Ever wish that you could do something special for those children afflicted with serious diseases and conditions? Have you ever wanted to touch the hearts of families everywhere by helping spread awareness of the battle their children is fighting each day?
Road Scholar Transport has…which is why we created the 10 Million Miles to a Cure Awareness Campaign.
Through Road Scholar’s brightly colored awareness trucks, we hope to make people aware of the struggles that children are going through and help save their lives by moving one step closer to a cure.
Below are charities associated with children’s diseases that Road Scholar is currently spreading awareness for, as well as statistics from reputable sites.
Alex’s Lemonade: (facts taken from http://www.alexslemonade.org/resources/facts)
-An average of 36 children “are diagnosed with cancer everyday in the United States.”
-“One in every four elementary schools has a child with cancer.”
-“Cancer is the leading cause of death by disease in children under the age of 15 in the United States.”
-Most are unknown cases and can’t be prevented.
Autism Speaks: (facts taken from http://www.autismspeaks.org/whatisit/facts.php)
-“Autism now affects 1 in 110 children”
-“More children will be diagnosed with autism this year than with AIDS, diabetes & cancer combined!”
-There is currently no cure.
-“Boys are four times more likely than girls to have autism”
-“Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S.”
Children’s Tumor Foundation: (facts taken from http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site659/mainpageS659P0.html)
-“Approximately 2,200 children and adolescents in the United States are diagnosed with a brain tumor each year.”
-“Today, more than half of all children diagnosed with a brain tumor will be cured of the disease.”
International Rett Syndrome Foundation: (facts taken from http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/rett/detail_rett.htm)
-“Rett syndrome is estimated to affect one in every 10,000 to 15,000 live female births and in all racial and ethnic groups worldwide.”
-There is no cure.
St. Joseph’s Center (for special needs): (fact taken from http://mkparents.com/faq.php)
- “About 1 in 5 children may have special educational needs of some kind.”
American Foundation for the Blind: (facts taken from http://www.juniorblind.org/site/faqs-about-blindness)
-“Approximately 468,000 pre-schoolers ages 3-5, one in every 20, have vision problems.”
-“Among school-age children, eye disorders affect one in every four, or about 12.1 million.”
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation: (facts taken from http://www.cff.org/AboutCF/Faqs/)
-“Approximately 30,000 children and adults in the United States have cystic fibrosis. An additional ten million more—or about one in every 31 Americans—are carriers of the defective CF gene, but do not have the disease.”
-“Most people are diagnosed with CF at birth through newborn screening, or before the age of 2.”
The American Red Cross: (fact taken from http://www.americasblood.org/go.cfm?do=page.view&pid=12)
-“Children being treated for cancer, premature infants and children having heart surgery need blood and platelets from donors of all types, especially type O.”
Clayton’s Hope (benefiting epilepsy): (facts taken from http://www.epilepsyfoundation.org/about/statistics.cfm)
-“45,000 children under the age of 15 develop epilepsy each year.”
-“326,000 school children through age 15 have epilepsy.”
Children’s Craniofacial Foundation: (facts taken from http://www.surgeryencyclopedia.com/Ce-Fi/Craniofacial-Reconstruction.html)
-“About 7%, or 227,500, of the children born each year in the United States are affected by birth defects of the head and face.”
Make a Wish Foundation: (fact taken from http://www.wish.org/about)
-“Grants a child’s wish in the U.S. every 40 minutes.
Road Scholar Transport is not only spreading awareness for diseases affecting children but adults as well and has trucks for The American Breast Cancer Foundation, Prostate Cancer Awareness, Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, and The Flight 93 National Memorial.
Want to be part of the campaign? You can be. We need your help to keep the freight moving. Call us today at 800-542-2301 and check out our awareness video at http://www.roadscholar.com/awareness/alex.html.