ALLIANCE, Ohio (Sept. 19, 2005) — Kumho Tire USA Inc. and Terry's Tire Town raised $5,444 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Northeast Ohio.
The funds were raised through a series of consumer ride-and-drive events hosted by Kumho and Terry's Tire in August. Mark Lindsey, a sales leader at Terry's, organized the events. Mr. Lindsey, whose 12-year-old sister is in remission after twice battling lymphoma, has raised nearly $44,000 so far and hopes to eventually raise $500,000.
“Kumho let us use their Mini Coopers and helped organize the ride-and-drive events, and they also gave me a check for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” Mr. Lindsey said in a statement. “Terry's matched the money we raised at the consumer ride-and-drives and pledged money for my bike rides and other events. The support that my family and I have received in our fundraising efforts really means a lot to us.”