100% OF YOUR DONATION TO ENTER HELPS FUND KIDS CANCER RESEARCH

TOUCH A TRUCK X

10 YEARS OF XHILARATING FUN AND FUNDS RAISED FOR KIDS CANCER

San Diego’s original Touch A Truck is back for its 10th year, giving little drivers the green light to sit behind the wheel and honk the horn to their little hearts’ desire in every type of vehicle imaginable. And best of all, the funds raised benefit the Beat Nb Foundation in their mission of curing cancer for kids.

'HOW-TO' DO TOUCH A TRUCK

HINT: ARRIVE EARLY, DO IT ALL, SMILE, REPEAT!

SPONSORS MAKE IT HAPPEN!

WHAT WE DO

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Beat Nb (formerly known as Max's Ring of Fire) has, since 2009, produced Touch A Truck San Diego as a way to help fund the discovery and testing of new treatments for kids battling cancer.

Touch A Truck San Diego also raises awareness in the greater San Diego community about childhood cancers and their lack of financial support.

100% of the ticket price goes to research and treatments for kids battling cancer - we are 100% volunteer-driven, and many of the services and equipment used to produce Touch A Truck are donated or heavily discounted in order to maximize the money raised.

WHO WE HELP

Beat Nb supports the Beat Childhood Cancer, a group of 40+ research centers and children’s hospitals headquartered at the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital that offer an international network of childhood cancer clinical trials. These trials are based on the research from a group of closely collaborating investigators who are linked with laboratory programs developing novel therapies and technologies.

Their mission is to act as a national collaborative effort of researchers, oncologists, and family advocates to bring forward new therapies and technologies with the goal of improving the survival and quality of life of children with childhood cancers.

WHY WE DO IT

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Touch A Truck is inspired by Max Mikulak, a 7-year-old Carmel Valley boy who died in 2008 from neuroblastoma. Max loved WWII airplanes, Star Wars, Legos, video games, bugs, and Ring of Fire by Social Distortion.

In addition, our ongoing inspiration is the kids fighting cancer today, and yet to be diagnosed. Hundreds of kids around the country, many here in San Diego, have benefitted from the research and treatments funded by the money raised at Touch A Truck.

Cancer in kids is much too important and complex to cover in just a few paragraphs. However, here's a starting primer, as summarized by our friends at the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2):

Cancer persists as the leading cause of death by disease among children and adolescents in the United States, and most survivors will experience significant debilitating complications that result from existing treatments (developed for adults); unfortunately, only two drugs have been approved to treat a pediatric cancer in the last quarter century. Despite these facts, the issues surrounding childhood cancer are consistently misunderstood and underfunded.

Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.

Margaret Mead

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