American Cancer Society Auctioning Ford GT

September 6, 2005
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Detroit is getting ready for the 2005 American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball Saturday, September 10, at the Michigan State Fairgrounds. One deep-pockets bidder can take home what is arguably the hottest car of the year – a one-of-a-kind Ford GT with a $156,595 MSRP.

“Auction of the Ford GT provides an exciting way to show support for a great cause,” said Greg Smith, president of the Americas and executive vice president, Ford Motor Company, and executive chair of this year’s event along with his wife, Ann. “Almost everyone has been touched by cancer in some way. Ford Motor Company is honored to partner with the American Cancer Society in sponsoring the 2005 Cattle Baron’s Ball.”

Tickets for the 2005 Ball are $200 each. For information including off-site bidding, contact the American Cancer Society’s metro Detroit office at 248-483-4333.

Since 2003, the American Cancer Society Cattle Baron’s Ball in Detroit has enjoyed record-breaking success, having raised a total of nearly $3 million, and is recognized as one of the area’s most distinctive charitable events. Funds raised at the Ball help support numerous activities, including a $130 million national research program, which has supported 38 Nobel Prize-winning researchers to date.

The western style event is described as an evening filled with diamonds, denim and down-home fun, complete with a live headline entertainer, features midway games, live music, auctions, mechanical bull riding and Texas-style cuisine. —Marty Bernstein

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