For the sixth consecutive year, Garavel Subaru of Norwalk selects Mikey’s Way Foundation as their Share the Love Event hometown charity

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Garavel Subaru’s longtime partnership with Mikey’s Way has raised nearly $200,000 to help pediatric cancer patients in treatment.

Paul and Jeremy Garavel of Garavel Subaru on a Mikey's Way Day at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

Paul and Jeremy Garavel of Garavel Subaru on a Mikey's Way Day at Yale New Haven Children's Hospital

"Garavel Subaru has taken their philosophy of giving and put it into action to help the most vulnerable among us."-Les Friedman, CEO of Mikey's Way Foundation

Garavel Subaru of Norwalk has once again chosen Mikey’s Way Foundation to be the hometown charity recipient for their annual Share the Love Event. From November 15, 2019 to January 2, 2020, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased at Garavel Subaru in Norwalk. In addition, every time Mikey’s Way Foundation is chosen as the charity of choice, Garavel Subaru will donate an additional $100 to Mikey’s Way for each sold or leased vehicle.

Since 2014, Garavel’s Share The Love Event has raised close to $200,000 for Mikey’s Way Foundation. That translates into more than 1,000 brand new electronic gifts such as laptop computers and tablets for pediatric cancer patients in treatment. In addition, Mikey’s Way was able to outfit each in-patient pediatric hematology/oncology room at Yale New Haven Children’s Hospital with an iPad for use during prolonged stays.

“We believe people will be remembered for what they do in the community, not for their individual accomplishments,” says Paul Garavel, President and owner of Garavel Subaru. “We are delighted to be partnering with Mikey’s Way once again this year, working to ease the strain of long-term treatment for pediatric cancer patients and their families.”

“We are honored and humbled to be chosen once again this year as the hometown charity for Garavel Subaru’s Share the Love event,” says Les Friedman, CEO of Mikey’s Way Foundation. “The Subaru organization, and Garavel Subaru in particular, genuinely cares about the people in need in our community. They’ve taken their philosophy of giving and put it into action to help the most vulnerable among us – and we are so grateful.”

Mikey’s Way Foundation was founded by Michael “Mikey” Friedman, who was diagnosed at 15 with a rare form of cancer. The Foundation gives laptop computers, tablets, and other Wi-Fi ready electronics to kids affected by the emotional and physical hardships of long-term debilitating treatment. They distribute these electronic gifts via their Mikey’s Way Day and Mikey’s Wish List programs to children all over the country with an emphasis in Connecticut and New York. The gifts provide diversion and connection with family and friends, helping them to cope with cancer… Mikey’s Way.

Garavel Subaru is located at 10 Tindall Avenue in Norwalk, CT. Everyday Garavel Subaru holds true to their motto: "Selling cars is what we do. Helping the community is who we are." For more information about Garavel Subaru visit http://www.garavelsubaru.com.

For more information about Mikey’s Way Foundation, visit http://www.mikeysway.org and follow Mikey’s Way on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

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