Volkswagen Lends Hand to Young Adults Affected by Cancer
Cancer, unfortunately is indiscriminate and can affect anyone, regardless of their age or health. It's why Stupid Cancer, a non-profit organization helps support and empower young adults who have been diagnosed exists. One of the ways the group does this is through its yearly oncology conference and social networking event dubbed OMG! Cancer Summit for Young Adults, now in its fifth year. This year, at OMG2012, Volkswagen has decided to lend its support, and spread the word using one of its new Volkswagen models.
The German automaker will supply two young-adult cancer advocates with the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle specially branded for the Stupid Cancer cause to complete a cross-country trip from New York to Las Vegas for OMG2012. The two drivers will document the journey, and along the way, they'll make stops in 10 cities planning community events to capture the stories of hope from young-adult cancer survivors and their caregivers.
Partnering with a pioneering motivator like Stupid Cancer is a source of great pride for Volkswagen. As Mike Beamish, executive vice president of human resources for Volkswagen Group of America stated, "We are glad to lend our vehicles and support to help carry this organization's uplifting message to the young adult cancer community."1
At Boston Volkswagen we are certainly proud of the work the German automaker is doing in support of organizations like Stupid Cancer, and their OMG2012 event. If you'd like to find out more about the non-profit group, check out their website at http://www.stupidcancer.com. Stay tuned to the Boston Volkswagen blog for up to date news. Located at 43 North Beacon Street Watertown, MA 02472, we're dedicated to informing drivers in Boston, Watertown, Medford and beyond on the latest Volkswagen news, initiatives, and technologies.