The Children's Tumor Foundation has been selected as the 2012 recipient of the Route 66 Classic Car Cruise grant. Each year the Car Cruise Committee selects a charity in which excess revenue will be given to. Main criteria includes 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 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 to 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.
The 2012 Route 66 Classic Car Cruise on Saturday, Aug. 11, is free to the public and will include vintage automobiles on display, games for the entire family and musical entertainment. The event will begin with a parade at 10 a.m., which will travel from down Watson Road, to Lindbergh Boulevard, and conclude at . Sunset Ford will host the car show at 1 p.m. and a free concert at 7 p.m., featuring Sh-Boom.
For more information, visit www.SunsetHillsHS.org.