Autohaus BMW Announced as Premier Sponsor of The American Diabetes Association
ST.LOUIS --- Autohaus BMW is pleased to announce they have chosen the local chapter of the St. Louis American Diabetes Association as their primary 2009 charitable organization. The St. Louis American Diabetes Association is leading the fight against the deadly consequences of diabetes and fighting for those affected by diabetes. Celebrities who have lived with this disease and continue to inspire us include: Billy Jean King, Halle Berry, Randy Jackson, Larry King and Sugar Ray Robinson .
By increasing awareness of diabetes and raising funds, Autohaus BMW is notably the official premier sponsor of the 2009 American Diabetes Association, "Chasing the Cure Gala" to Fight Diabetes. Autohaus will be donating a three year lease (over $25,000) on a 2009 128i BMW convertible to be auctioned off live during the May 2, 2009 Gala event which will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis at 4pm. Tickets are $225 per and $125 of the ticket price may be tax deducted.
Proceeds from the auction will help support the local American Diabetes Association Camp EDI.
Additionally, Autohaus is sponsoring The National Diabetes alert day, being held at the new BMW facility (3015 S. Hanley Rd.) on March 24, 2009 from 2:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. The American Diabetes Association encourages people to stop by Autohaus BMW and take the Diabetes Risk Test to find out if they, or loved ones, are at risk for developing type II diabetes.
Autohaus is also hosting a discussion between our American Diabetes Association families and one of our St. Louis Blues Players! On March 11 the dealership will be visited by NHL Hockey Pro, St. Louis Blues player, B.J Crombeen. Crombeen lives with diabetes and will be making an appearance to meet and speak with children afflicted by diabetes and discuss the services and programs that are offered by the ADA. Autohaus also looks forward to supporting the annual "Tour de Cure" bike ride (June 6, 2009) and the "Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes" community walk (Oct 10, 2009).
ABOUT AUTOHAUS BMW
The dealership is one of the premier dealerships in the country. Our commitment to customer service is second to none. We offer one of the most comprehensive parts and service departments in the automotive industry and strive to be an industry leader. The primary concern for Autohaus BMW is, and will always remain, the satisfaction of the customer. Autohaus is the largest and fastest growing BMW center in the Midwest and with the new facility brings a modern level of sales to St. Louis. Autohaus' professional sales team, large selection of brand new and certified pre-owned BMW's, and an extremely efficient parts and service department, make Autohaus BMW what it is today.
ABOUT THE ST. LOUIS AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION
The organization funds research to prevent, cure, and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Diabetes has a powerful impact on those with the disease and their families. To learn more on diabetes please visit: www.diabetes.org or call 1-800-Diabetes.
St. Louis Blues's B.J. Crombeen Visits Autohaus To Discuss Diabetes
On March 11, 2009 St. Louis Blues hockey player B.J. Crombeen paid a visit to the Autohaus dealership. Crombeen has lived with diabetes since age 9 and is one of the few hockey players that suffer from it. B.J. wanted to meet with local children affected by diabetes to teach them about services and programs that can help make diabetes a bit easier to deal with. Around 50 children and parents showed up for the talk and everyone walked away with a new sense of hope in dealing with diabetes and the future. The kid's also received autographed pictures from B.J which they all loved!