The Medical Center of Aurora Hosts Car Show to Benefit MS Society

Jeremy Brunn Hot Rod Car Show to Benefit the National MS Society

Aurora, CO, May 27, 2011 - Vintage auto enthusiasts will enjoy a lineup of "greased lightning" from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Saturday, June 11 when the Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza hosts the Jeremy Brunn Hot Rod Car Show on its Main Campus located at 1501 So. Potomac in Aurora.

Car Show in Aurora, COThe car show is being held as fundraising benefit for the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society, which was selected as The Medical Center of Aurora's 2011 nonprofit community partner. The Community Partner Program is a community involvement initiative dedicated to workplace giving and The Medical Center of Aurora has set a goal of contributing 2,000 volunteer hours and raising $71,500 for programs and research that will benefit Coloradans living with MS.

"The hot rod show was founded by one of our nurses, Helen Brunn, to celebrate the life of her son, Jeremy Brunn," said Emily Crowley, Marketing Coordinator, The Medical Center of Aurora/Centennial Medical Plaza. "Jeremy was born with a defective heart and required a heart transplant at a very young age. As a result of many operations he developed seizures, which took his life at the age of 16. Jeremy always loved cars and this event allows us to honor his memory and fundraise for a beneficial community cause," Crowley continued. A Texas style BBQ, bake sale and activities for children will round out this community gathering.

"This will be a festive and casual opportunity for friends and families to come together and enjoy seeing auto history, while helping to make a difference for the 80,000 people affected by MS in Colorado," said Kristin Gibbs, Vice President of Development for the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter, National MS Society. "We are honored to be The Medical Center of Aurora's community partner this year and we are sure this will be a rousing success," she added.

If you have a car you would like to register, call 303-873-0630. Entry fee is $10 per car.

The event is open and free to the public.