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Kumho Supports Susan B. Komen Race in Atlanta

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Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. is supporting Susan G. Komen Greater Atlanta as the sponsor of the survivor area during the 2017 Race for the Cure.

Nearly 10,000 people are expected to participate in the Atlanta event on June 24, 2017.

Kumho’s involvement in breast cancer causes began in 2012 in Korea, where the tire maker participated in a fundraising campaign to raise breast cancer awareness, promoted the importance of regular self-exams and early detection methods along with the Korea Breast Cancer Foundation (KBCF). Kumho is continuing its work now that it has established its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta.

“Kumho Tire is proud to support an organization that consistently strives to combat breast cancer, educate families and empower survivors,” says Harry Choi, CEO of Kumho Tire USA.

During the event, Kumho will sponsor the survivor area with a hydrating station, and the company will provide 1,000 gifts to survivors. In the post-race area open to public access, Kumho will provide participants and their supporters an interactive experience that features a photo booth, giveaways and atire display to help educate attendees on the importance of selecting the right tires for your ride.

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Yokohama is Donating to Flood Recovery in Elba

YOKOHAMA_black_logoYokohama Tire Corp. (YTC), the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail (RTJ), and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) collected donations to help families in flood-ravaged Elba, Ala., as well as earthquake victims in Kumamoto, Japan.

Yokohama is donating $5,000 to the flood recovery in Elba and has already sent emergency funds to Kumamoto. Yokohama had donation boxes in place at its booth and other areas at the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic in Prattville, Ala., May 2-8.

“We are very close to the people of Alabama and are glad we can help families get their lives back to normal in Elba,” says Hideto Katsuragawa, CEO of Yokohama Corp. of North America (YCNA) and CEO of YTC. We are also doing the same for the city of Kumamoto, which suffered a devastating earthquake recently. We thank the patrons coming to the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic for their generous support in helping the disaster victims recover.”

Yokohama has been a valuable partner to the Robert Jones Golf Trail through the Yokohama Tire LPGA Classic and is committed to giving back to the people of Alabama, according to John Cannaon, RTJ president. “We are very grateful to Yokohama Tire Corporation for their involvement in Alabama and their generous donation to the City of Elba to help rebuild homes destroyed by the floods.”

About the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail

Funded by the Retirement Systems of Alabama, the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail was built to help expand tourism, recruit industry and attract retirees, and strengthen the state’s economy while adding to the quality of life for all Alabamians. The RTJ Golf Trail opened in 1992 and has welcomed more than 11 million rounds of golf. From Mobile Bay to the Tennessee River, the RTJ Golf Trail has 26 courses on 11 sites across Alabama.

About the LPGA

Founded in 1950, the LPGA association has more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and management. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Fla.

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Tire Pros Raise Money For Breast Cancer Research

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Independent Tire Pros dealers from coast to coast are partnering with nonprofit organizations this fall to raise money for breast cancer research.

Tire Pros Francorp, an American Tire Distributors Inc. (ATD) subsidiary, has teamed up with national partners and charities to create turnkey cause-marketing programs for its member dealers to participate at a local level. This fall’s programs to support breast cancer research are the latest efforts by Tire Pros dealers to support their communities.

For the second year, Tire Pros will help “Wipe Out Breast Cancer” by selling premium quality pink and black colored wiper blades from AutoTex (www.autotexwipers.com) at participating stores nationwide. During the month of October, a portion of the AutoTex PINK sales at participating Tire Pros locations will be donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

In addition, Tire Pros has linked up with Brakes for Breast, an organization in its fifth year that has raised more than $220,000 across the country for Dr. Vincent Tuohy and the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund. During October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, participating Tire Pros locations will offer free brake pads to consumers to help raise awareness and financial support for breast cancer. The brake pads are generously donated by local parts suppliers nationwide and given away to customers for free. The labor and any additional parts needed for the brake service is paid for by the consumer. At the end of the promotion, each Tire Pros store will donate 10% of total brake services to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund.

Dr. Vincent Tuohy, who has spent the last 11 years working on a breast cancer vaccine that would both prevent the disease and keep it from recurring, has secured enough funding to move the drug to clinical trials. Dr. Tuohy is an immunologist at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute. For more information visit BrakesforBreasts.com.

During October, participating Tire Pros dealers are donating a portion of sales of AutoTex Pink wiper blades to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
During October, participating Tire Pros dealers are donating a portion of sales of AutoTex Pink wiper blades to the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Beyond national programs, several regional groups of Tire Pros dealers teamed up to support a cause during the summer of 2015. In Birmingham, Ala., the Warren, Warrior, A&R, Southern Rubber, Cahaba and McGriff Tire Pros dealers united for the “Tires for Tatas” program. They raised more than $7,200 for breast cancer research through the Susan G. Komen Foundation of North Central Alabama. As part of the campaign, each shop donated $2 for every tire sold in the month of July to the foundation to provide support and educational services to cancer patients. Each dealer received a point-of-sale kit that included a large outdoor banner and creative files to incorporate in their local marketing efforts.

“Doing things like this is the right thing to do…and who out there is not for finding a cure for breast cancer? I can’t think of anyone,” says Bryant Gilmer, owner of Southern Rubber Tire Pros in Birmingham. “This is something I foresee us doing annually because it made our community aware that we are here to serve them, not just to make a buck.”

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