Notice any pink BMWs driving around the twin cities?
Garlyn Shelton BMW in Bryan is doing their part to help the fight against breast cancer. Tuesday the dealership held the 10th Annual BMW Ultimate Drive, an event that raises funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.
For each mile that is test driven, $1 is donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation to support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment programs. Over the past nine years, BMW has donated over $9 million to the Komen Foundation. This year there are 19 BMWs available for a test drive.
To kick off the event, a ceremony was held to honor breast cancer survivors and the mayors from Bryan and College Station presented a proclamation. Local breast cancer survivor Jimmie Homburg was also honored as the event's local hero.
The signature vehicle this year at the Ultimate Drive is the new BMW 3 Series. Upon completion of every drive, each participant adds his or her own name to the signature car, which becomes a living memorial to those who have lost their battle against breast cancer and a sign of hope and inspiration to others fighting the disease. After drivers complete their test drive, he/she can sign the vehicle as a testament to their participation in finding a cure for breast cancer.
The event will last until 6:00 p.m.