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WHAT WE DO, WHO WE HELP, AND WHY WE DO IT!
Max's Ring of Fire has produced Touch A Truck San Diego since 2009, 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.
Max's Ring of Fire and Touch A Truck are 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 are 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 money raised at Touch A Truck.
The NMTRC is a group of 18 universities and children’s hospitals headquartered at the Helen Devos Children’s Hospital that offer a nationwide 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 for high-risk neuroblastoma and medulloblastoma.
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.
TAKE IT FROM THESE FOLKS WHO'VE BEEN THERE BEFORE
It was such an amazing experience to watch the children’s enjoyment of not only the truck to which I was assigned (John Deere Payloader), but of the event as a whole. I couldn’t think of a better cause and I would love to be a part of the future events.
I could not believe that you had a helicopter land! And then we got to get in it! Awesome!
SPONSORS MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.