VANCOUVER – Dilawri Group of Companies (Dilawri), Canada’s largest automotive group, hosted the inaugural Ride & Drive Gala, which is took place on June 22 at Audi Downtown Vancouver.
The Ride & Drive Gala has been created to raise awareness and donations for the BC Cancer Foundation. 100 per cent of the proceeds raised, including ticket sales, donations, and auction items from the Ride & Drive Gala will be donated to the BC Cancer Foundation. Ride & Drive Gala tickets are $40, and can be purchased online.
“Dilawri Group of Companies is committed to supporting the communities that we work in,” said Ajay Dilawri, President at Dilawri Group of Companies. “The Ride & Drive Gala will be an elegant and fun event that will raise significant funds for the BC Cancer Foundation. We want to help in finding solutions for cancer patients across the province.”
Fiona Forbes, Editor and Chief of Vancouver Luxury Living Magazine, will be the MC for the Ride & Drive Gala. Dr. Janessa Laskin, Medical Oncologist and senior scientist with the BC Cancer Agency, will be the guest speaker for the event. Dr. Laskin is also the co-founder of the clinical trial called Personalized OncoGenomics (POG), which is the subject of a new documentary called ‘Cracking Cancer’ on The Nature of Things. Nikola Girke, who has represented Canada in three different events at four Olympic games, is an ambassador for the inaugural event, and will also be in attendance.
About Dilawri Group of Companies
Dilawri Group of Companies is Canada's largest automotive group with 63 franchised dealerships representing 30 automotive brands throughout Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia. Privately owned and operated by the Dilawri family since 1985, the company continues to expand its footprint in Canada, building on its history of excellence in the automotive industry. With more than 3,000 employees, Dilawri Group of Companies is proud to offer exceptional products and customer service in every dealership. Dilawri Group of Companies is not only a leader in the automotive industry; it is also a leader in the communities it serves, having established The Dilawri Foundation in 2002. The Dilawri Foundation has contributed tens of millions of dollars throughout Canada supporting a variety of charitable causes. For more information on Dilawri Group of Companies visit www.dilawri.ca.
About BC Cancer Foundation
BC Cancer Foundation is the bridge that connects philanthropic support and research breakthroughs in cancer knowledge. As the fundraising partner of the BC Cancer Agency and the largest charitable funder of cancer research in this province, they enable donors to make contributions to leading-edge research that has a direct impact on improvements to cancer care for patients in British Columbia. They fund with the goal of finding solutions. Visit www.bccancerfoundation.com to make a donation or to learn how you can make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer.