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
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.