One of the best parts of being involved in the car hobby is meeting up with some of the most passionate and charitable people around. Car people love helping people!
The members of BMW TrueNorth do more than just take their prized cars to cruises and show and shines. Each year, their events include charity fund raising which culminate in a final drive event to round out the year. Last year, the organization collected several SUVs full of toys, which were donated to a shelter for single mothers.
This year’s event is two-fold, as a cruise to pick up donated toys will finish up at Pfaff BMW in Mississauga at 12:30 on Sunday, where toys will be handed off to the Toys for Tots organization. Throughout the year, BMW TrueNorth has been fund raising for another cause which is dear to us here at Driven Wheels.
Regular readers may recall a story from earlier this year about five year old Oliver Ferguson, who was named Grand Marshal of the SportsCar Grand Prix at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. Young Ollie suffers from aplastic anemia, a condition which affects the bone marrow and blood stem cells, preventing them from creating mature blood cells. Ollie needs a bone marrow transplant. Ollie and his Dad Rob are not only race fans, but are specifically BMW fans. The club has been fund raising all year to help the family and will present Ollie with a cheque tomorrow at Pfaff BMW.
Photo credit: John R Walker