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From Friday March 7, 2014.

Grant Ensures Phoenix At-Risk Youth Remain Healthy

As many NASCAR Fans know, upkeep of a RV is not cheap. Let alone a repurposed RV turned mobile medical clinic for the annual treatment of approximately 1,800 Phoenix youth.

In 2007, the Crews’n Healthmobile, a fully-functioning doctor’s office, equipped with the latest technology hit Phoenix’s streets.  Through the years, wear and tear on the interior of the Crews’n Healthmobile and the Arizona heat’s toll on its generator meant that Band-Aid repairs would no longer suffice. Drastic fixes were needed. Without the $50,000 grant that was provided to the Children’s Health Fund (CHF) Phoenix program by The NASCAR Foundation, the Crews’n Healthmobile would have been taken off the road and all medical care would have stopped.

On March 2, the restored clinic was debuted at Phoenix International Raceway, prior to the start of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race.  While fans toured the clinic, CHF patients and local staff members were given a VIP tour of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series garage where they met drivers Michael McDowell and Alex Bowman, sat in the cockpit of an emergency medical helicopter, wrote their names on the start/finish line and had a personal lesson on tires at the Goodyear Tire Center. The group was then graciously provided tickets to the race by Phoenix International Raceway.

This year The NASCAR Foundation will have a presence at 10 of the Crews’n Healthmobile stops throughout the Phoenix community. To learn when we will next be in Phoenix, stay up-to-date through our social sites on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

For more information on CHF visit ChildrensHealthFund.org

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