Brighton Ford raises $3,500 to fight cancer

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Brighton Ford employees pose with the check representing the money raised from the annual "Wrenching for a Cure" cancer fundraiser.

Brighton Ford raised $3,500 in its Wrenching for a Cure donation drive. This year, the drive was conducted in honor of Susan Jearlds, a friend of a Brighton Ford employee’s wife who suffered from inflammatory breast cancer and died after five years of fighting the disease.

Wrenching for a Cure was started by Mike Ablas, an employee of Brighton Ford. When Scott Spitler, co-owner of Brighton Ford, learned of it, he told them he wanted to help. When customers bring their cars to Brighton Ford for service and donate cash to the cause during the month of October, Brighton Ford matches donations dollar for dollar up to $10. Customers can also visit the attached parts store and purchase a Wrenching for a Cure shirt, hat, etc. — all proceeds from apparel purchases also go to breast cancer research.

Wrenching for a Cure has been going strong for four years and Brighton Ford has since become the flagship sponsor of the Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in Howell.

“We are happy to help out such a great cause,” said Scott Spitler, “and each year it gets bigger and bigger!”

Spitler, along with Jennifer Acker and Tami Rummel from the American Cancer Society, have made Making Strides Howell a huge success and look forward to many more successful events.

If you would like to find out more information about Wrenching for A Cure and Making Strides or how you can help out next year, click here.

Brighton Ford is located at 8240 Grand River Ave., just north of I-96 in Brighton. It is the world’s largest Ford-Mercury dealer. For more on the dealership, go to Contact Scott Spitler at (810) 227-1171 for additional information.

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Journalist Maria Stuart lives in Howell. She worked at The Livingston County Press/Livingston County Daily Press & Argus as a reporter, editor and managing editor from 1990-2009. She is often spotted holding court at Uptown Coffeehouse. You can check out her website by clicking here.