Chevrolet’s 100th Birthday!


Chevrolet’s 100th birthday is fast approaching. With this big milestone, Chevy
would love to hear your favorite Chevy stories! Also, you can vote for your favorite
Chevrolet’s from the past and enjoy the Pandora Collection of 100 Chevy-inspired
songs.

Most have a story about their favorite Chevrolet moment. It might be when your dad
took you fishing or your mom taught you how to drive. Those are memories you
keep for a lifetime and what a great way to celebrate by telling us your story!

 

 

 

 

September 16 is the last 20th Year Friday Night Cruisin’ for the 2011 season. We have enjoyed some amazing
turnouts this year with over 200 classic cars at each event. When talking about
favorite Chevy moments at our Cruisin’s, you can walk around to each classic car owner and hear the owner’s story about how they got their car.

Jack Maxton Chevrolet is involved in many community projects this year to help different
causes and charities. We are making new memories to celebrate the longevity of
Chevy and, at the same time, having a lasting impact on the community.  The

On August 20, 2011, Jack Maxton Chevrolet had a team who participated in Pelotonia for the first time.  To date, we have raisedabout $7,500 for cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive CancerCenter – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.  OSUCCC-Jamesis using funds raised by Pelotonia to achieve our shared vision of creating a
cancer-free world.

On October 23,2011 employees and friends of Jack Maxton Chevrolet will participate in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer. The American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5k walk is a
powerful and inspiring event that unites communities to celebrate people who
have battled breast cancer, raise awareness about ways to help prevent breast
cancer, and raise money to find cures and support programs and services for
those facing the disease. Anyone can walk with us! Just call 1-877-331-1628 and
let us know. There is no registration fee and you can walk or run.

On October 24, 2011 the Blood Mobile will be at Jack Maxton Chevrolet from 12pm-6pm.
There is a brochure on who can give blood and who cannot. We would love to see
you there for this great cause. Support is needed more now than ever because of
the earthquakes and storms that have devastated so many.

Stay tuned to the website, Facebook and Twitter pages to see what else Jack Maxton
Chevrolet is doing to celebrate!

“Chevrolet has sold more than 200 million cars and trucks around the world, and Chevys
have touched the lives of countless owners, families, and fans,” said Chris
Perry, Vice President, global Chevrolet marketing and strategy. “It is fitting
that we mark our Centennial by recognizing these connections and celebrating
Chevrolet’s role in peoples’ lives.”

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Be Proud of the Peloton


With Pelotonia coming up so soon, it is very hectic with training and still trying to raise funds for the event. I think I have said a hundred times, “We are raising money for cancer research.”  I find it easy to go through the motions of raising money and saying my spiel day after day. When you are talking to someone who has actually battled the disease, it makes you step back for a second and think about what you are really doing.

I met a very courageous fighter yesterday. I was headed outside when a man came up to me and asked if I was riding in Pelotonia, “I said, Yes!” He told me how great that was and how much the cause meant to him because he is battling cancer. His name is Tom Bentley and he is currently fighting Multiple Myeloma. I know we are riding in Pelotonia to raise money for cancer research, but he said it the best; “1 of the dollars that you raise may cure cancer and save lives.”

That makes the Pelotonia picture seem a little bigger. It is not the bike ride at all, it is not the training… it is the symbol of the journey that is focus. Riding a bike for over 20 miles is not easy however, it is getting past the burn of the legs and the mental feeling that you want to stop. You keep going because you want to take this journey for the cancer survivors. Most of us know someone that is a survivor or someone that has lost their battle. When I think about that person’s journey as if I were in their shoes, it will make Pelotonia seem so much bigger and make raising funds a little easier. When speaking with Tom, he told me the cancer has affected his bones. This makes his life very miserable having to take pain medication everyday. He is grateful to be a volunteer at Pelotonia and see all the riders. Jack Maxton Chevrolet is sending out a big thanks to Pelotonia for letting us take the journey to help cure cancer.