For the third year, Straub Automotive Group at the Highlands used Breast Cancer awareness month to raise money to purchase some wish list items for area hospitals. Items include baskets with comfort items, books for the hospital libraries, and special after-care products following mammogram screenings.
The dealership set aside $100 from the sale of every vehicle throughout October and Tuesday they presented the checks to area hospitals. “Over the last three years, we’ve actually donated over $50,000 to help in the fight against breast cancer, here locally here in the Ohio Valley,” said Straub Automotive Executive Manager, Bryan Fato.
“Our patients are going to be very excited,” said Jayme Nardo, Wheeling Hospital Coordinator of Breast Cancer Care. “They’re going to be given educational material that they can read about their diagnosis and to better educate them on how to better take care of themselves and how to get over the diagnosis of cancer.”
Money that was left over was presented to the hospitals in the form of checks to use in ways they find will best suit their patients.