New England Acura Dealers Present $1M Check to Boston Children’s Hospital
Boston Children’s Hospital Celebrates New England Acura Dealers Partnership
The New England Acura Dealers Association presented a check for one million dollars to the Boston Children’s Hospital on Apr. 17. The donation, which is raised from a portion of the proceeds of every Acura sold, goes toward the Children’s Fund, an unrestricted fund that supports the hospital’s areas of greatest need in patient care, research and community health.
“It means a lot to us to be able to make such a large donation to BCH, knowing that it will help patients and their families from all over,” said Dick Argys. “We are proud to continue our partnership with the hospital and go for one million dollars.”
To begin the festivities, representatives from the NEADA gathered at BCH for a meet and greet with Dick Argys, BCH chief admin. officer, who delivered a brief speech with Chis Connolly, president of the NEADA. Afterward, the representatives spent time doing crafts with patients and touring Zebrafish lab.
“Boston Children’s Hospital is a great institution delivering miracles daily. There isn’t a better organization to support,” said Chris Connolly, NEADA President and general manager at Herb Connolly Acura.
NEADA will also continue to serve as a top-level sponsor at all signature fundraisers benefiting the hospital including the recent Champions for Children’s event on Dec. 2, where NEADA raffled off an all-new 2015 AcuraTLX that was on display during the event. The proceeds of the raffle went toward the nearly $4 million raised for Boston Children’s that evening. During the past two holiday seasons, the dealers also donated 10 percent of their customers’ service or repair bills and raised an additional $50,000.
Starting January 2015, the New England Acura Dealers Association extended their initial Nov. 2012 pledge of $500,000 over two years to one million dollars over four-years for Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH).
About Boston Children’s Hospital:
Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children’s Hospital has been ranked as one of the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for the past 21 years. Boston Children’s Hospital is the primary pediatric teaching hospital for Harvard Medical School and the largest provider of healthcare for children who live in Massachusetts.
About the New England Acura Dealers Association:
The New England Acura Dealers Association (NEADA) consists of seven dealerships throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire: Acura of Auburn, Acura of Boston, Acura of Peabody, Herb Connolly Acura, Prime Acura, Prime Acura North and Sunnyside Acura. NEADA prides itself on being a group of local businesses serving local Boston communities.