THE MISSION OF NASCAR CHAIRMAN AND CEO
BRIAN FRANCE AND WIFE AMY FRANCE

Racing's first couple seeks to drive progress on issues that threaten the health and wellness of children. The Frances partner with world-class charitable organizations, devote significant time and make multimillion dollar donations to combat issues related to disease, poverty, abuse and education.

IN OUR OWN WORDS

REASONS WE GET INVOLVED

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About 10,380 children in the United States under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer in 2016.

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Every day, 43 children are diagnosed with cancer.

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Children’s cancer affects all ethnic, gender and socio-economic groups.

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The average age of children diagnosed with Cancer is six.

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More than 40,000 children undergo treatment for cancer each year.

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There are 14.7 million poor children and 6.5 million extremely poor children in the United States of America.

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Autism now affects 1 in 68 children and is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S.

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Autism costs a family $60,000 a year on average and here is no medical detection or cure.

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48 million people in the United States are living in food insecure households, 15 million of whom are children.

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Billions of people lack access to any surgical care; Only 6.3% of an estimated 312.9 million surgical procedures performed each year go to the poorest third of the global population.

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In the U.S., about 4,300 people under age 21 die each year from injuries caused by underage drinking, more than 35 percent in car crashes.

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Parkinson’s affects up to 1 million people in the U.S. and doctors diagnose as many as 60,000 new cases each year.

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More than 2.8 million U.S. service members have been deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq since 9/11. One in five suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury, or Depression.

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The number of service members who commit suicide currently outnumbers those killed in actual combat.

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5.9 million children under age five died in 2015, nearly 16 000 every day.

 
 

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