The Route 66 Classic Car Cruise committee presented the Missouri Chapter of the Children’s Tumor Fund with a check for $2,000 at the December meeting of the Crestwood-Sunset Hills Area Chamber of Commerce.
Children’s Tumor Foundation was selected as recipient of the event’s 2012 charity grant. Each year, the Car Cruise committee donates excess revenues to a local charity that is providing a needed benefit to the community.
Children’s Tumor Foundation is a nonprofit medical foundation that is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families who are affected by the neurofibromatoses. The organization’s mission is to support research, provide information on the condition, create better access to quality healthcare for affected individuals and expand public awareness of NF. According CTF’s website, NF affects 1 of every 3,000 people and is a common, underrecognized genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. It can cause blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, learning disabilities and pain.
Do you know a local charity who might benefit from a Route 66 Classic Car Cruise grant? Find out more about the 2013 grant application process.