Findlay Toyota’s John Barr will do anything to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

May 1st, 2017 by

Findlay Toyota general manager John Barr and his team are working long hours in Barr’s quest to become the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man of the Year. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) bestow the title of man and woman of the year to the individuals who raise the largest amount of money for the organization. Thanks to a team effort of his staff spearheaded by dealership marketing manager Stephanie Bernas John thinks he has a shot at being named the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Man of the Year.

Findlay Automotive Group delivered a donation of $11,800 general manager John Barr to support Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s. From left, Barr, Findlay Toyota marketing manager Stephanie Bernas, Findlay CFO Tyler Corder and Elizabeth Hunterton, executive director of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Southern Nevada.

All the funds raised by the team at Findlay Toyota will be donated to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Southern Nevada. The organization’s mission is to: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families.

John Barr the energetic Englishman, former soccer player, and current general manager at Findlay Toyota announced that he was competing for LLS Man of the Year in February. He has been running non-stop ever since with a lofty goal ahead of him. Barr’s team has been hustling every possible angle raising funds to treat and cure blood cancers.

Findlay Automotive Group, offered Barr some assistance in meeting his goal as company chief financial officer Tyler Corder delivered a check for $11,800 to bolster the pot and help continue the rapid rise in funds for the LLS.

Barr and Bernas have combined to form an ideal team, as Bernas lines up the promotional appearances and Barr follows through appearing at a long list of well-thought-out gatherings that all lead to more donations for the LLS.

Needless to say, Barr’s primary responsibility, leading one of the nation’s top Toyota dealerships create very active days, especially as Bernas extends the work day by arranging special appearances for Barr throughout the Southern Nevada.

“It’s going very well,” Barr said of the campaign. “We’re working very hard and we’re raising a lot of money.”

Having Bernas on board has been a giant benefit for the team at Findlay Toyota.

“Stephanie is our heart and soul,” Barr said. “She is working relentlessly to help me attain my goal.”

One of the upcoming special events is called “Come Dunk John” in which Barr will once again demonstrate his willingness to do anything… in this case to help LLS. The event is exactly what it sounds like John Barr in a dunk tank. Everyone is welcome whether your motivation is to support the LLS or dunk the guy whose commercials have been interrupting your favorite TV shows for nearly 20 years.  “Come Dunk John” will be at Findlay Toyota on Saturday, April 29th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The cost will be $10 for one ball and three balls for $20.

Bernas said the event will be live broadcast live by local radio stations.

If you’d like to contribute and golf is more your style you can join us at Mick & Eileen Stout’s 5th Annual Golf Tournament which will take place at Siena Golf Club on Monday, May 1st at 1:00 p.m. The cost is $200 per person. Hole sponsorships are also available for $800.

For those who really want to jump in with both feet sponsorships for the LLS gala are still available. The Silver for $3,000, the Gold for $5,000, the Platinum for $10,000 and the Diamond for $15,000. Additional donations of any dollar amount will be accepted either at Findlay Toyota or on Barr’s website

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Man and Women of the year will be determined and announced at the gala on Saturday, May 13th at the JW Marriott.

Among those making donations for the cause are Sudden Impact Auto Body, Southern Nevada Toyota Dealers Association, NBA Summer League, Lotus Broadcasting, CBS Radio, Fox 5 television, Adesa LV Auto Auctioning, Waxie, BG Products, Findlay Honda Henderson, Findlay Kia, Findlay Acura, Findlay Management, the Bar LV, Cox Media, Wells Fargo Finance, Front Line, Las Vegas Review-Journal, CRB Mechanics Bank, Spinn Auto, Southern Nevada Sports Hall of Fame, Toyota Financial, IAS, Manheim, KLAS TV-8, Swann Advertising, Fox 5, Subaru of Las Vegas, Toyota Denver Region, comedian Terry Fator, Findlay Volkswagen Henderson and Findlay North Volkswagen, Bank of America, Team Velocity, South Point Casino, KTNV TV-13, KSNV TV-3 Las Vegas 51s, TrueCar and CarFax.

Situated at 7733 East Gate Road in the Valley Automall in Henderson, Findlay Toyota is part of Findlay Automotive Group founded in 1961 by the late Pete Findlay, whose son, Cliff, now oversees 28 automobile dealerships in Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Oregon and Idaho.

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