Balise Hyannis Car Wash Raises Money for Childhood Cancer
HYANNIS, MA - Over Labor Day weekend, Balise Hyannis Car Wash raised $1,510 to support childhood cancer. For every $5 hot wax purchased, proceeds went directly to the Visiting Nurses Association of Cape Cod's (VNA) Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care. The program administers care for children with cancer on Cape Cod and the Islands as well as provides their families with vital support.
Squeaky, the Balise Car Wash mascot, was on site to collect donations for the incredible cause!
Balise Donates Live on WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon
BOSTON, MA - This month, Mike Balise sat down with WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon hosts Lou Merloni and Christian Fauria for a live interview discussing his experience with cancer and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA. During the interview, Mike delivered a $5,000 check on behalf of Balise Motor Sales to support the Dana Farber and the Radio-Telethon mission.
"I just ask everybody who's sitting on their couch just like I was last year and the year before listening to this awesome telethon
Balise Donates to Mercy Medical Cancer Center Expansion
SPRINGFIELD, MA - This July, Balise is proud to announce their $500,000 gift to Mercy Medical Cancer Center's Transforming Cancer Care - The Capital Campaign for the Sister Caritas Cancer Center. The donation will support the 26,000 square foot expansion of the Cancer Center and will help to put the Radiation Oncology and Medical Oncology services under one roof.
"What excites us most about this project is that people right here in our community will have access to extremely high quality care without having to travel," said Jeb Balise, CEO of Balise Motor Sales. "We can't think of anything more gratifying than making lives better for families in times when it matters most."
The expansion project will not only provide increased treatment space, but will allow for improved communication among oncology providers, better access to existing center services, and a more private setting for patients undergoing treatment.
To learn more about the campaign and expansion, visit the Mercy website.
Highlights of the night included taking tons of group photos and one of the Little Brothers winning $100 during a contest held at the game. Although the PawSox didn't come out victorious against the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, everyone in the Balise group had a wonderful time.
League Dedicates New Stadium
BARNSTABLE, MA. - Last fall, the Balise organization donated $1,000 to Barnstable Little League to help cover the costs of their new stadium. On May 2, the league dedicated the new facility during their season opening ceremony and Balise was there to see it. As always, the Balise organization is thrilled to support the development of youth through sports.
BBBSOS Honors Balise Toyota of Warwick General Manager
NEWPORT, R.I. - A gala was held on May 2 to honor Mike O'Connell, general manager of Balise Toyota Scion of Warwick, for his contributions to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State (BBBSOS) mentoring program. O'Connell was named 2015's "Champion of Mentoring."
Since his partnership with BBBSOS began in 2013, O'Connell has dedicated much of his time and resources to supporting the program- from spearheading nearly $20,000 worth of donations to hosting various events at the dealership.
"I'm very humbled and proud at the same time- and especially proud to be a part of an organization like Balise that recognizes the importance of giving back to Rhode Island," said O'Connell of his recognition.
O'Connell is a true partner for the agency and hopes to continue supporting the organization for years to come. Balise would like to personally congratulate Mike O'Connell for this impressive honor as it exemplifies the greater mission of Balise to give back to the community.
Balise Sponsors American Red Cross Annual Heroes Breakfast
HYANNIS, MA. - On April 10, Balise partnered with the American Red Cross for the 13th Annual Heroes Breakfast. The annual breakfast honors local heroes from Cape Cod and the Islands who have gone above and beyond to assist their communities. Balise's contribution of $2,500 to the event made them a Bronze Sponsor.
The breakfast is one of the largest events on the Cape with over 550 individuals, community leaders, business owners, family and friends coming together for the cause.
Balise Subaru Presents Check to West Warwick Animal Shelter
WEST WARWICK, R.I. - On March 23, Subaru of America, Inc. ("SOA") and Balise Subaru presented a check to West Warwick Animal Shelter as a product of the national "Share the Love" event. The check for $9,185 was presented to West Warwick Animal Shelter by general manager, Peter Boursiquot and general sales manager, Ryan McNally.
Lt. Tiernan of the West Warwick Police Department accepted the check on the shelter's behalf. Ken Scanzio, district manager for Subaru of New England, was also in attendance for the presentation.
The "Share the Love" event is designed as a way for Subaru retailers to give back to their local communities. For each new Subaru vehicle purchased or leased from November 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015, Subaru would donate $250 to the purchaser's choice of participating charities.
DeBarros Takes Mission Trip to Cape Verde
HYANNIS, MA. - To begin the New Year, Tony DeBarros, general manager of Hyannis Car Wash, traveled to Cape Verde to help those who lost their homes to a devastating volcano eruption last November. DeBarros grew up in Cape Verde, a collection of ten volcanic islands in the central Atlantic Ocean. Through fundraising efforts, DeBarros raised $6,280 that Jeb Balise, owner and CEO of Balise Motor Sales, offered to match. In all, $14,005 was raised for the cause.
"All you need is heart and passion. I said to myself, 'I want to go there. I want to see that every penny goes to the people'," recalled DeBarros.
Through his fundraising efforts, DeBarros was able to provide care packages of food and supplies to 289 families throughout the four destroyed villages. Balise was honored to be a part of the mission.
If you would also like to donate to Tony's efforts, please visit http://bit.ly/fundsforfogo.