BMW drives for a cure

By Sarah Goebel | 

Even though gas prices are up, Bowling Green, Ky., residents were out driving for a cure on May 3, 2007.

Every year BMW and Susan G. Komen for the Cure teamed up to raise money for breast cancer awareness.

BMW will donate one dollar to the organization for every mile someone test drives one of their cars.

Susan G. Komen marketing specialist, Julie Sampson said the money raised will go towards research, education and treatment programs, but the ultimate goal is to save lives by ending breast cancer forever.

“We want to do that by empowering women, energize science to find a cure and we want to make sure everyone has quality care,” Sampson said.

This is the 11th year for the event.

The organization will travel to 240 BMW dealerships across the country to raise money.

To visit the offical Susan G. Komen website click here, and to learn more about breast cancer go to the American Cancer Society's All About Breast Cancer page.