Can someone think of the Children? We gotcha…
Can Mazda do no wrong in this uncertain times? According to their official press release that hit the web earlier today ( July 24, 2015) Mazda raised $50,000 for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital by donating a 2016 Mazda Miata Launch Edition to the hospital which was then auctioned off at the inaugural St. Jude Hope in the Hamptons event earlier in the month. Art Of Gears reported earlier late July how Mazda rewarded both Forza Horizon 2 finalists at E3 with Miatas instead of just the winner. And earlier in the week Mazda’s good deeds didn’t go unnoticed when Mazda decided to replace the first launch edition model to be sold at a dealership after it’s owner and his MX-5 were involved in an accident that totaled the Miata mere miles from the dealership. And now this? Can someone give Mazda’s PR person a raise because they are on FIRE!
According to Russell Wager, Vice President of Marketing for Mazda,
"We set aside one of the MX-5 Launch Editions for a special occasion such as this and when the opportunity arose to be part of the St. Jude Hope in the Hamptons event, we felt this was the perfect way to support a great charity partner. St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital does amazing things to help kids who are faced with horrible illness and we are honored to help raise money for their cause any chance we get.”"
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If anyone has ever heard of St. Jude’s (shout out to all you Delta Delta Delta girls and alums out there), as a non-profit research hospital they are literally fighting for and saving children’s lives in the United States and across the world. So any bit of money sent there way is a means to contribute to the greater good in everyone’s lives and those who need it the most, the kids.
So kudos to you Mazda for always being a standup example for the rest of the other car manufacturers out there. Like a lot of things you do, you don’t necessarily have to do them, but you do it anyways.