It may be too late to win it big in the lottery, but several Dream Cruise fans have an opportunity to win several prizes — including a special-edition 2013 Ford Mustang.
Ford employees in Mustang Alley are holding a raffle for a Mustang Boss 302 Leguna Seca, with seats embroidered with M-1 in honor of the Dream Cruise.
“We call the Boss 302 Leguna Seca a one of 750, but we call this a one of one because it’s the only one in sterling gray,” said Nick Terzes, a Ford engineer. “Most Boss Mustangs have bright paint, but we wanted this one to be a little more sinister.”
The tickets to enter the raffle cost $10, or three for $20. Tickets can be purchased in Mustang Alley in Ferndale at Nine Mile; winners will be announced at 5-5:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society Michigan Chapter.
“One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit MS so it’s really a win-win,” said Holly Jasolski, one of the Ford employees selling raffle tickets throughout the day.
Also in Ferndale, Dan and Linda Neves are selling tickets for their own raffle, which benefits foundations for breast and prostate cancer. Prizes include signed merchandise from the late Carroll Shelby, a a 4-day trip to Las Vegas and more.
In 2010, Linda was diagnosed with breast cancer and her husband Dan decided to raise money to find a cure.
“That’s when I decided I needed to do something more,” said Dan Neves, of Marshfield, Wis. “So I contacted businesses to see if they would support me if I took the car on a cruise to raise money. ”
So he got a friend to design a decal of a pink and blue ribbon that spells “Hope,” which he put on the side of his 2010 Shelby Mustang. Since then, he got several business to sponsor him to travel around the country including to the Dream Cruise. As a result, the couple are on pace to raise $15,000 for Susan G. Komen foundation, The Prostate Cancer Foundation and Wisconsin health care clinics.