For Immediate Release

Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions Partner to Help a Local Woman

Money Raised on the Sale of Three Vehicles to aide Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Thursday, April 13, 2017

Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions host two massive events in April and October; Spring Carlisle and Fall Carlisle respectively. These two events draw a combined 200,000+ guests from around the world and each event hosts a three-day collector car auction, swap meet and car corral. In addition, events like Spring and Fall Carlisle often serve as a fund raiser of sorts for those in need, be it from the sale of items or merchandise on the Carlisle PA Fairgrounds or from a consigned/donated vehicle with Carlisle Auctions. For 2017, both Carlisle Auctions and Carlisle Events are teaming to help a central Pennsylvania woman named Kathy Hawkins.

Kathy is a mom and a cancer survivor but prior to January 30, 2008, she was just a mom. On that date, she was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia and her life has changed ever since. While she’s still a mom to two teenage boys, she’s much more than that. Upon diagnosis, Kathy was given medicines specific to her case, including an oral chemotherapy pill. That oral chemo pill has helped suppress her cancer.

Though she will always have Leukemia, advances in medicine, including the aforementioned oral treatment are what’s keeping Kathy alive today. To further advancements for others, Kathy has been nominated to run as a candidate in the 2017 Man & Woman of the Year Campaign for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The campaign spans 10 weeks (March 9-May 19) and for every dollar raised, Kathy gets a vote and all money raised goes directly to the LLS. In addition, Kathy has set a goal for $50,000 to establish a grant to be given in honor or memory of someone with leukemia.

So where does Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions fit in? As part of Spring Carlisle 2017, vehicles have been donated for sale via a silent auction style bidding process. This will take place over three days, Wednesday at 7 a.m. through Saturday at 5 p.m. At that point, the top write-in bids will be verified and winners contacted. Their donation is tax deductible and Kathy’s cause is furthered by those who live all things automotive at Spring Carlisle.

While Carlisle Events and Carlisle Auctions supported this venture, it would not have been made possible without the generous donations of a few locals. William H. Wessel’s Used Cars of Dillsburg, Pennsylvania donated a 2002 Mazda MPV Van, Liberator Performance of Carlisle, Pennsylvania donated a 1977 Porsche 924, while Red Circle Performance Pre-Owned donated a 1995 Honda Accord. All vehicles will be bid on and sold as is, with 100% of the money going to Team Kathy.

Kathy will be on hand Thursday and Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Carlisle Expo Center and auction to tell her story, thank the dealer donors, accept campaign donations while at the auction and encourage people to bid on the cars at Spring Carlisle positioned on the fairgrounds.

For details on Spring Carlisle, visit, call 717-243-7855 or to learn more about Kathy Hawkins’ campaign, check out

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Journalist note: Information about Carlisle Events, its event listings, auction offerings and the Carlisle Expo Center is available to journalists by phone:

Michael Garland
Public Relations Manager
717-243-7855 ext. 133

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