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Autonation Of Irving Supports Local Pediatric Cancer Patients

Pediatric cancer patients in Dallas received comfort bags filled with toys, blankets, socks, messages of hope and more thanks to AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN) Associates from the AutoNation Shared Service Center located in Irving, Texas. They filled and presented the comfort bags to cancer patients served by Wipe Out Kids Cancer. As part of North Texas Giving Day, AutoNation’s Shared Service Center also donated $10,000 to support the fight to end cancer.

AutoNation, America’s largest and most admired automotive retailer, celebrated its 7th Annual DRVPNK Across America Day across the country to support the company’s ongoing commitment to “drive out” cancer where the comfort bags were filled by Associates who also wrote the messages of hope. To date, more than 15,000 comfort bags have been delivered nationwide to children and adults undergoing treatment.

“I am proud of the charitable work our AutoNation Associates are doing in Texas and across the country,” said Ernie Santillanes, AutoNation Human Resources Director. “Through DRVPNK, AutoNation has made a considerable impact in the fight against cancer, raising over $30 million to drive out cancer and support critical research.”

AutoNation is a longstanding partner of Wipe Out Kids Cancer, having provided support and volunteer hours for many years.

Dallas-based Wipe Out Kids Cancer works relentlessly for a day when cancer is no longer a threat to any child, providing support to patients and families in all pediatric cancer treatment centers in Dallas/Fort Worth. Since its founding, Wipe Out Kids Cancer has provided $7 million in seed money for its novel research projects, which have received $22 million in additional grant money for childhood cancer research to increase survival rates, provide better treatment and help doctors better understand this disease.

About AutoNation, Inc.
AutoNation, America's largest and most admired automotive retailer, is transforming the automotive industry through its bold leadership, innovation, and comprehensive brand extensions. As of September 30, 2021, AutoNation owned and operated over 300 locations from coast to coast. AutoNation has sold over 13 million vehicles, the first automotive retailer to reach this milestone. AutoNation's success is driven by a commitment to delivering a peerless experience through customer-focused sales and service processes. Since 2013, AutoNation has raised over $30 million to drive out cancer, create awareness, and support critical research through its DRIVE PINK initiative, which was officially branded in 2015.


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