Women in Porsche is proud to be supporting Drive Toward a Cure (for Parkinson’s) again this month!
Please join us as we rally for this amazing cause through our #WiPCares initiative and give back to our communities in a significant way, while also gathering with your peers, friends, neighbors, etc. to drive those amazing Porsche cars! #WiPCares is the charitable arm of Women in Porsche that seeks to give back to our communities. All of our chapters work to tell the stories of the women who love, work with, and drive Porsches while also encouraging its members to give back to society in meaningful ways that encourage healing, support and compassion in the cities we reside in. Please consider signing up for your membership to WiP during our April/May membership drive so you can donate to an amazing cause and you can meet with women who share your same passions.
Our Charity Partnership
About Drive Toward a Cure
Drive Toward a Cure raises funds and awareness for Parkinson’s Disease research and patient care. Inspired by the camaraderie found within the automotive culture, the organization’s mission benefits equally from both enthusiast communities and industry professionals. Drive Toward a Cure events harness enthusiasm for cars and driving and turn that power into support for ongoing work to improve the lives of those living with Parkinson’s, as well as the research that will hopefully one day lead to a cure.
Drive Toward a Cure is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that supports beneficiaries including The Michael J. Fox Foundation, The Parkinson’s Institute and Clinical Center and the Parkinson’s Foundation.
About Parkinson’s Disease
Affecting nearly one million Americans and 10 million worldwide, Parkinson’s disease is the second-most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer’s and is the 14th-leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression), as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for Parkinson’s and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.
As we approach the Holiday Season, in a time of uncertainty when we have ALL been impacted by the Novel Corona Virus, it is vital that we find ways to come together in support of each other and our communities. As you know, Women in Porsche has become a strong community of friends and supporters over the past year, growing internationally by connecting people who share a love and passion for our namesake brand. We have heard the stories of the strong women who are part of the bloodline of this business and we know just how powerful our community can be; This community is now in need, and we can come together to help.
And so, my friends - here is what I see as our call to action:
We have launched the #WiPCares movement that will serve as a facilitator to connect those in need- no matter what that may be in our world at the time- with those who can lend support.
Please visit our #WiPCares donation links, share our posts, and get the word out!
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being a community that cares-- Happy Holidays!
Founder, Women in Porsche Inc