Washington – Today, the Trucking Cares Foundation and TXTA Foundation announced that they are partnering together to support the Dell Children's Foundation. 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.
The Dell Children's Foundation 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. 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.
“Dell Children's Foundation is honored to partner with the Trucking Cares Foundation and the Texas Trucking Association Foundation to raise critical funds for children and families across Central Texas,” said Megan Campuzano, Sr. Director, Annual Giving Dell Children's Foundation. “We hope this year's gathering in the City of Austin is enjoyable for everyone attending, and we want to share our sincere thanks for making a positive impact in our community and helping to advance pediatric healthcare by supporting Dell Children's Medical Center.”
“ATA MCE brings together some of the brightest minds in the trucking industry,” said TXTA Foundation Chairman Brandon Woods. “Innovative thinkers and leaders like those gathering in Austin are at the core of the Dell Children’s Foundation—leading the way in healthcare for children in central Texas. Leaders from all sectors, including healthcare and trucking, are essential in keeping our country moving forward. TXTA Foundation is honored to partner with TCF to give back to the Austin community through our support of the Dell Children’s Foundation.”
“The Trucking Cares Foundation partnering with the Texas Trucking Association Foundation exemplifies the strength of the ATA Federation in areas well outside traditional industry advocacy,” said John Lynch, President of the Trucking Cares Foundation. “As ATA members prepare to gather in Austin for the 2023 ATA MCE, TCF is honored to assist Dell Children’s Foundation and Dell Children’s Medical Center meet their mission of providing top notch medical care to all children of central Texas, regardless of financial means. Without the support of generous contributions, DCH would not be able to fulfill this great mission, so I ask that all ATA members, particularly those attending MCE in Austin, to strongly consider visiting the joint TCF and Texas Trucking Association Foundation microsite to help us meet our goal of raising $50,000 for Dell Children’s Foundation by October 17, the last day of MCE. It is important to note that over 2/3 of the 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.
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.