Mazda and Drive for Good: $1,000,000 Donation to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

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Donating a million bucks makes Mazda feel like a million bucks. Credit: Mazda

Another Reason to Love Mazda.

Compliments of its Drive for Good campaign, Mazda announced today that a $1,000,000 donation has been given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital to help in the fight against childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

“Mazda’s donation to St. Jude helps them achieve their mission of reducing the cancer rate among children and allows them to continue their treatment without ever giving a patient’s family a bill,” said Jim O’Sullivan, president and CEO, MNAO. “However, this donation would never have been possible without the donations being directed by our customers throughout the month of December during the Mazda Drive for Good event. So, while this donation comes from Mazda Drive for Good, it is really a direct result of our customers wanting to give to St. Jude.”

Running from November 21st of last year through January 1st of this year, Mazda donated $150 to one of four national charities when a customer bought or leased a Mazda. 44 local charities also received donations from the drive. The choice of charity was left up to each Mazda customer who purchased or leased a new vehicle, and on top of the monetary donation, Mazda pledged an hour of charitable service for each test drive of a brand new Mazda vehicle during the Drive for Good event. With a grand total of over 66,000 pledged hours, Mazda business partners, employees, and dealers will work together. And Mazda isn’t stopping there: with each consecutive Driving for Good campaign, the car manufacturer wants to break its records in monetary donations and donated hours for charity.

St. Jude: Working for Over 50 Years to Save Lives


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has been tirelessly working for over 50 years to treat and defeat childhood cancer. The research hospital has impressive survival rates and has helped to increase the overall cancer survival rate from 20 to 80 percent in half a century. Never accepting a plateau, St. Jude is pushing for a 90 percent survival rate within the next decade.

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening disease. St. Jude has the world’s best survival rates for some of the most aggressive childhood cancers, and treatments invented at St. Jude have helped push the overall childhood cancer survival rate from 20 percent to 80 percent since its opening more than 50 years ago. St. Jude is also working to drive the overall survival rate for childhood cancer to 90 percent in the next decade. The research hospital freely shares the breakthroughs it makes, and every child saved at St. Jude means doctors and scientists worldwide can use that knowledge to save thousands more children. Families never receive a bill from St. Jude for treatment, travel, housing, or food – because all a family should worry about is helping their child live.

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