“You Buy a Ride, They Get a Ride” at Sawgrass Ford as $100 From Every Vehicle Sold or Leased in December will be Donated to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s Wheelchair Donation Program

December 9th, 2014


SUNRISE, Fla. – For the third year in a row, Sawgrass Ford is doing its part to help a child in need this holiday season. The dealership will bring back its “You Buy a Ride, They Get a Ride” promotion with a donation of $100 for every vehicle purchased or leased in December to the Darrell Gwynn Foundation to support its Wheelchair Donation Program. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation’s mission is to provide SUPPORT for people with paralysis and PREVENT spinal cord injuries.

This year, Sawgrass Ford has teamed up with the Darrell Gwynn Foundation to raise enough funds to purchase 8-year old Marie “Guychar” Nicaisse the power wheelchair that she desperately needs. Marie was born with a spinal tumor and was paralyzed during surgery to remove the tumor at age 4. Marie has limited use of her arms and needs a power wheelchair to gain the independence to participate in activities at school, spend time with her family and enjoy outings such as going to the library.

“If we can reach our goal and purchase one motorized wheelchair, we will have made a huge difference in Marie and her family’s life, says Sawgrass Ford president David Menten. “December seems like a perfect month to do it.”

“This is an amazing gesture by David Menten and Sawgrass Ford to help us help a child in need this holiday season for the second year in a row,” said president of the Darrell Gwynn Foundation, Darrell Gwynn. “It’s great to see this kind of community involvement by a wonderful community business like Sawgrass Ford. I encourage everyone who needs a new ride to visit Sawgrass Ford to see their incredible selection of new and used vehicles and help a child in need get the new ride they desperately need, a new power wheelchair giving them the gifts of mobility, freedom and independence.”

Sawgrass Ford, located in Sunrise, Fla., is your local Ford Dealer when it comes to the purchase or lease of a New Ford or Used Vehicle in Florida and the surrounding area. Sawgrass Ford is committed to customer service on all Ford Cars, Ford Trucks and Ford SUVs, and their Ford Service Department is here to help you save time & money. They have a great inventory of New Ford Vehicles & Pre-Owned Cars. For more information please visit www.sawgrassfordfl.com.

The average cost of a power wheelchair is $25,000 and often health insurance and Medicaid will not provide them for individuals in need. The Darrell Gwynn Foundation operates a national Wheelchair Donation Program, which donates custom power wheelchairs to individuals facing medical and financial hardships whom have exhausted all other means of obtaining the power wheelchair they need. These power wheelchair donations give individuals living with  paralysis and their families the gifts of mobility, freedom and independence allowing children to go back to school, be more self-sufficient and live happier, more fulfilling lives.

If enough funds are raised in December, a wheelchair donation presentation to an individual in need will take place at Sawgrass Ford in early January 2014 on behalf of Sawgrass Ford and its commitment to the community.

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