HERSHEY — Edsel B. Ford II and his wife Cynthia will be Honorary Chairmen for The Elegance at Hershey. The Elegance at Hershey is an antique and vintage car event aimed at helping find a cure for type 1 diabetes and preserving the rich heritage and history of the automobile. The event will be held 8 June – 10 June 2012.
“We are extremely pleased and honored that Cynthia and Edsel Ford will join us this year as our Honorary Chairs,” said Joannie Rich, a member of The Elegance at Hershey Board. “Cynthia and Edsel Ford have a deep personal commitment toward finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. That, coupled with the iconic Ford name, makes their personal support of The Elegance at Hershey even more dynamic,” she said.
Edsel B. Ford ii is the great-grandson of the legendary Henry Ford. He and his wife Cynthia are civic philanthropists serving many organizations throughout Southeastern Michigan, where they reside, and around the country. However the Fords are most passionate about the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), which dedicates itself to finding a cure for type 1 diabetes. Read More