Recently we have had several remarkable women on our team diagnosed with cancer. It struck a chord in all our hearts watching all they've had to endure. The entire Ferguson family was hurting. We knew we had a moral obligation to do something to help those in our community who are fighting the fight. That's why we partnered with Turn Tulsa Pink to hold our Turn Ferguson Pink Fundraiser Event.
Turn Tulsa Pink is a non profit organization
who raises awareness and honors ALL people within the Tulsa community who have been affected by Cancer of ANY type! Turn Tulsa Pink's mission statement reads, "to bring to light the local grassroots charities that provide services and support to all people affected by cancer in our communities. We Believe Charity Begins at Home." Turn Tulsa Pink started as a dream from its founder, Judi Grove, in February 2011.
During the Turn Ferguson Pink Fundraiser Event, Ferguson Buick GMC offered to give Turn Tulsa Pink (and their affiliate, Turn Broken Arrow Pink) $200 for every new Buick and new GMC sold between February 14th and February 28th. We also held a kickoff event on Valentine’s Day to get the fundraiser started! The kickoff event included: a Turn Tulsa Pink booth, Fergie Bear and his mascot friends, pink police and firefighter units, free refreshments, and free snow cones! Turn Tulsa Pink came out to our Buick GMC dealership and opened a merchandise booth selling t-shirts, bracelets, and other Turn Tulsa Pink gear. The kickoff event was a huge success!
The success of the kickoff event would light the way for the success of the duration of the Turn Ferguson Pink fundraiser event. We're pleased to announce, with the help of our new Buick and new GMC customers, we raised $6,000 for Turn Tulsa Pink and Turn Broken Arrow Pink!
Turn Tulsa Pink at the Turn Ferguson Pink kickoff event
“We were delighted and overjoyed to aid this great organization,” said Clint Walden, Fundraising chair for the event. Walden developed and coordinates the award winning Fergie Bear Program for the dealership. Fergie Bear is involved in many of the dealership’s charitable activities. Walden continued, “This fundraising project was Beary important and personal to us. We have had some of our stellar employees stricken with cancer.”
A formal check presentation will took place Saturday, March 14th at 9:30 am at the dealership. Judi Grove, founder of Turn Tulsa Pink and Meshell Rice from Turn BA Pink were on hand to receive the check.