St. Petersburg, Fl – The Williams Automotive Group sells cars year around, but in October their efforts rev up the Moffitt Cancer Center. Wesley Chapel Toyota, Wesley Chapel Honda, and Tampa Honda donated $60,000 to Moffitt during Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The money comes from cash set aside from each car sale during the year.

“Seven years ago we had some of our families with the Williams Automotive Group affected by cancer…so Williams Automotive Group decided to make a donation to the Moffitt Cancer Center,” explains Eric Johnson, Director of Community Partnerships.

That first donation started a yearly tradition and the business is now entering the 8th year of a 10-year $500,000 commitment to Moffitt.

Courtney Cox from the Moffitt Foundation says community partnerships like this are critical in the fight against cancer. “Moffitt is so thrilled to have this partnership with the Williams Automotive Group,” says Cox. “It’s going right back into our breast cancer research and to our patient care.”

Moffitt Cancer Center, which just celebrated its 30th anniversary, is now the third largest out-patient care center in the nation.

In addition to the annual donations to Moffitt, Johnson says employees are encouraged to volunteer in the community. During the year employees have helped foster children, packed care packages for the troops, and built houses with Habitat for Humanity. “Our core value with Williams Automotive Group is active community involvement,” Johnson says.