Rob Kinnan
Brand Manager, Mustang Monthly
August 31, 2017

The Woodward Dream Cruise has been over for a week, but there are still things we learned there that we wanted to pass onto all you on Mustang-360.com. One of them is Dan Neve and the charity he created around his 2010 Shelby GT500 after both his mother and wife were diagnosed with breast cancer.

Dan said, “On Thanksgiving Day 2009, after my mother informed me that she had breast cancer, it had entered our lives. But six weeks later, the second week of January 2010, changed our lives forever—this is when my wife was also diagnosed with this disease. It was then that I decided that I needed to do more than be just a supportive shoulder for my family; I needed to make a difference and so Cruise for a Cause was born.

“Breast and Prostate cancer impact way too many women and men and our hope is that one day my grandchildren can say that they knew friends and family who suffered from these diseases, but when they themselves are grandparents, they can say that now they don’t—as I did with those suffering from polio when I was a child. I knew individuals who suffered from that disease and now I know of no one, and this is the goal of Cruise for a Cause! Our mission is to bring the Message Of Hope to those who need it and along the way find the finances to cure it!”

Dan used his Shelby as a “mobile billboard” by adding business names and logos to the car that made a specified donation, and drove it all over the country to shows. He told us, “The Shelby is driven to all events as its purpose is about being seen and raising awareness. We will continue on this journey as long as Hope for a cure is still needed.”

That first GT500 was named Hope #1, but on Mustang Alley at this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise, Dan brought out Hope #2, a 2015 Mustang built by Roush and with all the important signatures under the hood, including Bill and Edsel Ford, Shelby President Gary Patterson, and the whole Roush family. Roving contributor Mustang Marie introduced us to Dan on Mustang Alley and interviewed him to get the whole story.

If you care to donate to this 501c charity, the website to do so is Cruise4aCause.org.

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