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April 2017 Entry

Driving the cure

Tackles4Cancer Austin
Spring · Texas
Overview
What is your cause and how will it make the world kinder?

The National Cancer Institute reported that 20% of recently diagnosed cancer patients will cancel or delay treatment due to lack of transportation resources. Tackles4Cancer "The Drive" program provides transportation with our focus on the underserved population.

How will you use the $10k?

For 35 radiation treatments in a mid sized vehicle it is estimated to cost $400 for fuel, $1900 parking, for a total of approximately $2300. Most families cant afford it and will cancel or delay their treatment. As an alternative we provide it costs Tackles4Cancer an average of $500 for 35 cancer treatments, and free of charge to all passengers undergoing cancer treatment. $10,000 in funding would enable us to provide transportation for 15 patients ($7500) in the underserved community, along with $1000 for marketing and promotion, $1000 gas cards.

What impact do you hope to make?

The medical facilities we partner with provide treatment to 70% of the underserved population which typically cant afford the drive and as a result will cancel or delay their treatment. The Drive would enable patients to focus on their treatment and improve their quality of life.

Other Details
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We will continue to work hand in hand with our partnering medical facilities to identify patients that need transportation assistance while undergoing cancer treatment. Once the application process is complete our marketing team will highlight their journey along with a special thanks to our Kind sponsors. We would also add the Kind Snacks logo to our press releases, website, and our 5K on National Cancer Survivors Day 2017. Last but not least we would like to make sure that every passenger gets a kind snack ! :-)

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