THE CHILDRESS INSITUTE FOR
PEDIATRIC TRAUMA LAUNCHES AUCTION WITH THE NASCAR FOUNDATION NOV.
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Nov.
19, 2012) - The Childress Institute for Pediatric
Trauma and The NASCAR Foundation are teaming up for an online
auction hosted on NASCAR.COM/foundation Nov.
19 - Dec. 3.
"More than 12,000 kids die every
year from life-threatening injuries - more than all other causes
combined," said Richard Childress, president and CEO of Richard
Childress Racing and co-founder of the Childress Institute for
Pediatric Trauma. "It's the number one killer of children in
America, and it can happen anywhere at any time to any child. We
are grateful to The NASCAR Foundation for helping us raise
awareness and funds by hosting our online auction for fans."
"The NASCAR Foundation is proud to
partner with great charities like Childress Institute for Pediatric
Trauma through our online auctions," said Lorene King, executive
director of The NASCAR Foundation. "The impact that the institute
is making towards advancements in the treatment of pediatric trauma
is truly remarkable."
The auction features a variety of
autographed memorabilia including race-used autographed sheet
metal, firesuits and a steering wheel. There are also several
helmets hand-painted by the children of NASCAR families and
autographed by various drivers. Fans can also bid on several race
experiences. For a complete list of items, visit NASCAR.COM/foundation.
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 number one killer of children, we
need the help of fans.
Fans can save kids' lives by
supporting the Childress Institute in several ways:
For more information about how to
save the lives of 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,
Kara Thompson, Childress
Institute for Pediatric Trauma, 336-491-9766,