Ride For The Cure

Since the day Uber arrived in Dallas, one thing was and has continued to be evident; Dallas riders are passionate about giving back and helping their community. Through our partnership with Susan G. Komen, we will make giving back as easy as requesting a ride! From October 1st – October 3rd, riders will have the opportunity to Ride for the Cure. Here’s how:

  • Pop open the Uber app (October 1st – 3rd)
  • Slide over to the Komen vehicle option to request your uberX trip
  • Uber will donate a portion of proceeds to Susan G. Komen on your behalf (at no additional cost to the requester)
***uberX rates apply for all UberKOMEN rides.

Don’t have Uber, but still want to contribute to this great cause? Great! All new users who signup here or enter promo code ‘UberKOMEN’ into the app, during the month of October, will receive $20 off their first ride. In addition, Uber will also donate directly back to Susan G. Komen, per apply of this code!

Susan G. Komen has paved the way for breast health programs and services since 1992. They’ve helped millions of women and families, and they’ve even played a role in a few of the lives of some of our female partners. We wanted to take a moment and highlight these women and their stories.

 

 

Meet Kathy

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Uber Partner Since: June 2013

Favorite DFW Hotspot: Cinemark Movie Theaters; She loves movies!

Most Memorable Uber Trip Yet: Kathy doesn’t have just one, she loves them all! She said, “I have a difficult time ending my day because I can’t wait to see who will be next.”

What Kathy Likes Most About Being An Uber Driver Partner: “[Uber] has had a positive affect on my life. I feel good about being an Uber driver because it feels like I am providing a much needed service. I am a Mom and I am so happy to see these young people choose Uber over risking getting behind the wheel when they have been drinking. I look forward to my Saturday drives because I never know who or what I am going to see.”

Kathy’s Komen Experience: “The Susan G. Komen Foundation inspires me. They are proof that a women can do anything she sets her mind to… I have lost Aunts and friends to Breast Cancer. My mother is a survivor so yes, [Susan G. Komen] has touched my life. So much so on my 50th Birthday I decided I wanted to give back so I participated in the Breast Cancer 3-Day. It was the most incredible weekend of my life.”

 

Meet Monica

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Uber Partner Since: September 2013

Favorite DFW Hotspot: Downtown Dallas; Monica finds it’s full of life regardless of the time of day!

Most Memorable Uber Trip Yet: One of her rides, she had a car full of medical students visiting Dallas for residency interviews. She particularly enjoyed this ride because her daughter is a bio-chem major, so she felt she got to see a preview of her daughter’s future!

What Monica Likes Most About Being An Uber Driver Partner: Uber has allowed me to meet great professional people globally. Uber has allowed me to be apart of a ride sharing’s elite drivers that is giving back to the Dallas community and saving lives.”

Monica’s Komen Experience: “I was grateful to the Susan B. Komen Foundation three years ago during the recession when I didn’t have insurance to pay for a mammogram… The Susan G.  Komen Foundation has been generous to the Dallas community through Presbyterian Hospital by providing free mammograms to women who couldn’t afford them. The foundation continues to provide valuable information on breast cancer awareness and women health.”

 

These are just two of the many female drivers that we are proud to partner with and we thank them for sharing their stories with us in support of breast cancer awareness month. As an added bonus in support of Susan G. Komen and breast cancer awareness, we invite women to get a free mammogram at Big Al’s Boobies Check, sponsored by UT Southwestern, located near McKinney Avenue Tavern on Wednesday, October 1st. Enjoy 20% off your trips to and from the exam (discount automatically applied to your ride between 11am-6pm). More information can be found here!

 

So, whether you’re riding for a cure, driving for a cure, directly donating on your own, or spreading the good word via Twitter and Instagram – we salute you!

Saddle Up, Uber On,

-Uber Dallas Team

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