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BG Lincoln helps with fundraiser for hospital's Child Development Center PDF Print E-mail
Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff   
Thursday, 02 May 2013 10:43
BG Lincoln Auto Sales and the Wood County Hospital Foundation are partnering to help raise up to $6,000 in support of Wood County Hospital's Center for Child Development as part of Lincoln's Driven to Give program on Saturday
At this event, members of the Wood County community can support the Center for Child Development by taking a test-drive in any eligible Lincoln vehicle. For every test drive taken, Lincoln and BG Lincoln Auto Sales will donate $20 or $40 (depending on the vehicle driven) to the Wood County Hospital Foundation.
The Center for Child Development serves children from infancy to age 21 who have development behavioral conditions such as delayed development, genetic disorders, autism spectrum disorders  and intellectual disabilities. It is one of only a few programs of its type in Northwest Ohio.
Since the program's inception, the Driven To Give program has generated over $1 million in donations for educational or charitable organizations nationwide. The money raised during the Driven To Give program has helped ensure that programs continue in local communities despite budgetary constraints and funding cuts.
"We know funding for the community programs is hard to come by, and we want to do our part to help make sure these programs remain available," said John Heffernan, BG Lincoln Auto Sales dealer. "We're excited to raise money for the Child Development Center at Wood County Hospital."
"The Driven to Give program offers an easy way that community members can support the Child Development Center," said Cristy Gray, vice president of development at Wood County Hospital.
The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the back parking lot at Wood County Hospital, 1037 Conneaut Ave. Vehicles from the reimagined 2013 Lincoln lineup will be featured. Dealership staff on site will be able to assist with all Lincoln vehicles and provide additional information about each vehicle available for test-drive. Each test-drive will last approximately seven to 10 minutes. Participants must be 18 or older and have a valid driver's license. Limit one test-drive per household.

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