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WOMEN IN PORSCHE ADD CHARITABLE CAUSE TO MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

Annual Holiday Membership Drive Supports Parkinson’s Disease Through Non-Profit Drive Toward a Cure

LOS ANGELESDecember 11, 2020Women In Porsche (WiP), and it’s charitable arm WiPCares, is a global organization dedicated to sharing the stories of and connecting women who love, work with and drive Porsche vehicles.  And for this holiday season, there is an additional incentive added to their growing list of yearly benefits — adding a stronger community approach to their annual membership drive by offering the ability to support Parkinson’s Disease through non-profit Drive Toward a Cure.

Now through January 5th, women seeking the camaraderie that those in the Porsche community continue to encounter, can also share in the same cause in which automotive enthusiasts across-the-country have chosen to associate — offering an additional connection among its members.  Drive Toward a Cure (DTaC) is a non-profit foundation that supports Parkinson’s Disease through an ever-growing base of automotive aficionados.  Since 2016, DTaC has raised more than $500K through multi-day drives, one-day club and track events and virtual programs – primarily all through the car community nationwide and to support patient care for those challenged by Parkinson’s.

According to Deb Pollack, founder of Drive Toward a Cure, Porsche owners have consistently played an ongoing role with the growth of the Foundation, from regional club driving events supporting the cause to attending multi-day rallies each year.  “Back in 2016, the very first entrant in one of our events was the owner of a vintage 356 Super 90,” said Pollack.  “Coincidentally, the owner also had Parkinson’s — and he shared our organization’s focus through the historic racing and car club community and now regional Porsche groups and owners alike have grown into one of our featured marques.”

Pollack also believes that the women who align with Porsche are women that are community-minded, enjoy women’s driving programs, including non-professional racing endeavors.

When Laurina Esposito, founder of Women in Porsche, contacted Drive Toward a Cure, she too realized the alignment went further than just a way to give.  “With the launch of WiPCares, our philanthropic movement, we have a chance to not only support Parkinson’s but offer our members memorable opportunities beyond their donation – including the benefit of bringing cars and camaraderie into our communities and finding new and enjoyable ways to come together, especially during the holiday season.”

Holiday Membership Drive  (*Sign up at https://www.drivetowardacure.org/wip/cares-2020)

As part of the (WiP) Holiday Donation Campaign, for a $75 membership “Women in Porsche” will discount the annual club membership fee to just $25 as a way of saying “thank you” for supporting Drive Toward a Cure and Parkinson’s Disease. This means new members will receive a $50 tax receipt along with all the same great WiP membership benefits!

The $75 WiP holiday membership includes:

  • A Women in Porsche online membership profile
  • Access to member-only events (post-COVID)
  • Early bird sign-up for general public events (post-COVID)
  • Access to the “WiP ONLY” members’ web page
  • Access to the WiP Central online forum
  • WiP t-shirt, button, & decal sticker
  • 10% off all future WiP Swag purchases
  • The Warm-Fuzzies knowing you are supporting a good cause!

 

About Drive Toward a Cure:

Drive Toward a Cure raises funds and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease research and patient care. Inspired by the camaraderie found within the automotive culture, the organization’s mission benefits equally from both enthusiast communities and industry professionals. Drive Toward a Cure events harness enthusiasm for cars and driving and turn that power into support for ongoing work to improve the lives of those living with Parkinson’s, as well as the research that will hopefully one day lead to a cure.

Drive Toward a Cure is a 501(c)(3) non-profit supporting beneficiaries including The Michael J. Fox Foundation, The Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center and the Parkinson’s Foundation. For donations, sponsorship and event registration please visit www.drivetowardacure.org.

About Parkinson’s Disease

Affecting nearly one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.

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