The GP M.A.D.E. foundation partnered with Bob McCosh Chevrolet to help purchase a 15 passenger van for United Community Builders.

United Community Builders provides extensive care for children and minority children and the foundation was able to donate $15,000 toward the purchase of a 15 passenger van.

Between the $15,000 donated by the GP M.A.D.E. foundation and the money and assistance of Bob McCosh, UCBUILDERS was able to purchase the van at their own, reasonable price. GP M.A.D.E. then paid to put van signs, logos and stickers on the van.

UCBUILDERS has six tiers of programming that help work toward their mission of building and releasing capable people to meet the needs of their communities and making a difference in the lives of others everyday.

Gary and Missy Pinkel both attended the Lymphoma Leukemia Society Mid-America chapter’s virtual Black Tie Ball where they served as honorary chairs.

The evening raised funds toward LLS’ mission of curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, myeloma and improving the quality of life for patients and their families. The Black Tie Ball featured an auction with online bidding, personal experiences shared by Coach Pinkel and 10-year-old non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor Magnus.

The theme of the evening was “Relentless—” the act of being persistent, constant and continuous. This theme was echoed in the stories both Magnus and Coach Pinkel shared about their own experiences with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and continuing to get up and face each day one at a time.