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DRIVESHARE by HAGERTY PLANS TO ROLL AGAIN FOR PARKINSON’S
SUPPORTING DRIVE TOWARD A CURE’S 2019 ‘CALIFORNIA ADVENTURE’
All-New ‘California Adventure’ Heads to Yosemite – May 16-19, 2019
LOS ANGELES, September 25, 2018 – As Drive Toward a Cure announces its fourth multi-day luxury rally – the third distinct “California Adventure” event since the charity’s inception in 2016 – the non-profit teams once again with DriveShare by Hagerty. The support from DriveShare offers additional means and opportunity for participants nationwide to partake in a driving program that exists to support Parkinson’s Disease research and patient care.
Drive Toward a Cure’s next “California Adventure” has been set for May 16-19, 2019, utilizing exhilarating rally roads that infuse California’s central coast and lead into Yosemite National Park and through the California Sierra Mountains. Participants will visit an exquisite private car collection; enjoy bucket-list beauty including the wonderous views of El Capitan, Half Dome and Bridalveil Fall; and gain a tour of the Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center. Together, all will travel to Tenaya Lodge at Yosemite, winner of numerous awards and identified as a AAA Four Diamond property.
According to Deb Pollack, founder of Drive Toward a Cure, each of the first three multi-day ‘Adventure’ programs have built further on her vision of teaming cars and camaraderie, and each year the event is enhanced not only by its surroundings, but by the wonderful entrants that choose to return and extend the personal relationships formed in prior events. “We must be doing something right if folks that attended our Great Southern Adventure last Fall travel all the way to California the following Spring to continue the bonding that had already begun.” Pollack notes that the most recent May program in Santa Ynez, Calif., had alumni from all prior programs, including entrants from Florida, Pennsylvania, Washington state, and Arizona.
DriveShare’s increasingly popular collector car sharing platform begins its second year of support to Drive Toward a Cure, offering a curated collection of vehicles available to be rented in the Northern California area, ensuring that entrants needn’t be local nor ship their own vehicles across the country to partake in the upcoming ‘California Adventure’ event. Read about the experience of one recent DriveShare renter and Drive Toward a Cure participant here: www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/06/07/how-to-join-a-classic-driving-tour-without-a-classic.
To kick off its continued involvement with the charity and begin to spread the word for the upcoming 2019 event, DriveShare is getting on the road early and will be participating with Pollack in MOMO’s ‘Road to Rennsport,’ on Thursday, September 27th as part of a 100-car Porsche rally with a 2017 Cayman Boxster S belonging to a collector who’s part of the DriveShare community.
According to Steve Haas, senior manager for DriveShare operations, “We’re building a communal way for enthusiasts to participate on all levels, from collector cars to luxury and exotic vehicles,” said Haas. “Our involvement with Drive Toward a Cure offers an easy way for the rally to gain entrants from distant locations while enticing enthusiasts to drive something new or even their dream car.”
DriveShare has created an opportunity for registrants to experience coveted cars for the 600-700 mile drive and will be providing 100 percent of the company’s service fees and profit from all rental portions engaged during the event directly to Drive Toward a Cure (www.drivetowardacure.org).
Ms. Pollack 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. “Having spent many years professionally within the automotive industry, and growing those relationships throughout the decades, it’s been a vision to align our ‘village’ of car enthusiasts with an inspiring way to broaden awareness and funds for a cause that has touched the lives of so many — we encourage you to join the adventure!”
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 create a grassroots Drive Toward a Cure Day program in your hometown within your own club or organization, please visit: www.drivetowardacure.org/drive-toward-a-cure-days/.
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 DriveShare by Hagerty
DriveShare by Hagerty is the premiere car sharing platform for vehicles you want to drive — providing a safe and fun way to experience the car of your dreams. It’s free to join, then you can browse, choose, and cruise. For more info, please visit: www.driveshare.com.
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. The cause is unknown, and although there is presently no cure, there are treatment options such as medication and surgery to manage its symptoms. Learn more at www.drivetowardacure.org/about-parkinsons-disease.
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