Their walk down the runway came after grueling breast cancer fights. Fights they won.
Archbold’s Lewis Hall Singletary Oncology Center hosted the Pink Affair fashion show last October. Thomasville Toyota made it possible.
“We were looking for some way to reach out to the community and show our appreciation,” says Service Manager Brad Ramsey. “We’re a small town. It seems pretty much everyone has a mom, sister, aunt – someone affected by this nasty disease. We thought this was a way to reach everyone and do something.”
This marked the sixth year for the event, which included a silent auction featuring art by cancer survivors and live music from local band Bleu Burden. Thomasville Toyota presented a check for $10,000 to support the Archbold Foundation. Money raised this year helped cover the cost of breast prostheses and mastectomy bras for cancer patients who couldn’t otherwise afford them. In the past, donations have raised money for state-of-the-art equipment, like a 3-D mammogram machine.
For the team at Thomasville Toyota, getting involved was an easy decision.
“We know we wouldn’t be the dealership we are today without the community’s support, Ramsey says. If we can do something that’s good and helps people, then it helps everyone understand our loyalty to the community. We didn’t go into the situation with sales in mind. We just wanted to be able to see these survivors show off their fashion. It was awesome.”
If you would like to learn more about the Archbold Foundation, check out archboldfoundation.org.