BMW of North America, LLC has announced its partnership in the second annual Kiehl’s Since 1851 LifeRide for amfAR, a seven-day charity motorcycle ride taking place July 31 – August 6, 2011.
By providing a fleet of leading-edge motorcycles and luxury automobiles for ride participants, BMW is supporting a mission to heighten awareness and raise funds for amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, along the east coast.Inspired by Kiehl’s history with motorcycles, spirit of adventure, and philanthropic heritage, the ride will be led by Chris Salgardo, President, Kiehl’s USA and Alain de Cadenet, Le Mans racer and ESPN “Speed Channel” Host, along with notable motorcycle enthusiasts eager to join the fight against HIV/AIDS, including Mark Paul Gosselaar, Jason Lee, Tyson Beckford, Tricia Helfer, Justin Chatwin, Katee Sackhoff, Teddy Sears, Christopher Redman, Marguerite Moreau, Paul Cox, Paul D’Orlean, Conrad Leach and more.With five stops along the way, Kiehl’s Since 1851 – the venerable New York-based purveyor of fine quality skin and hair care – will make donations at each, totaling $75,000.Along the way, riders will also enjoy a private tour of Simeone Foundation Auto Museum, private track time at the famed Lime Rock Raceway, and more – all of which has been donated.Stops/check presentations at Kiehl’s freestanding stores will be held:
- July 31st: King of Prussia Mall, King of Prussia, PA – 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- August 1st: Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA – 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
- August 4th: Stop 1: Burlington Mall, Burlington, MA – 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
- Stop 2: Newbury Street, Boston, MA – noon – 1:30 p.m.
- August 6th: NYC Flagship Store, New York, NY – noon – 4 p.m. – BBQ/Block Party
In honor of LifeRide, for every customer that visits Kiehl’s free-standing stores on these dates, Kiehl’s will donate $5 to amfAR, up to the $75,000 total donation.Kiehl’s customers will also be able to join the fight against AIDS/HIV: In celebration of LifeRide, Kiehl’s will introduce Limited Edition Ultra Facial Cream, a Limited Edition version of its customer favorite, with 100% of Kiehl’s net profits from the sale of this product, up to $25,000, to benefit amfAR.The Limited Edition product features a specially-designed motorcycle motif inspired by the ride, and will available at Kiehl’s stores nationwide, and at Kiehls.com.Customers can also support LifeRide by donating $10 to amfAR with your cellphone. Text LIFERIDE to 80888 and reply YES to confirm. Depending on your carrier agreement, message and data rates may apply. Your $10 donation will appear on your regular monthly phone bill.In the spirit of giving, Kiehl’s will offer a Celebration Discount of 15% off all purchases at each store – the day it is hosting an event, and for those unable to attend the events, in honor of the LifeRide, Kiehl’s is also delighted to extend complimentary ground shipping and a week’s supply of Creme de Corps when you purchase the new Limited Edition or standard Ultra Facial Cream online at kiehls.com. Simply enter the code LIFERIDE upon checkout – offer expires 8/7/11.To find out more about LifeRide, obtain a schedule of events in your neighborhood, or to get involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS, go to kiehls.com