Hertz has announced that the donation of its 2020 Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports Camaro ZL1 has raised $250,000 for its charitable partner, the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation (JAJF).
Hertz donated a production model of 24 limited-edition custom Camaros that it commissioned to JAJF, which was auctioned off at the Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas Auction on June 19. Brenda and Rick Nielsen purchased the Camaro, and the proceeds will help JAJF continue its mission to treat families who have a parent diagnosed with terminal cancer to oncologist prescribed timeouts together.
"Hertz is thrilled our donation of the Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports Camaro ZL1 yielded such amazing results for the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation, with whom we've partnered for several years," said Laura Smith, Hertz executive vice president of sales, marketing and customer experience. "At Hertz, we love helping people travel and make memories, so it's an honor to support our partnership with this donation along with the in-kind rental cars we provide that help families facing unimaginable circumstances get away and spend time together.”
"We are so thankful to Hertz and their continued partnership," said Jon Albert, founder and president of the Jack & Jill Late Stage Cancer Foundation. "Our organization will never be bashful on behalf of these children who are losing their young moms and dads at such a vulnerable time. The investment that Hertz made and now the investment that Brenda and Rick Nielsen have made in us is a legacy. This will help sustain the Foundation and bring mores smiles and joy to families who are tragically touched by cancer."
Hertz introduced the 2020 Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports Camaro ZL1 as part of its fleet in 2019. The custom Camaro ZL1 is outfitted with a 6.2L V8 engine and 750 horsepower, with features including a larger Callaway Supercharger; custom Hertz wheels; custom Hertz lighted door sill plates; embroidered headrests; and Hertz fender badges.