Road Scholar Driver Veronica Kuratnick Sets Off to Raise Money for St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

Road Scholar Transport is proud to sponsor our driver, Veronica Kuratnick, as she bikes her way from Wellsboro, PA to Jersey Shore, PA, a 62 mile journey, to raise money for the children and their families at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

Did you know?

1 round of chemo costs ~$1300

5 days of oxygen  ~$750

10 essential platelet transfusions  ~$5000

1 month of child life specialist services ~$3,750

2 years worth of groceries for a St. Jude family  ~$10,000

Ultrasound  ~$2500

St. Jude believes that no family should ever receive a bill, putting their operating cost PER DAY at nearly $2.2 million, about 75% of which is covered by public contributions. The hospital maintains an average of 7,800 active patients a year and with their innovative treatments, St. Jude’s was able to increase the overall survival rate of childhood cancer from 20% to over 80% within the last 50 years. (1)  Within the next decade, they hope to raise this number to 90%.

Veronica’s voyage will begin on September 22nd (weather permitting) as she bikes her way through the PA Grand Canyon.  You can help her reach her fundraising goal by making a donation here.