Cars for Cancer event brings automotive community together to support grieving family


Elkhart, IND. — A benefit called “Cars for Cancer” was held Sunday in Elkhart to show support for a local woman and her family who are dealing with the hardships cancer brings.

Yvonne Rindfield from Bremen was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer earlier this month, and her family and members of a local motoring club initially came together to raise money for her cancer treatments. Then things took a sad turn when cancer claimed Yvonne’s life last Sunday.

“Cancer is a very scary thing, and it’s heartbreaking to watch someone you love go through cancer,” says MyCru car club member Ty Richardson.

Kim Rindfield and her family were devastated to learn of her mother’s cancer diagnosis on February 1. After various health issues and several hospital visits, Yvonne passed away.

“Back and forth fights, February 20andshe lost her battle with cancer,” Yvonne’s daughter Kim Rindfield says. “So I mean it was a very, very short, aggressive fight, but I’m just glad it was very short because she’s not in pain and she wasn’t in pain for very long.

“Cars for Cancer” was launched when Kim’s boyfriend reached out to members of her car club, MyCru, to help Yvonne’s family raise money for hospital bills. After his passing, they wanted to continue organizing the event, but instead provided financial support for his final expenses.

On Sunday, MyCru members drove their cars from Nappanee to Elkhart, where they had a standard car meet. But Sunday’s car meet was different, they wanted to do something special to raise money for Yvonne’s family as she mourned the sudden loss.

“We find people in need, we want to try to reach out and help and all of us are coming together, all of the automotive communities, bringing them all together and bringing them together as one so that we can help everyone that we can. “, says MyCru member Heather Lace.

“My heart is so full, because people are coming out to support someone they don’t even know,” Rindfield says. “They don’t know my mum, they just know the team had to come together and support someone.”

MyCru’s hundreds of members are known for making a difference in the community and providing whatever help they can to those in need. MyCru’s Ty Richardson plans to make ‘Cars for Cancer’ an annual event for anyone facing cancer in their life.

“Today’s event, I would like to make it an annual event just so Kim and her family know that we always support them, and that all people dealing with cancer also come out to support the cause” , Richardson said.

And Kim says if her mom was still around, she’d thank everyone who came out from the bottom of her heart.

“My mom was a very emotional person, and she was crying and saying thank you so much, I can’t thank you guys enough,” Rindfield says.

The “Cars for Cancer” Facebook page has links to the family’s GoFundMe website and CashApp for donations.


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