“Drive Pink Across America” Day celebrated on the Suncoast

Dick Vitale Pink Event

SARASOTA, Fla. (WWSB) - Tuesday is “Drive Pink Across America” Day, an effort to raise money for cancer research.

Tuesday morning Mercedes-Benz of Sarasota along with Autonation donated pink bags filled with blankets and activity books to the V-Foundation, a charity involved in cancer research and support programs. The bags will go to children battling cancer in the area.

“It’s very exciting for our employees because cancer’s effected everybody,” Ernie Wythers, General Manager of Mercedes-Benz of Sarasota said. “Our employees are really passionate about helping drive out cancer.”

“We’re going to have all kinds of bags and goodies to pass out to kids that they’re going to present us for the V Foundation,” Dick Vitale of the V-Foundation said.

Drive Pink started in 2013 as a mission to raise money for cancer research.

Since then, the initiative has raised more than 20 million dollars.

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