Road Scholar’s awareness trucks continue to travel the nation’s roads every day but three in particular are working overtime this month to help spread awareness for some very important causes…lung cancer, epilepsy, and pancreatic cancer.
Lung Cancer Alliance
The idea to create an awareness truck for Lung Cancer Alliance got started when Linda Sacco, a volunteer at the organization, and her husband, ran into Road Scholar’s President Jim Barrett at an antique car show. Linda’s husband was a former driver for Road Scholar and while catching up, Linda began talking about Lung Cancer Alliance. The idea of creating a trailer for this great organization took off.
Displaying the motto, On the Road to Saving Lives, Road Scholar’s awareness truck features three of Lung Cancer Alliance’s amazing advocates from Scranton; Karen (a two-time lung cancer survivor) and her husband Jim, along with Linda, who is Karen’s sister.
The second most common cancer among men and women, lung cancer will result in nearly 130,180 deaths (accounting for 25% of all cancer deaths) this year with an estimated 236,740 new cases. (1) 1 in 15 men and 1 in 17 women will develop lung cancer. (1)
Learn more about the symptoms and types of lung cancer here.
Displaying the organization’s logo, a picture of the sun surrounded by handprints, Road Scholar’s truck is spreading awareness for Clayton’s Hope, Because Everyone Deserves to Live Seizure Free.
Clayton’s Hope is named after a little boy who has epilepsy and helps benefit epilepsy research. Epilepsy is a brain disorder involving repeated, spontaneous seizures of any type and affects every 1 in 26 Americans. (2)
Around 3 million Americans currently have epilepsy with over 200,000 being diagnosed each year and nearly 50,000 passing away with Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, “accounting for 34% of all sudden deaths in children.” (2)
Learn more about epilepsy here.
That 80,000 lb. purple tractor trailer you see traveling the interstate is Road Scholar’s pancreatic cancer awareness truck, displaying the disease’s trademark purple ribbon and stars.
7% of cancer deaths in America are pancreatic with over 62,210 people expected to be diagnosed this year and nearly 49,830 passing away. (3, 4) 1 in 64 will develop pancreatic cancer in their lifetime. (3)
Click here to learn more about pancreatic cancer.
Want to help spread awareness? You can by keeping the freight moving. Visit www.roadscholar.com to get an LTL or Truckload rate today. Don’t forget to check out Road Scholar’s awareness page for all of the great causes we are spreading awareness for.
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