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Volkswagen Group of America Honored by National Breast Cancer Coalition

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The Volkswagen Group of America was recently recognized for its supportive efforts to fight breast cancer. The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) bestowed its “Leadership Award” on the company and presented the award to President and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America Hinrich J. Woebcken on Oct. 30 at the NBCC’s 22nd Annual Gala.

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“We are proud to be associated with Volkswagen Group of America and their commitment to social justice and to breast cancer,” said NBCC President Fran Visco. “Volkswagen’s support means a great deal to all of us who work hard to find the answers so no one has to hear the words ‘you have breast cancer.’”

According to VW Media, the NBCC is “a grassroots advocacy network dedicated to eradicating breast cancer.” Hundreds of organizations working toward defeating breast cancer comprise the NBCC.

“We are honored by the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s recognition, and are proud to join them in their mission to end a disease that affects us all,” said Mr. Woebcken. “We share this award with Volkswagen employees across the nation who have donated their time and funds to this important cause, upholding Volkswagen’s fundamental corporate values of giving back and driving social change.”

In addition to supporting the fight against breast cancer, the Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) donated $300,000 to hurricane relief, a donation that was divided equally between United for Puerto Rico and the Florida Disaster Fund to help funnel food, shelter and other necessities to victims of the hurricanes.

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“We are thankful to Volkswagen Group of America for supporting the people of Puerto Rico during these difficult times,” said Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rosselló. “Their generous donation will help us rebuild our island.”

According to Volkswagen Media, so far VWGoA has donated $450,000 in disaster aid this year.