TBC Retail Group supports cancer research
TBC Retail Group recently sent drivers of the Service Central (SC) race teams to the Children’s Hospital Colorado Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders, Denver, Colo. The event was in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF).
Johnny Gray, driver of the SC Funny car, Shane Gray, Driver of the SC ProStock car and Dom Lagana, Driver of the SC Top Fuel Dragster, visited children at the Children’s where they delivered gifts and signed autographs. During the visit they met children suffering from cancer and saw firsthand the importance of raising funds for research and treatment.
“Visiting the children’s hospital was as much for us as it was for the children,” said Orland Wolford, president and CEO of TBC Retail Group. “We are fundraising to fight cancer. We are fundraising so children don’t have to write their ‘bucket lists’.”
Wolford urges continued donations via the text-to-donate campaign. To donate $5, text CANCER TBC to 85944 or visit http://www.alexslemonade.org.
TBC Retail Group supports ALSF, which emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $40 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure.
Headquartered in Juno Beach, Fla., TBC Retail Group Inc., a subsidiary of TBC Corporation, operates more than 800 tire and automotive service centers under the brands Tire Kingdom, NTB - National Tire and Battery, and Merchant’s Tire and Auto Center, and Big O Tires.