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Test drive the car of your dreams and support MCW breast cancer research

August 07, 2013 College News - On Friday, Aug. 16, and Saturday, Aug. 17, Bergstrom Automotive in Appleton will host Drive for a Cure, a two-day event to support breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center.  From 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. on both days, a special fleet of 100 Bergstrom vehicles including BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus, Volvo, Land Rover, Acura, Audi, MINI, Infiniti, and Fiat will be available to test drive on a 12-mile course.  For each mile driven, Bergstrom Automotive will donate $1 to breast cancer research at the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center. 

No advance registration is necessary. Drivers must be 21 years of age or older. 

Complimentary food and refreshments will be available, and participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt. A raffle will be held, and prizes include a framed, autographed Clay Matthews Packers jersey, an NFL football autographed by Jordy Nelson, a Marquette Coach Buzz Williams autographed NCAA basketball and more.

Last year, Bergstrom Drive for a Cure raised more than $50,000 for breast cancer research at MCW. The event is held in memory of Melodie Wilson Oldenburg, a longtime television news anchor and breast cancer advocate who died from breast cancer in 2009 at age 59. Wilson was a co-founder of the MCW Cancer Center Board, and she served on the MCW Board of Trustees with John Bergstrom, Chairman and CEO of Bergstrom Corporation.

Bergstrom on Victory Lane is located at 3023 Victory Lane in Appleton, which is off exit 139 on Hwy 41 & 15. Vehicles can be test driven between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on both days.  Additional information is available on the Bergstrom Automotive web site.

If you have questions, please contact Rebecca Banks Emmons, RN, MBA, Director of Development for the MCW Cancer Center, rbanks@mcw.edu or 955-4719.

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