GM President Dan Ammann (R) and his wife, Pernilla, chief operating officer of Mother New York, are the chairs of the dinner, the fourth consecutive year that a GM senior leader has chaired the event. (PRNewsFoto/General Motors)
The auction of the first regular retail production 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 has helped raise more than $2.5 million for the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute 32nd Annual Dinner, which will be held April 26 in Detroit.
Donated by Chevrolet, the supercar went for $1 million at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Palm Beach, Fla., on April 12. The winning bid came from Hendrick Automotive Group Chairman and Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick, an avid Corvette collector and preservationist.
Proceeds from the auction will assist with the renovation of the Karmanos Cancer Institute's infusion center, providing a more comfortable and soothing setting for patients to receive chemotherapy treatments.
Chevrolet's donation of the 2015 Z06 demonstrates the brand's outstanding commitment to the Karmanos Cancer Institute. Last year, Chevrolet raised $1 million through the auction of the first 2014 Corvette Stingray Convertible that was also purchased by Hendrick. In addition, GM and the GM Foundation's support of Karmanos totals nearly $7.3 million over the last 17 years.