FOREST CITY, Iowa - If you’re in search of the perfect RV that will make a statement both on the road and in cancer research, you might want to see what Winnebago Industries just introduced.
“Cancer is a deadly disease, and it’s affected people in my family,” says Winnebago Industries Towable President, Johnny Hernandez.
He has a personal connection to a new and unique RV in their line-up. It’s a hot pink mini RV sporting the breast cancer ribbon.
“We build several colors in the minis now. We were looking for a new color and the pink concept came up. We thought, well if we do that, let’s put the ribbons on it,” says Hernandez.
Behind those ribbons is a generous contribution. With every one sold, $1,000 goes to the American Cancer Society.
“It’s a horrible disease, and we just wanted to do something to contribute to the cure,” says Hernandez.
According to the American Cancer Society, 200,000 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women this year alone.
“You have plenty of people whether it’s an aunt, a mother, cousin, sister-in-law affected some way. Everybody can relate to what we’re doing here. We want to get it out there, and really do something good,” says Winnebago Industries National Sales Manager, Brion Bradey.
He says this is the first time Winnebago has done a project like this.
“This will be the first for us, getting involved and really trying to knock out something that touches everybody and their families,” says Bradey.
But, these eye catching RVs won’t be around forever.
“It’s a very limited edition. Were only going to build them from July through September, so that we can get them out and the dealers can use them in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Week,” says Hernandez.
If you want to be a part in this charitable initiative, you will want to hop on board quickly. One thing is for sure, when you’re traveling in this striking RV, folks take notice.
“If you see them on the road, give them a thumbs up and go out to any events that you see them at. If you’re not buying the unit, you can still contribute a smaller amount to the cause,” says Hernandez.
They have a $50,000 fundraising goal. If you’re interested in one of these unique RVs, Hernandez says to call your local dealership and they will be able to help you out. They will be available through this fall.