Posted by: Car DonationThursday, March 6, 2014
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.
Posted by: Car DonationThursday, March 6, 2014
Children and adults with lymphedema have been honored by their families, communities, and care team on March 6, which has been known as the National Lymphedema Awareness “D” Day, since 1994. The day was founded by the National Lymphedema Network and is meant to create awareness about lymphedema, but also to honor the children and adults who are battling the disease.
Secondary lymphedema is commonly caused by the removal or damage of the lymph nodes during cancer treatment. Lymphedema is a swelling that typically occurs in one arm or leg, but in some cases, both arms and legs may become swollen. Lymphedema is caused by a blockage in the lymphatic system, where lymph fluids are unable to drain well. Lymph fluids build up and begin to swell. However, primary lymphedema is less common and is typically a result of Milroy’s disease, Meige’s disease, or late-onset lymphedema.
Posted by: Car DonationSunday, March 2, 2014
Dr. Seuss has inspired generations of children to be great through his writing and personal ambition. As a writer, he stood for what he believed in even in the face of tremendous adversity. Today, his writing is still used to teach lessons and is enjoyed by young and old. On March 2, the world will celebrate this historic man’s birthday by looking back at his written work and remembering the lessons he taught.
Reading Dr. Seuss is a great way to expand the imagination of a child and can even inspire some adults. We have put together some of our favorite inspirational quotes by Dr. Seuss in celebration of his birthday!
Posted by: Car DonationMonday, February 17, 2014
The presidents have been as unique and quirky as any other person you’ve ever met – sometimes even more strange! They just happen to be holding one of the most powerful positions in the world. Once a year, we celebrate these individuals along with the things they’ve done and the sacrifices they made to make America what it is today.
Presidents Day is Feb. 17 this year, and is special because it will be celebrated on our first president, George Washington’s birthday. All across the nation, from Washington, D.C. to Oakland, people will be celebrating our nation’s history. Here at Wheels For Wishes, we’ve put together a list of 25 unique facts you might not have known about your nation’s leaders.
Posted by: Car DonationThursday, February 13, 2014
What better way is there to show the person that you love how important they are to you than by making the world a better place for them to live? Changing the world doesn’t always have to involve some big gesture. Even the smallest changes can make a huge impact. Like when you help to make a wish come true by making a donation to our partner Make-A-Wish! They provide wishes that can help change the lives of a child, just by bringing some joy into their life.
Maintaining the planet is another great way to make the world a better place. Once again, it doesn’t take grand gestures to clean up the world. Every person conserving just a little will go a long way in making the world a little more eco-friendly. You can start this Valentine’s Day by going on a green date! Do something that will last, by not leaving a scar on Mother Earth.
Posted by: Car DonationMonday, February 10, 2014
This year during Random Acts of Kindness Week, donate your car to benefit your local Make-A-Wish Chapter. Not only will you help to grant the wish of a child in your community, but your car donation will give you the same great feeling that conducting any act of kindness would. Plus, you get a great tax deduction for your kind efforts!
This Feb. 10-16, do something kind for a child in your community and donate your car. Car donations play a huge part in the wish granting process. Make-A-Wish relies on generous individuals like you to volunteer or donate. Your help is needed!
Posted by: Car DonationFriday, February 7, 2014
On average, Make-A-Wish is responsible for granting the wishes of deserving kids every 38 minutes. Children with life-threatening medical conditions are given the opportunity to experience their greatest wishes come true. Wishes play a part in enriching the human spirit and help to bring hope, strength, and joy back into the life of a child.
Thanks to the help of many generous donors and volunteers, Make-A-Wish is able to send children on their dream vacations to swim with dolphins in Hawaii, or even to Walt Disney World in Florida. Whatever a child wishes, Make-A-Wish sees that it happens. Still, your help is needed!
Posted by: Car DonationThursday, February 6, 2014
Polar Vortex are two words that almost everyone is tired of hearing. Between the snow that has crippled the South this season already and record-low temperatures, who isn’t ready for spring? Unfortunately, people in the Northeast have been dealing with another blast of winter.
Winter Storm Nika left nearly 900,000 people without power in Pennsylvania due to snow and freezing rain snapping branches and power lines, this after Winter Storm Maximus pounded much of the country and closed schools in New York and the New Jersey area earlier in the week. There have been 14 named winter storms already this year, according to the National Weather Service, and it’s only early February.