Ford has been extremely philanthropic when it comes to supporting Susan G. Komen for the Cure, an organization dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer. Over the past 13 years, the Blue Oval has given more than $90 million in cash and donations to the group. Ford launched its Warriors in Pink campaign last year to help it focus its efforts in giving to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and this year plans to go beyond selling just Warriors in Pink branded apparel by offering the 2008 Mustang Warrior in Pink package.
Only 2,500 Mustangs will be built with the Warriors in Pink package, which itself includes everything one would get when ordering the Mustang Pony package. It's available on the V6 Premium Array Coupe and Convertible models, and will include a pink ribbon and Pony fender badge, pink striping on the rocker panel, and pink stitching on its charcoal leather seats, steering wheel and floor mats. The car itself will be available in three colors: black, metallic silver and performance white. Ford expects the sale of these cars to generate around $500,000 in funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure along with some other fund raising efforts being planned.
Ford's official press release on the Warriors in Pink package can be found after the jump and gallery of high-res images can be viewed by clicking above or below.
Ford Unleashes a Brand New Warrior -- The 2008 Mustang With Warriors in Pink Package to Benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Limited edition 2008 Ford Mustang Produced in Celebration of Susan G. Komen for the Cure's 25th Anniversary
DEARBORN, Mich., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Ford revs up its 2007 Warriors in Pink campaign in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure by announcing today a very special addition -- the new 2008 Mustang with Warriors in Pink package. Produced in a limited edition of 2,500 units, the Mustang with Warriors in Pink package is the first-ever Ford vehicle designed exclusively in support of Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Embarking on its 13th year of support of Komen for the Cure, Ford has dedicated more than $90 million in cash and in-kind donations to save lives and end breast cancer.
Launched in 2006, the Ford Warriors in Pink campaign recognizes the strength and courage it takes to deal with the everyday challenges of fighting breast cancer. The Warriors in Pink collection of apparel for men and women feature important symbols signifying the message of hope, strength and unity in the commitment to the fight against breast cancer. Three new Warrior symbols debut this year, representing the Warrior spirit in each one of us, from power and courage to strength and compassion. These new symbols will be found on additional apparel items available for men, women and children. All apparel is available on Fordcares.com and 100 percent of net proceeds will be donated to Komen for the Cure. More than $ 1 million of merchandise was sold in 2006.
"Ford has been a long-standing supporter of Komen for the Cure and this year we've designed a special product to help raise awareness and find a cure for breast cancer," said Connie Fontaine, Ford Customer Experience Manager. "For the 2007 campaign, Ford truly breaks the mold by creating the first-ever Ford 2008 Mustang with Warriors in Pink package to support Komen for the Cure. With the addition of the new Mustang to Ford's already powerful line of Warriors in Pink gear available at Fordcares.com, we plan to have yet another successful year as we provide our support in the fight against breast cancer."
The limited-edition 2008 Mustang with Warriors in Pink package is currently available for consumers to pre-order through their local Ford dealer. The Mustangs, fueled by the Warrior spirit, will be delivered to dealerships mid-summer. Sales from the Warriors in Pink package will help raise funds for Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Ford's goal is to donate more than half a million dollars through these sales in addition to other fundraising efforts.
Available on V-6 Premium Array Coupe or Convertible models, the Mustang with Warriors in Pink package will add a pink ribbon and Pony fender badge, pink Mustang rocker tape striping, charcoal leather seats with pink stitching, aluminum-spoke steering wheel with pink stitching and charcoal floormats with pink ribbon and contrast stitching. The Mustang with Warriors in Pink package, which includes the Mustang Pony package, will be available in three colors to please the spirits of all Warriors: black, metallic silver and performance white.
Mustang is one of the greatest automotive sales success stories of all time. Nearly one out of every two sports cars sold in America is a Mustang, and Mustang remains one of the hottest-selling cars in America. It's also America's best-selling convertible.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure, we have invested nearly $1 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-800 I'M AWARE.
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With more than 280,000 employees and more than 100 plants worldwide, the company's core and affiliated automotive brands include Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mercury, Volvo, Aston Martin and Mazda. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's breast cancer awareness initiatives, visit www.fordcares.com.