Atamian Volkswagen & Honda and Other Businesses Make Donation to Raise Breast Cancer Awareness in the Community
Local companies join together to raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Tewksbury, MA (December 6, 2010) – Terry Atamian, owner of Atamian Volkswagen & Honda, Inc. in Tewksbury, helped the Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure fight breast cancer during October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month by donating a portion of their proceeds to the charity.
Because of Atamian Volkswagen & Honda, Inc. President Terry Atamian’s strong ties with the community, he motivated other local businesses to participate in the fundraising efforts by matching donations. Schlott Tire, Simon’s Service Center and Boutiette’s Auto Body all joined forces to increase awareness throughout the community.
The work of Genesis Fund founder, Dr. Murray Feingold, helped Terry Atamian make the decision to take his charitable efforts to the next level by involving his local community. “Dr. Feingold told me earlier this year that spreading the word about supporting worthy causes to the community would compel others to donate as well.” said Atamian.
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About Atamian Volkswagen & Honda
The Volkswagen and Honda franchises are operated at 150 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA, which occupy land from Route 38 to I- 495 in Massachusetts. It remains a family business with Bob and Virginia Atamian as Dealer Principals since 1968. Bob has since been joined by his sons Robby and Terry and by his grandson Benjamin, who represents the 4th generation of Atamians in the business.
The Atamian family has also long been active in numerous community and charitable activities throughout the years. Local organizations benefiting from Atamian Family sponsorships include the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, The Genesis Fund, The Boys & Girls Club, The Tewksbury Patriotic Activities Committee, T.H.E. FARM Tewksbury, Tewksbury Police Athletic League, The Highland Sports Association of Lowell, Tewksbury Youth Skating Association, Tewksbury Youth Soccer League and Tewksbury Youth Baseball and Girls Softball.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and the Komen Massachusetts Affiliate
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, and launched the global breast cancer movement. The Massachusetts Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community, joining more than 1 million breast cancer survivors and activists around the globe as part of the world’s largest and most progressive grassroots network fighting breast cancer.
Through events like the Komen Massachusetts Race for the Cure®, the Massachusetts Affiliate has invested over $4 million in community breast health programs in the state over the last five years. Up to 75 percent of net proceeds generated by the Affiliate stays in the state of Massachusetts. The remaining income goes to the national Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Grants Program to fund research.
For more information, call 617-737-5111 or visit www.komenmass.org.