Since Road Scholar Transport began its awareness campaign in 2007, the company has grown from a single pink tractor trailer for breast cancer awareness to over four dozen trucks supporting various causes from organ donation to our troops and even man’s best friend. This November, we want to pay special tribute to our Lung Cancer Alliance, epilepsy, and pancreatic cancer trucks and not only spread alertness during this awareness month, but every single day of the year.
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.
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.
Lung cancer is the second most common cancer among men and women and will result in nearly 142,670 deaths this year with an estimated 228,150 new cases. 1 1 in 15 men and 1 in 16 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.
Road Scholar has taken pancreatic cancer awareness to the next level, painting an 80,000 lb. tractor trailer purple, displaying the disease’s trademark purple ribbon and stars while traveling nationwide on the road to a cure.
7% of cancer deaths in America are pancreatic with over 56,770 expected to be diagnosed this year and nearly 45,750 passing away. 3 1 in 64 will develop pancreatic cancer in their lifetime. 3
Click here to learn more about pancreatic cancer.
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