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October 13, 2014
October 13 Is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Whether it’s you, a friend, family member, or stranger, someone is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer. While it can be difficult to help the people you care about during this difficult time, it is important to spread awareness about metastatic breast cancer and know the facts. Sometimes, we are uninformed when we hear the word “metastasized” and we don’t know how to react. We are here to help so you can be there for people in your life who may be living with metastatic breast cancer.

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October 6, 2014
Make A Difference This Year On Child Health Day

Child Health Day was first proclaimed by President Calvin Coolidge in 1928 to help raise awareness about children’s health and well-being. The early years in a child’s life are very important, and that is why Make-A-Wish works so hard to create positive memories for children in their earlier years. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses between the ages of 2 ½ and 18 years old. Donate a car to benefit Make-A-Wish this year on Child Health Day, and help to fill a child’s life with hope, strength, and joy. 

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October 1, 2014
October Is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Learn How To Decrease Your Risk Of Breast Cancer

While breast cancer is not very common in children or adolescents, it is important to know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer in young adults. In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, we will help to provide you with certain precautions you can take in your younger years to decrease your breast cancer risk as an adult. 

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September 30, 2014
Spread Cancer Awareness During Leukemia, Lymphoma, And Blood Cancer Awareness Month

The month of September is known as Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Some common types of childhood cancers are leukemia, lymphoma, and blood cancer, but these cancers can also occur in adults. This September, help to spread awareness about childhood cancers, including leukemia, lymphoma, and blood cancer. If you would like to donate a car to a help grant a wish for a child with a critical illness, contact Wheels For Wishes today. 

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September 24, 2014
Get Your Kids Involved During Fruits & Veggies - More Matters Month

September is Fruits & Veggies – More Matters Month, and it’s a great month to start working towards a healthier diet by incorporating more fruits and vegetables into every meal. With kids back at school, it’s also a great time to encourage children to make healthy choices when they’re away from home too. A lot of children – and adults – don’t eat the recommended daily servings of fruits and vegetables. In fact, the Produce for Better Health Foundation reports that up to 90 percent of children and adults do not eat enough fruits and veggies. During the month of September, turn that statistic around by getting everyone in the family to include more healthy foods into their breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks. 

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September 12, 2014
September Is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

In the United States, almost 13,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer every year. Because of this large number, it is important that we celebrate Childhood Cancer Awareness Month every September to help bring awareness to childhood cancer and to help to raise funds for cancer research. You can help to make a difference this month with a car donation to Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish.  

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May 21, 2014
May 21 Is National EMSC Day

Emergency Medical Services for Children Day takes place on the Wednesday of each EMS Week. This year, May 21 is the day where medical personnel, communities, and parents work together to raise awareness about specialized pediatric emergency care. This day is a special recognition of the aspects of EMS that are unique to children. While many medical institutions, schools and health organizations will host their own events for EMSC Day, there are a few things you and your kids can do at home to address the topic of EMS for kids. 

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May 18, 2014
Celebrate Emergency Medical Services This Week

May 18-24 marks the 40th annual Emergency Medical Services Week. President Gerald Ford authorized the first EMS Week celebration in 1973 shortly after Congress passed the Emergency Medical Services Act. Since the first celebration, the week has focused on recognizing and honoring EMS practitioners as well as spreading awareness about injury prevention. EMS Week is the perfect time to teach your kids about safety and to show thanks to the EMS personnel who are dedicated to serving your community. 

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May 16, 2014
May Is National Melanoma And Skin Cancer Detection And Prevention Month

It’s that time of the year when sun protection is crucial, and frequent reminders must be made to cover up the skin, wear sunscreen, and get screened when any suspicious mark or mole appears somewhere new. Since skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, it is important to remember that May is National Melanoma and Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month. The best way to spread the word is by keeping yourself safe and setting a good example! Whether you live in San Francisco, Honolulu, Anchorage, or Syracuse, practicing safe sun is a must.

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May 6, 2014
Celebrate National Nurse's Day

Nurses are very important to us, but they are especially important to all of the Make-A-Wish Wish Kids who are battling critical illnesses. Nurses brighten the lives of their child patients and do so much for everyone, so it makes total sense that we would set aside a specific day to honor them for all their endless hard work!

Tuesday, May 6 is National Nurse’s Day, otherwise known as National RN Recognition Day. The day opens National Nurses Week which runs through May 12. The week-long celebration was started in honor of English nurse Florence Nightingale, who was born on May 12.

