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Dick Vitale teams up with Mercedes for "Drive Pink" cancer treatment benefit

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SARASOTA, FL (WWSB) - Mercedes Benz of Sarasota is partnering with basketball legend Dick Vitale to make a difference in the lives of Suncoast cancer patients.  They are delivering gift bags filled with items designed  to bring comfort to kids and adults who are undergoing treatment.

It's all part of the "Drive Pink" initiative that has raised more than $11 million to fund cancer-related nonprofits and research into finding a cure.

The Johns Hopkins All Children Outpatient Center in Sarasota is one of 11 around the country that provides services to support the clinical progress of children during their cancer treatment.