From daily car rentals to local driving events staged throughout the USA, nationally recognized organizations such as DriveShare by Hagerty, regional chapters of Ferrari and Porsche car clubs and NCM Motorsports Park are supporting non-profit Drive Toward a Cure in its quest to raise funds during April’s Parkinson’s Awareness Month. Each group will host enjoyable driving events showcasing that ‘driving has never meant more!’
Deb Pollack, founder of Drive Toward a Cure and longtime automotive industry veteran, began the non-profit, along with her partner Mark Davidson of Intelliga Communications, to honor her mother a decade after her passing. The idea was to help Parkinson’s patients fund the cure.
During the month of April, nationally recognized as Parkinson’s Awareness Month, and throughout the year, various car clubs and organizations have signed on to host their own local Drive Toward a Cure Day ranging from one-day drives, BBQs, car shows to club-inspired track days.
The 2018 California Adventure, reminiscent of the organization’s inaugural event last Spring, is the third in a series of multi-day luxury driving events Drive Toward a Cure has hosted to benefit Parkinson’s Disease. During 2017, the organization raised more than $50,000 through two rally events – one in California and another in the Southeast. Both events included entrant vehicles ranging from vintage to luxury and exotics, traveling along some of the most scenic and famed routes within the country, including the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Smoky Mountains and the ‘Tail of the Dragon.’
For 2018, the California Adventure will once again include two simultaneous starting points – a Northern California group beginning in the Monterey area and including a private tour of Canepa Motorsports, and a Southern California start with an intimate tour of the expanded vault at the Petersen Museum, along with a viewing of a private Beverly Hills car collection. Both groups will meet in the Santa Barbara wine region at the famed Alisal Guest Ranch in Santa Ynez for two more nights and a continued series of drives and events. Registration and further information at www.drivetowardacure.org.