New England Acura Dealers Come Together to Help Raise Half a Million Dollars for Boston Children's Hospital

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BOSTON--Dec. 14, 2012: The New England Acura Dealers have pledged to raise $500,000 for Boston Children's Hospital, establishing a two-year relationship benefiting one of the top pediatric medical centers in the U.S. A portion of the proceeds from every Acura sold in each of the seven participating dealerships will go toward the hospital. Acura will also be recognized as the "Official Car" at all signature fundraisers benefiting Boston Children's Hospital.

"We're thankful to the New England Acura Dealers for their generosity and willingness to help advance the health of children through care, research and education," said Carola Cadley, Vice President of Corporate Development and Special Events at Children's Hospital Trust.

The New England Acura Dealers' donation will go toward the Children's Fund, an unrestricted fund that supports the hospital's areas of greatest need.  The New England Acura Dealers will also serve as a top-level sponsor at all signature fundraisers benefiting Boston Children's Hospital including the Boston Investment Conference, the Texas Hold 'Em Tournament, the Milagros Para Niņos Gala and the recent Champions for Children's event, which helped raise $3.2 million.

"We are honored to be able to help Boston Children's Hospital continue to do the amazing things they do for children in the local community, as well as what they do for the medical community," said Christopher F. Connolly Jr., President of the New England Acura Dealers.  

To celebrate the new relationship, Boston Children's Hospital recently hosted the New England Acura Dealers executives for a check presentation recognizing the pledge and a car-painting activity for children at the hospital.

About Boston Children's Hospital:
Founded in 1869 as a 20-bed hospital for children, Boston Children's Hospital has been ranked as one of the nation's best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report for the past 21 years. Boston Children's is the primary pediatric teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and the largest provider of health care to Massachusetts children.

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