Austin, Texas – Today, the Trucking Cares Foundation donated $5,000 to support the Dell Children’s Foundation.
TCF recently partnered with the TXTA Foundation to organize a joint fundraiser for this nonprofit that helps to ensure that no child is ever turned away from receiving the world-class medical care provided by Dell Children’s Medical Center. Roughly 70% of Dell Children’s patients are under-insured or uninsured.
Together, the Foundations seek to raise $50,000 for this Austin-based charity, which is located in this year’s host city for ATA’s 2023 Management Conference & Exhibition. Every dollar donated via TCF and TXTA will go directly to Dell Children’s Foundation. This fundraising initiative will conclude the evening of Tuesday, October 17th, the last day of MCE.
“TCF is honored to assist Dell Children’s Foundation and Dell Children’s Medical Center with providing top notch medical care to all children, regardless of financial means. Without the support of generous contributions, DCH would not be able to fulfill this lifesaving mission,” said John Lynch, President of the Trucking Cares Foundation. “With so many individuals from our industry in attendance at MCE, this fundraiser is an opportunity to make an impact on our host city and demonstrate the generous spirit of the trucking industry to the local community. I encourage all ATA members to consider joining us to meet our goal of raising $50,000 for Dell Children’s Foundation by October 17, the last day of MCE. Two out of every three children treated at DCH are either under-insured or have no insurance, so every dollar you donate makes a difference.”
Dell Children’s offers a free-standing children’s hospital in Austin and over 90 specialty care locations across central Texas. Families have access to more than 270 pediatric specialists and care teams in 39 pediatric specialties. Dell Children’s Medical Center also has 24/7 pediatric emergency care and the highest level of trauma and surgical care in their Level I Pediatric Trauma Center and Level I Pediatric Surgery Center.
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The Texas Trucking Association established the TXTA Foundation in 1978 to fund educational, public relations, research and community service projects. The TXTA Foundation promotes the trucking industry by advancing its positive image and highlighting its essentiality. The TXTA Foundation makes an annual contribution to the Trucking Moves America Forward campaign, presented by the American Trucking Associations, and shares its appreciation for our heroes of the highway on social media, billboards, truck wraps and stories in The Steering Wheel magazine.
The Trucking Cares Foundation is the trucking industry’s charitable arm, focusing on several core areas, including: humanitarian and disaster relief, eradicating human trafficking, leadership development, strengthening the industry’s relationships with law enforcement and military and veterans’ organizations, and safety and research opportunities.