The Donor: Don Cherry
The Gift: A 1997 Yukon SUV
The Cause: The Kidney Foundation of Canada
The Reason: To raise awareness about organ donation
When Don Cherry’s beloved 1997 Yukon SUV finally gave up, he didn’t want to just send it to the scrap yard.
“I bought it for my daughter brand new,” the Toronto-based hockey broadcaster said.
“And she drove it for a while. Then my son drove it for quite a while, then I drove it for quite a while, and then my grandson drove it for quite a while.”
By then the vehicle had more than 300,000 kilometres on it. “I thought, ‘Well, it’s got to go’ and it’s kind of sad. I’m one of those guys that fall in love with cars,” Mr. Cherry said. “I thought, ‘Now how can I have this SUV, my beauty, go out in style?’ And I thought, why not go to the kidney car program and have it go that way?” Click here to read more.