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Athens BMW Drive for a Cause Benefits Piedmont Athens Cancer Support Center

Athens, Ga. (June 11, 2019) – Athens BMW will host the BMW Drive for a Cause Test Drive Event from June 18 through June 22,  which community members are invited to test drive BMW vehicles to help raise money for the Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support at Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center.

“This event is a great opportunity to contribute to an important cause,” said Jeff Socha, general manager at Athens BMW. “For every BMW test drive completed during the BMW Drive for a Cause Test Drive Event, Athens BMW will donate $20 towards the Loran Smith Center to help provide free cancer support services for the Athens-area community.”

The Loran Smith Center for Cancer Support provides free services and programs, such as yoga, nutrition classes, therapies and counseling for anyone affected by cancer at any phase in the cancer journey – regardless of where a person receives his or her cancer treatment.

“We recognize the need to support patients and their family members, rather than just treating the disease itself. The many services that the Loran Smith Center provides cancer patients and survivors in our community are free and open to anyone,” said Joel Siebentritt, manager of cancer support services at Piedmont Athens Regional’s Loran Smith Center. “Donation events like Drive for a Cause enable us to continue to provide these free services for our patients.”

In addition to raising funds for the Loran Smith Center, BMW Drive for a Cause Test Drive Event participants will receive a $1,000 incentive credit towards the purchase of a new BMW vehicle.

The BMW Drive for a Cause Test Drive Event will take place at Athens BMW, located at 3040 Atlanta Highway in Athens, from Tuesday, June 18, through Saturday, June 22.

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