Yesterday was National Teddy Bear Day and Chevrolet used the occasion cruise through Manhattan with a special delivery in a 2015 Corvette Stingray Convertible for kids that are fighting cancer. GM donated 48 small teddy bears and one big one to the Sunshine on Wheels program at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.
The philanthropic gesture was planned though the third annual teamGM Cares Week which is a national initiative for GM employees to volunteer time and manpower to local nonprofit organizations. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and three GM employees who are cancer survivors helped deliver the teddy bears to the children undergoing chemotherapy treatment at the New York hospital.
“As someone who believes in the power of charity and altruism, as well as one who has been impacted by the effect cancer has had on my family, I am excited to participate in this donation and partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering,” said volunteer Sean Graham, director of Investment Operations for GM Asset Management. “I hope we are providing as much of a benefit to these children and staff as we are receiving by giving back in this small way.”
The bears were driven through New York City with a 2015 Chevrolet Suburban escorting the 48 small bears while the big teddy bear was riding shotgun in the 2015 Corvette Stingray Convertible. The red ribbon seen on the bears is in recognition of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
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