Route 66 Car Cruise announces Children’s Tumor Foundation 
as winner of annual charity grant

The Route 66 Classic Car Cruise committee recently announced Children’s Tumor Foundation as the recipient of the event’s 2012 charity grant.

Each year, the event donates excess revenues to a local charity that is providing a needed benefit to the community.

Children’s Tumor Foundation is a nonprofit medical foundation that is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals and families who are affected by the neurofibromatoses. The organization’s mission is to support research, provide information on the condition, create better access to quality healthcare for affected individuals and expand public awareness of NF.

NF affects 1 of every 3,000 people, according CTF’s website, and is a common, under-recognized genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on nerves throughout the body. It can cause blindness, bone abnormalities, cancer, deafness, learning disabilities and pain.

The 2012 Route 66 Classic Car Cruise on Saturday, Aug. 11, is free to the public and will include vintage automobiles on display, fun games for the entire family and musical entertainment. The event will begin with a parade at 10 a.m., which will travel from Crestwood Court down Watson Road, to Lindbergh Boulevard and conclude at Sunset Ford.

Sunset Ford will host the car show at 1 p.m. and a free concert at 7 p.m., featuring Sh-Boom.

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