Richard J. Solove, real-estate developer and collector of Rolls Royce cars (among other things), is well known for his part in the foundation and generous support of the Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and the race to find a cure for cancer. And at 82 years old his giving spirit is stronger than ever as he plans to auction off 13 of the 14 Rolls Royce cars in his collection, with the proceeds going to fund cancer research through the James hospital and its affiliates.
Solove says that he has intended for his Rolls Royce collection to go to the hospital for years, and thought that now was the time while he was still able to enjoy the satisfaction of the contribution. He's quoted as saying "I strive to see a cure for cancer much more than I love my cars."
The auction will take place in August of this year in Pebble Beach, CA, and is expected to raise $15 million dollars or more.