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May 1, 2014
Donate A Car To Help Children During National Brain Tumor And Neurofibromatosis Month

Look back on your life and remember the days of being a child and a teenager. Now put yourself in the shoes of a child battling a critical illness, such as neurofibromatosis or a brain tumor. Brain tumors are most common in children under the age of 20, males up to the age of 39, and females under the age of 20. Neurofibromatosis is usually diagnosed in childhood or early adulthood. This puts many children and young adults at risk. This is why it is so important to spread awareness during the month of May during National Brain Tumor and Neurofibromatosis Month. Start by remembering to wear a gray ribbon, which signifies brain tumors.

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April 7, 2014
April 7-13 Is National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week

Cancer can happen to people of all ages, children and young adults included. The week of April 7-13 is meant to spread awareness about different types of cancers in young adults. National Young Adult Cancer Awareness Week was launched in 2003 by Vital Options International and takes place annually on the first Monday in April and lasts for one full week. This year, consider donating a car to charity to benefit young adults with critical illnesses. Your donation benefits Make-A-Wish and could grant a wish for a child up to the age of 18.

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March 28, 2014
April Is National Cancer Control Month

To raise cancer awareness and prevent cancer in children and adults, April is Cancer Control Month. While most cancers can be effectively diagnosed through early screening, many cancers do not show signs or symptoms until they enter the later stages, so it can be tough to know when to get screened. Thankfully, the month of April is a great time to spread cancer awareness and get screened, even if you don’t already have signs or symptoms. For children, however, it is important that they eat healthy and stay active to prevent future disease.

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March 6, 2014
March Is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

While colorectal cancer in children is usually rare and occurs in about one in 1 million children, it is often part of an inherited syndrome that causes the disease. Inherited conditions such as Lynch syndrome, Cowden syndrome, Turcot syndrome, Familial adenomatous polyposis, Li-Fraumeni syndrome, Juvenile polyposis syndrome, Peutz-Jeghers syndrome, Attenuated familial adenomatous polyposis, or MYH-associate polyposis increases the risk of a child developing colon cancer during childhood.

Colorectal cancer is the third most frequent cancer in adult men and the second most common cancer in adult women, but there are generally less than 100 cases of colorectal cancer in children who are under the age of 20. However, colorectal cancer in children is possible, and the entire month of March is meant to spread awareness about colorectal cancer so that people of all ages can be aware of the signs and symptoms of the disease.

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October 4, 2013
Learn How To Keep Kids Healthy On Child Health Day

Children often know how to turn our frowns into smiles. They know how to make us laugh and how to cheer us up at any given time. This is why it is important to have a day dedicated to learning about keeping children safe and healthy and allowing them to do what they do best—which is just being a kid.

Monday, Oct. 7 is Child Health Day. At Wheels For Wishes, children are so important to us, and we do our best to see that we can help Make-A-Wish grant the wishes of kids with critical illnesses. At Wheels For Wishes, benefiting Make-A-Wish, people are able to donate their unwanted cars which will be recycled or reused and transformed into wishes for local kids. We love that we are able to help Make-A-Wish and contribute to their amazing work of helping local children, but we need people like you to help make it happen.

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May 3, 2013
Show Your Appreciation On National Nurses Day

Nurses are very important to us, but they are especially important to all of the Make-A-Wish Wish Kids who are battling critical illnesses. Nurses brighten the lives of their child patients and do so much for everyone, so it makes total sense that we would set aside a specific day to honor them for all their endless hard work!

Monday, May 6 is National Nurses Day, otherwise known as National RN Recognition Day. The day opens National Nurses Week which runs through May 12. The week-long celebration was started in honor of English nurse Florence Nightingale, who was born on May 12.

For good reason, National Nurses Week is one of the nation’s largest health care events! Celebrations include banquets, recognition dinners, city and state proclamations, education seminars, and community events.

Because nurses are so important to us, we would like to give you some ideas for how you can honor the nurse in your life. We hope you enjoy our ideas for giving back to your community and making your nurse feel appreciated!

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Wheels for Wishes benefiting Make-A-Wish®, Wheels for Wishes & Wellness benefiting local children's hospitals and charities, Vehicles for Veterans benefiting disabled veterans, and Animal Car Donation benefiting animal rescue organizations.

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