The Sauk Centre MN-based trailer manufacturer is supplying an FT-3 Utility trailer for the auction, which each year benefits a different non-profit organization. Previous Trailer for a Cause auctions raised more than $17,000 for Bright Pink (breast cancer), PANCAN (pancreatic cancer), ACT on ALZ (Alzheimer’s), the American Brain Tumor Association, Special Olympics Minnesota and the Minnesota Ovarian Cancer Alliance.
“For the second year, we put the decision of selecting the benefitting organization in the hands of our team members in the form of a vote,” said Brenda Jennissen, Felling’s president and CEO. “A list of organizations and corresponding information was given to team members to select from, and once the votes were tallied, Children’s Cancer Research Fund received the most votes in their favor.
“Nearly all of our team members know someone or are someone whose life has been impacted by childhood cancer, and we look forward to the opportunity to make a difference.”
The 2019 Trailer for a Cause will be painted in CCRF’s signature grey color and display the Children’s Cancer Research Fund emblem.
Felling said it intends to hold the Trailer for a Cause auction this fall. Leading up to the auction, the company will work with CCRF to generate awareness about childhood cancer, along with the research funding and resources that CCRF has to offer those individuals and families who are affected. Only 4% of federal cancer funding is dedicated to childhood cancer, and Children’s Cancer Research Fund works to fill the gaps by providing the critical funding needed to find safer, more effective therapies for kids battling cancer.
Today, more than 15,000 kids and young adults are diagnosed with cancer each year, which is approximately 42 per day. Approximately one in 285 children in the US will be diagnosed with cancer before their 20th birthday, according to CCRF.