Jul 8th, 2021
Cox Automotive Canada walked to “climb every mountain” for Make-A-Wish® Canada
MISSISSAUGA, ON (July 8, 2021) – Cox Automotive Canada’s team members attempted to “Climb Every Mountain” by walking a combined total of over two million steps and raising more than $12,000 in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada. For the first time, Cox Automotive Canada joined its International colleagues in a campaign called Climb Every Mountain to raise money in their respective countries for their regional Make-A-Wish® Foundations.
More than 100 team members took to walking as individuals, families or small groups while practicing social distancing and following government guidelines in their own respective communities where permitted.
“I’m so proud of our Cox Automotive Canada team members for stepping up and raising funds for such an incredible cause so Make-A-Wish® Canada can continue granting wishes to children who really need a little happiness,” said Maria Soklis, President, Cox Automotive Canada & Brazil. “Corporate social responsibility is an important value that we are committed to, caring for people in need within our communities and driving positive change.”
“We’re so excited to see Cox Automotive Canada employees come together and raise funds for Make-A-Wish® Canada,” says Alyson Geary, Director National Corporate Alliances, Make-A-Wish® Canada. “This has been a challenging time and we are thrilled that employee groups across Canada are looking for ways to unite and make a difference. The Climb Every Mountain event was a perfect way to come together, raise critical funds and provide hope for so many wish children across Canada. We are grateful for their support and on behalf of the wish families we serve, thank you!”
Cox Automotive Canada, through its Cox Cares corporate social responsibility program will empower team members to champion causes they believe in and support it with opportunities through the organization to build a better future for the next generation.
About Make-A-Wish® Canada
Make-A-Wish® creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. We are on a quest to bring every eligible child’s wish to life, because a wish is an integral part of a child’s treatment journey. Research shows children who have wishes granted can build the physical and emotional strength they need to fight a critical illness. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, Make-A-Wish is the world’s leading children’s wish-granting organization, serving children in every community in Canada, and in more than 50 countries worldwide.
Since 1983, Make-A-Wish Canada has granted over 35,000 wishes across the country, over 1,000 last year alone. For more information about Make-A-Wish Canada, visit makeawish.ca.
About Cox Automotive Canada
Cox Automotive is transforming the way the world buys, sells, owns and uses cars with industry-leading digital marketing, software, financial, wholesale and e-commerce solutions for consumers, dealers, manufacturers and the overall automotive ecosystem worldwide. In Canada, the Cox Automotive family includes Clutch®, Dealertrack®, Dealer.com®, HomeNet®, Kelley Blue Book®, Manheim®, Modix®, NextGear Capital®, Ready Logistics®, RMS Automotive®, vAuto®, VinSolutions® and Xtime®, along with a host of other brands in other countries. The global company has 34,000 team members in more than 220 locations and is a partner to more than 50,000 auto dealers, as well as most major automobile manufacturers. Cox Automotive is a subsidiary of 120-year-old Cox Enterprises, Inc., and serving the automotive industry since 1926, which has revenues exceeding $20 billion and approximately 55,000 employees. Cox Enterprises’ other major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications and Cox Media Group. For more information about Cox Automotive Canada, visit coxautoinc.ca.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Ken Chiu, Public Relations and Media Manager, Cox Automotive Canada | Ken.Chiu@coxautoinc.com | 416-435-2872
Stuart Chase, Senior Manager, Communications, Make-A-Wish Canada | firstname.lastname@example.org | 604-362-8343