We could (and did!) put an album together of Tim Cosgrove grilling at ASK summer camp, but there's more to Tim than being a grillmaster. Tim is now President of the ASK Board of Directors and helping to lead the charge in raising the level of care for children with cancer. And, to think, it all started with one simple invitation. In 2015, Tim was asked by a co-worker (who happens to be married to Miss Katie) if he would sponsor the ASK 5K & Fun Walk. Tim, then general manager with CMA's Colonial Honda, immediately agreed. “We have a very active volunteer committee at work, and once we started working with ASK, we were hooked,” explains Tim. Tim went on to join the ASK development committee in 2017 and he has served on the ASK Board of Directors since 2018. In between the years, Tim has given back in numerous ways. From rolling up his sleeves for event set-up to wrapping a car for his ASK walk team to closing the dealership so employees could participate in ASK events.
“The first time I volunteered at the Kourageous Kids event, I was so moved by the stories of each child. I think I realized for the first time just how much these kids and families go through, but they remain strong and courageous and hopeful. We’ve volunteered for that event every year, and every year it reaffirms my commitment to ASK,” says Tim.
Childhood cancer hit close to home when a dear friend’s three-year-old son, ASK kid Grady, was diagnosed with B-Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. To further his commitment to ASK, Tim as the new general manager of CMA's Colonial Subaru, is donating $25 to ASK for every new car sold in 2021.
Tim also hopes to challenge other businesses to become a partner with ASK. “This organization is so well managed and provides such critical support and programs for children with cancer, their parents and their siblings. I’m hoping that we can increase participation from other companies who are looking to really contribute to their community in a significant way.” Tim will serve as president of the Board for the 2021-2023 term, and is hoping to help raise awareness of ASK and its mission in the Central Virginia area, especially in Fredericksburg where he resides. ASK has been supporting the Greater Fredericksburg Area since 2011 with programs for patients, survivors and siblings living in that are
a who are treated at CHOR, which includes weekly after school enrichment, summer camp and social events. After 10 years of managing programs from afar, we've grown our program team to include a Fredericksburg Program Coordinator, which will give families living in the area a dedicated ASK resource within their community.
“I am continually blown away by what ASK and the medical team in the ASK Clinic accomplish every day,” continues Tim. “They customize the experience to every child and work so well as a team to provide social, emotional, financial and educational support to children and families. It’s the only organization of its kind serving patients and survivors in Central Virginia, and I’m so honored to be a volunteer!”