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The Children's Center Announces Parisian Theme For 2013 AutoGlow


The Children's Center's AutoGlow is set for Friday, January 18, 2013 at Ford Field, following the North American International Auto Show Charity Preview.

Ford Motor Company returns as the Presenting Sponsor of AutoGlow, building upon more than 80 years of support for The Children's Center.  

The Children's Center raised $220,000 net from sponsor support and donations from the 2012 AutoGlow and these funds are used to benefit more than 20 programs and 7,500 youth and families annually.

DETROIT, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Children's Center announces Vive Detroit! as the theme for the 2013 AutoGlow.  This year's AutoGlow, hosted at Ford Field on January 18, 2013, celebrates Detroit's French origins, which date back more than three centuries.  Ford Motor Company returns as AutoGlow's Presenting Sponsor and the event will be hosted by Lisa & Bill Ford and Nicki & Alan Mulally.


College for Creative Studies design students inspired the Parisian theme during the 2nd Annual AutoGlow Design Challenge. The event will showcase a quaint cafe-style decor for the pre-reception then transform into an elegant and exciting Parisian nightlife scene for the main celebration. 

The 2012 AutoGlow was a monumental success, generating $220,000 net for The Children's Center. Hosting the 2013 event at Ford Field will provide sponsors and guests with increased seating capacity.  In addition, reserved seating will be available with sponsorships of $25,000 and above.  

Sponsorship and ticket information is available at or by calling 313-262-1085.

About The Children's Center

The Children's Center is one of the largest, most diverse and comprehensive frontline child-serving agencies in Michigan, addressing the needs and problems of some of the most troubled children in the United States.  For more information, please visit The Children's Center web site at

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 164,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company's automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford's products, please visit

SOURCE The Children's Center of Wayne County