Forest City, Iowa — Lichtsinn Motors of Forest City, Iowa, contributed over $7,800 to the American Cancer Society last weekend through their participation in the Relay for Life of Winnebago County.
The local GM, Winnebago and Itasca dealership was a major sponsor for the event. Lichtsinn Motors’ contribution accounted for over 9% of the total funds raised during the 2012 Relay for Life of Winnebago County. The event raised over $83,000 that will go toward cancer research.
Leading up to the relay, Lichtsinn Motors’ employees organized bake sales, potlucks, the Holes of Hope ACS Golf Classic and other fundraising opportunities to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
“Unfortunately, cancer has negatively impacted all of us in one way or another,” said Ron Lichtsinn, owner of Lichtsinn Motors. “Our annual participation in the Winnebago County Relay for Life allows us to join in the fight against cancer. We truly enjoy joining with our community to make a difference and we’re looking forward to raising even more money next year so we can find a cure for cancer as soon as possible.”
Significant funds were donated through The We Care Charitable Giving plan at Lichtsinn Motors. The plan provides that $50 will be donated to one of six local organizations for each car or truck purchased at the Forest City dealership. The customer can choose which of these organizations the donation is given to.
For more information on the American Cancer Society, visit www.cancer.org.