Posted By RichC on October 4, 2005
For the 9th year, BMW and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation have teamed up to support breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was founded on a promise made between two sisters â€“ Susan Goodman Komen and Nancy Goodman Brinker. Suzy was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1978, a time when little was known about the disease and it was rarely discussed in public. Before she died at the age of 36, Suzy asked her sister to do everything possible to bring an end to breast cancer. Nancy kept her promise by establishing the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in 1982 in Suzyâ€™s memory.
Today in Cincinnati, at The BMW Store I had a chance to help raise a few dollars in a ‘drive for a cure’ campaign. Shamelessly I did this by driving a new BMW 330i with my co-pilot Dave Lewis barking out the turns. (we were suppose to follow a prescribed route … but Dave got us lost … wink, wink. )
Coming from my VW Jetta TDI, this car can quickly make you envy those who own a true luxury driver’s car, as it was tight, balance and quick. With an ‘in-control’ crisp, light feel this mid sized car cornered through a downhill maze on the east side of Cincinnati with such grace that you would of thought I was actually a trained driver. (it took care of my mistakes) The anti skid computers were there a couple of times when I eagerly attempted to accelerate out of the tight twisty downhill slalom and no doubt would be a big help on slick roads. The 330i’s quick reving engine zipped quickly through the 6 speed automatic gears, but with the backwards functioning ‘tiptronic’ feature (my only complaint) made the sporty handling car feel like a much smaller racer.
All in all it was a good cause and a lot of fun. The sandwiches and hospitality provided by The BMW Store wasn’t bad either; if you ‘feel the need’ for a test drive be sure to ask for Dave Lewis. Thanks for the invite Dave.