Apple Honda staff, North Fork Breast Health Coalition board members and local elected officials at the campaign kickoff Oct. 1 at the dealership.
Photo: Peter Blasl

Apple Honda is holding its seventh annual breast cancer awareness month fundraising campaign to benefit the North Fork Breast Health Coalition.

The Route 58 auto dealership will donate to the NFBHC $50 per new vehicle sold and $1 for each vehicle serviced there during the month of October.

Since 2013, Apple Honda has raised $49,242 to support the North Fork Breast Health Coalition, Apple Honda general manager William Fields said Tuesday at the breakfast kickoff of the month-long campaign.

The nonprofit North Fork Breast Health Coalition, based in Riverhead, “provides valuable services to local women coping with a breast cancer diagnosis,” Fields said.

The organization, founded in 1998 by Jamesport residents Antonio and Ann Cotten DeGrasse, provides financial assistance and services to local breast cancer patients. The group’s Helping Hands program offers $1,000 grants to patients coping with breast cancer. The grant can be used for any purpose. It also offers — free of charge — yoga, reflexology, massage, meditation, wigs and scarves.

Apple Honda employees have put together two gift baskets that are being raffled off. Everyone who makes a donation of from $1 to $5 in the showroom will be entered in the raffle. Donors of $1 or $2 will also receive a pink ribbon lapel pin; $5 donors will receive a pink Apple Honda shopping tote. All proceeds will benefit the North Fork Breast Health Coalition.

Apple Honda is located at 1375 Route 58 in Riverhead.

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