If you’re planning on attending the Greater Lehigh Valley Auto Show at Stabler Center in Bethlehem during its March 21-24 run, try to stop by Saturday, March 23 between the hours of 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The reason? For anyone who takes a test drive in a Ford vehicle that day, Ford will donate $20 to the Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital. And to sweeten this offer, area Ford dealers will add to the initiative by raising up to $6,000 through a Drive-4-UR Community event that they will host that Saturday at the show.
The Drive 4 UR Community is similar in concept to Ford’s Drive 4 UR School initiative that has raised more than $16 million for local schools since its inception in 2007.
“We know how important funding for the local hospital is and we want to do our part to help make sure the great work at the Children’s Hospital remains available to this community,” said Todd Haldeman of Haldeman Ford in Kutztown. “We’re excited to raise money for such a great cause.”
The March 23 event will feature many vehicles from Ford’s lineup and will include the Fusion (that I’m currently testing), Focus, the C-MAX Hybrid (which I just tested) and the all-electric C-MAX Energi. Haldeman staff will be on hand to answer your questions about each vehicle, with no pressure to buy.
To participate in this fund raising initiative that won’t cost you a cent, drivers must be 18 or older with a valid driver’s license. There is a limit of one test-drive per household and all test drives will last approximately 7-10 minutes.
Showgoers should not fret about bringing the kids along since there will be attractions for them as well.
The Lehigh Valley Auto Show Kid’s Zone, sponsored by the Children’s Hospital at Lehigh Valley Hospital, will host a Robotic Simulation Olympics where kids can test their operating skills on the robot that LVH surgeons use. The finals of the Robotic Simulation Olympics will he held at the LVHN Health Fair at Coca-Cola Park on June 11.
There will also be a Distracted Driving Simulator so teens can take a virtual spin to see firsthand the dangers of distracted driving.
For youngsters, they can learn valuable tips on safe bicycling and skateboarding. LVH will also have their Med-Evac helicopter on site as well as emergency preparedness vehicles to show how they coordinate disaster situations.
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