Take a Test Drive and Ford will give $20 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Ford_$20_test_Drive_promo Want to do something fun this weekend that also supports a great purpose? Ford is showing its support of breast cancer awareness  by donating $20 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure  in the name of each prospective customer who test drives a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury vehicle through June 1, so why not go for a test drive and check out the funky family-focused Ford Flex, practical Mercury Mariner Hybrid, or luxurious Lincoln MKZ sedan?

All you need to do is login to their site at www.fordcares.com to download a registration number and form, and be sure to present the form to dealer at the time of the test drive so the donation can be credited to your name. If you're participating in any upcoming Komen Race for the Cure events through June 1st, you'll receive a registration form and can also follow the same steps to have a $20 donation made on your behalf as well.

Ford-warriors-in-pink-banner Ford Motor Company is committed to the fight against breast cancer, and is a proud supporter of breast cancer research and critical breast cancer services. Have you seen Ford's "Warriors in Pink" Website? Check it out at fordvehicles.com/warriorsinpink. Ford knows that awareness leads to early detection and early detection saves lives, so the company is also working to increase breast cancer awareness, last year they claim to have created more than one billion media impressions. As part of that endeavor, Ford's "Warriors in Pink" Website shares information on health resources  and supportive organizations,  offers branded merchandise in their store, and allows visitors to share well wishes with a virtual quilt that can also be downloaded as an interactive screen saver. As part of its ongoing efforts, Ford has dedicated more than $100 million to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure fight against breast cancer over the last 15 years, creating over one billion media impressions just last year alone. Ford also encourages its employees to participate in events, so that to date, more than 50,000 Ford employees have participated in The Race and thousands of Ford dealers support the race in their area.

"This program will go a long way in helping Komen directly serve women and men in hundreds of communities across the country with education, screening, and treatment programs that address breast cancer issues close to home," said Hala Moddelmog, President and CEO, Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

This charitable initiative runs alongside the new Ford Advantage Plan, which Ford created recently to boost consumer confidence during these challenging economic times. While others tell you there's no credit available, Ford Credit claims it is ready to help buyers finance a new Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury vehicle. And thanks to the Ford Advantage Plan, you can safely buy or lease a new Ford vehicle knowing the company will cover your payments for up to 12 months (up to $700 a month) if you lose your paycheck.

Warriors in Pink Special Edition Ford MustanIf you're feeling motivated by your test drive, then you might even consider purchasing a 2009 Ford Mustang with the special "Warriors in Pink" package.  This special-edition package is available on coupes, convertibles, or all-new glass-roof coupes, in black, silver, and white. Inside, the special-edition package features charcoal floormats with pink ribbon and contrast stitching, charcoal leather-trimmed seats with pink stitching, and an aluminum-spoke steering wheel with pink stitching. Outside, the "Warriors in Pink" Mustang displays a unique grille design, special pink ribbon and pony fender badges, and pink ribbon rocker tape and hood striping.

Even if you choose not to buy a car, at least go for the test drive. Ford has promised a donation of up to a $1 million for all test drives taken Juntil June 1st, so you can have a little fun, check out some pretty new cars, and earn Susan G. Komen for the Cure a $20 donation!

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