2012 Results

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Dec. 19, 2012) - The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma is nearing its goal to raise $100,000 for the Golden Hour Fund by the end of the year. The Childress Institute funds research and medical education, and raises awareness to improve care for critically-injured children across America.

"Did you know that life-threatening injuries kill more children in America than all other causes combined? We started the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma to find a solution to this problem," said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard Childress Racing and co-founder of the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. "We take for granted that the best emergency care for our children is always available, but that is not the case. There are ways to help our first responders, nurses and doctors have access to pediatric trauma training and increase their knowledge so they are better prepared in these situations, no matter where they are in America."

No patient produces more anxiety in caregivers than the critically injured child. Budget shortfalls have forced EMS services and other pre-hospital care to choose more general types of training. When medical personnel are appropriately trained, there is a better outcome - children's lives are saved. To continue funding the life-saving research and medical education needed to impact this No. 1 killer of children, we need help.

The Childress Institute was involved in a number of research, education and awareness programs in 2012, including:

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Help save kids' lives by supporting the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma. Visit www.InjuredKids.org and click "Donate." For more information about how to save the lives of critically injured children, find the Childress Institute on Twitter @injuredkids, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChildressPediatricTrauma, or online at www.InjuredKids.org.

About The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma

The Childress Institute is working to save injured children's lives through research, education and awareness, as well as help them recover quickly. Serious injury is the No. 1 killer of kids in America - more than 12,000 children die each year and more than 100,000 survive with some form of a disability. The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center was established through the generosity of Richard and Judy Childress. For more information, please visit www.InjuredKids.org.

For additional information, contact:

Kara Thompson
Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma