The local Nucar automotive dealership group recently presented a check for $12,100 as a donation to the Jim Bashaw Fund for Cancer and Catastrophic Illness. The dealership raised the money in a fund-raising during October as Breast Cancer Awareness month by donating $100 for every car sold that month to the Bashaw Fund.
This is second year that Nucar has taken on the generous effort to support the Bashaw Fund in this way, continuing a tradition started by the Nucar’s predecessor, the Bokan group.
“The Bashaw Fund is incredibly important to our community because, above all else, it recognizes that illness has a greater impact that just medical expenses,” said NMC CEO Peter Wright. “It is heartwarming to see the leaders of our community rise to the occasion to support the needs of the most vulnerable patients and their families. We are grateful for this very generous donation from the Nucar team,” said Wright.
The Bashaw Fund is named for Jim Bashaw, a beloved teacher, guidance counselor and longtime girls’ basketball coach at BFA St. Albans. After being diagnosed with brain cancer in February of 2000, he valiantly fought his illness until his death on August 16th of the same year. Jim’s life and death affected not only his family and friends, but the entire community. To honor Jim’s memory, a fund was established to provide financial assistance to residents of Franklin and Grand Isle Counties who are experiencing catastrophic illness from cancer or other causes.
If you would like to make a donation to the fund, visit https://www.northwesternmedicalcenter.org/for-our-community/community-resources/jimbashaw/ where you can make an online donation.