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Test drives to benefit cancer fight

A local Walterboro business is asking people to test drive a vehicle to help raise money in the fight against breast cancer.
Rizer Chevrolet Buick GMC is presenting its “#IDriveFor” A Breast Cancer Awareness Test Drive Campaign!” This is the first time that the local business is sponsoring the campaign.
To push the campaign forward, 10 local businesses and individuals have chosen to a sponsor. In addition to this, members of the public can take a test drive of any vehicle and then receive a free T-Shirt. As a contribution for the free shirt and the test drive, Rizer Chevy is asking those people to donate toward the American Cancer Society. This fundraising effort coincides with October being recognized nationally as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
To date, more than 100 people in Colleton County have donated to the cause by test-driving vehicles at Rizer Chevy, according to Rose Green, marketing and internet sales director for Rizer Chevrolet. Greene created the event to support the fight against breast cancer. According to her, the #IDriveFor campaign is a national effort that Chevrolet sponsors each year; however, this is the first time that Rizer Chevy in Walterboro has participated in that campaign.
“I wanted to expand on what Chevy is already doing, and make it a local effort,” she said. “I’ve had personal friends affected by the disease, and family members. I want to help in the fight against breast cancer.”
This “#IDriveFor” test-drive campaign began on September 14th and lasts through Oct. 31st. Greene says the business’ leaders have no set goal in how much money they want to raise from the campaign.
“We are just asking everyone to donate what they can, and to participate in this effort,” she said.
The 10 local businesses who are sponsoring the effort are: Bank of Walterboro; Peeples Plumbing and Gas; Tidewater Equipment; Wood Song Canoes; 4 Corner Financial; The Colletonian Newspaper; Bills Used Furniture and Appliances; A Cut Above Landscaping; Re-Max All Country; and South State Bank.
For more information on this campaign, or how to donate, contact Greene at Rizer Chevrolet at 843-549-6363 or via email at rgreene@rizerchevrolet.com.

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