You’re not seeing things, there really is a giant banana driving around Las Cruces

Las Cruces News

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (KTSM) – As hard as it is to believe, there is a giant banana cruising down the roads of Las Cruces.

It’s a Big Banana Car to be exact.

The car is set up near the Sonic on El Paseo Road and is offering rides in exchange for a donation, which will go to Care Las Cruces, an organization dedicated to helping people diagnosed with cancer.

The Big Banana Car is touring the country, donating to different charities in each city. It started in Santa Monica, Calif. and is currently in Las Cruces.

“I want to find children who have a medical issue and don’t have all the money they need and start some kind of fundraiser, and on a day, all the money I receive for banana car rides will go to them,” said car owner Steve Braithwaite.

His mission led him to partner with the cancer aid research and education organization, (C.A.R.E.).

“We want to tell everyone to come on out and they would be supporting a really good cause its a child that care is helping her name is Zhmyrah and we encourage to donate to the family,” said President of C.A.R.E. Yoli Diaz.

Zymyrah is a five-year-old girl living in Hatch, New Mexico, suffering from a wilms tumor. Since there is no children’s hospital in Las Cruces or Hatch, Zymyrah and her family must travel to other cities for medical treatment.

If you’d like to donate to Zymyrah and her family click here and mention her name in your donation.

The Big Banana Car schedule:

  • Friday-Saturday ( Jan 10 – Jan 11 )
    • 10 am. – Dark.
  • Sunday Last day ( Jan 12 )
    • Noon – Dark.

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