The Cattle Baron's Ball is a yearly event that benefits the American Cancer Society. In its 39-year history and its 10th year in Detroit the group has raised nearly $48 million for cancer research.
Ford's Jim Farley was instrumental in getting the Mustang to the event.
"Like many people, my family has been personally affected by the challenges of cancer, and I am proud to chair the Cattle Baron's Ball in Detroit," said Farley, Ford's group vice president for global marketing, sales and service. "As a fan of the powerful, historic Mustang, I am especially pleased to provide this American icon for auction."
The ball will have a Western theme, as always, and feature Texas cuisine, dancing, the auction and a special concert by country star Toby Keith. Previous musical guests have included Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson and Wynonna Judd.
By: Jake Lingeman