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Seventh Annual 'Lexus for the Little Ones' Benefits KCH

graphic featuring a lexus car and photos of pediatric patients.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 10, 2019) — Lexus of Lexington will raffle away a new 2020 Lexus ES 350 on March 8 as part of the seventh annual Lexus for the Little Ones fundraiser to support Kentucky Children’s Hospital (KCH).

The drawing will take place on Sunday, March 8 during the seventh inning stretch of the University of Kentucky versus Bradley University baseball game. All tickets sold will benefit children and families served by Kentucky Children’s Hospital and the Woodhill Community Center.

“Lexus for the Little Ones is another example of our community's dedication and goodwill towards Kentucky Children’s Hospital,” said Dr. Scottie Day, Physician-in-Chief of KCH and chair of the UK Department of Pediatrics. “Lexus of Lexington has gone above and beyond to support our mission of providing the highest level of care to the children of Kentucky.”

Over the first six years, Lexus for the Little Ones has contributed more than $355,000 to Kentucky’s Little Ones with $300,000 going toward the renovation of the pediatric oncology clinic and $50,000 allocated to the Integrated Medicine & Health Services for pediatric patients and families. 

Rick Avare, dealer principal for Lexus of Lexington and co-founder of the MAP Foundation, said, "We have experienced such amazing support from the community that we wanted to continue with the Lexus for the Little Ones raffle and extend support to programs that provide the best care and services for struggling youth in our community."

The winner of this year’s Lexus for the Little Ones Raffle will take home a 2020 Lexus ES 350 in the color of their choice. Tickets are $100 each and a maximum of 2,000 tickets will be sold. They can be purchased online.

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