda Insight hybrid was donated by MileOne to help the Society increase cancer awareness and raise funds for the nonprofit organization.

From January through June, thousands of Maryland residents offer raffle tickets to friends, family and coworkers as a way to raise funds for the Society’s signature event, Relay For Life. Across Maryland, more than 50 Relay For Life events are held each year to honor and remember those affected by cancer, encourage early detection of the disease and support legislative issues related to cancer. This year’s raffle will take place on June 18th at Western Regional Park in Woodbine, Maryland.  Opening ceremonies will begin at 6:30pm.

 “This raffle and our ongoing partnership with Mile One help our organization immensely. Mile One’s commitment has enabled us to enhance our efforts across the state through prevention and early detection programs, as well as to provide free patient services like transportation and lodging.” said Gloria Jetter, regional executive director for the American Cancer Society.

MileOne has sponsored the automobile raffle for the Society’s Relay For Life for the past nine years, offering a Volkswagen Beetle, PT Cruiser, two Mercedes C-Classes, Saturn VUE, Jeep Liberty Sport, Saturn Relay and Saturn Outlook. The automotive group’s sponsorship of Relay for Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer has raised over $2 million for the Society.

“The MileOne family is committed to giving back to the community, and we are proud to partner with the American Cancer Society to increase cancer awareness and raise dollars for fighting the disease,” said Jerry Fader, president and chief operating officer of MileOne Automotive. “In Baltimore and across Maryland, our employees participate in the Society’s Relay For Life events in order to educate others on the importance of early detection and cancer prevention.”