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Car Show Held To Raise Money For Brooklyn Cancer Center

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Dozens of cars were displayed in front of the Maimonides Breast Cancer Center in Brooklyn as part of a fundraiser.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The first time event brought car owners, sponsors and the community out to a car show block party.

The center is named for Gilbert Rivera, a prominent Brooklyn business owner who died of cancer.

His son, Gilbert Rivera Jr., organized the show.

"I have a passion for cars, and I thought this would be the only way for me to give back and try to raise some money, by doing it with something that means a lot to me," he said.

"Brooklyn has a huge breast cancer problem, with over 2,000 women a year get breast cancer. So today, we're here to celebrate their survivorship."

The event raised $10,000 dollars for the cancer center. ClientIP:,, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP