UNOH DONATES $5,000 TO THE CHILDRESS INSTITUTE FOR PEDIATRIC TRAUMA
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (March 20, 2013) - The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma received a $5,000 donation from UNOH for their racing charities campaign. The check was presented to Richard Childress at the NASCAR race at Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, TN.
"Life-threatening injuries kill more children in America 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. "We take for granted that the best emergency care for our children is always available, but that is not the case. Critically-injured patients treated in a certified trauma center have a 25% increased rate of survival. The Childress Institute is grateful to Dr. Jarvis, Steve Farmer and everyone at UNOH for supporting our mission of saving the lives of injured children."
"The students, faculty, and staff of the University of Northwestern Ohio are honored to support this important cause," said Dr. Jeffrey A. Jarvis, President of the University of Northwestern Ohio. "There is nothing more important than saving the lives of injured children."
Pediatric trauma is the No. 1 killer of children in America. The Childress Institute funds research and medical education, and raises awareness to improve care for critically-injured children across America. Learn more about pediatric trauma at www.InjuredKids.org, on Twitter @injuredkids or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ChildressPediatricTrauma.
Fans can help save the lives of injured children by making their own contribution to the Childress Institute in two ways: join the Childress Champions by visiting www.InjuredKids.org and clicking the "DONATE" button.
About the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma
The Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma's mission is to lead national efforts to reduce death and disability following injury to children less than 18 years old. Life-threatening injury is the No. 1 killer of kids in America. Nearly 10,000 children die each year - more than all other causes combined. The Childress Institute invests resources in research, education and awareness to improve the treatment for critically injured children in the U.S. 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.
Founded in 1920, UNOH has taught students from all 50 states and 28 foreign countries. It currently enrolls more than 4,500 students from 40 states and 24 foreign countries. UNOH offers more than 60 different programs of study including master's, baccalaureate, associate, and diploma programs. The University is situated on a more than 210-acre campus and recently completed two major additions - the S&S Volvo UNOH Motorsports Racing Complex, and the UNOH Student Commons. The Student Commons houses Health and IT classrooms, a new library, student learning center, and food services. The Motorsports Racing Complex is home base for the racing teams on campus. UNOH offers a variety of athletics such as men's and women's basketball, men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf, men's and women's bowling, women's volleyball, men's baseball, men's soccer, and six co-ed motorsports teams.
Visit www.unoh.edu for more information.
About Richard Childress Racing
Richard Childress Racing (www.rcrracing.com) has earned more than 200 victories and 14 championships, including six in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the legendary Dale Earnhardt. RCR was the first organization to win championships in the Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. Its 2013 Sprint Cup Series lineup includes Paul Menard (No. 27 Menards Chevrolet), Kevin Harvick (No. 29 Budweiser/Rheem/Jimmy John's Chevrolet) and Jeff Burton (No. 31 Caterpillar/Cheerios Chevrolet). Its Nationwide Series program includes Brian Scott (No. 2 Shore Lodge/Armour Vienna Sausage/Fast Fixin'/Charter/Husky Liners Chevrolet), 2012 Nationwide Series rookie of the year Austin Dillon (No. 3 AdvoCare Chevrolet) and an all-star driver lineup on the No. 33 Menards/Rheem/WESCO/Armour Vienna Sausage/Hunt Brothers Pizza/Fast Fixin' Chevrolet team. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series program will consist of 2012 Camping World Truck Series rookie of the year Ty Dillon (No. 3 Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet) and Brendan Gaughan (No. 62 South Point Hotel & Casino Chevrolet).
For additional information, contact:
Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma