December 25, 2006

Driving Away Cancer – National Foundation for Cancer Research Seeking Vehicle Donations to Help Fund Cancer Research Before Year End

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) today announced that they have launched a new initiative to begin accepting donations of automobiles, trucks and boats in their continuing efforts to fund cancer research. The new initiative, while not a new idea, offers donors a full, turnkey donation process with only one phone call. Everything else is taken care of after the initial call.

The process of donating a car, truck, boat or any type of vehicle is very simple. By calling 877-500-NFCR (6327) and answering a few details about the vehicle over the phone, NFCR and their partner, Charitable Auto Resources, do the rest. They pick up the car, sell the car and send you a receipt for your tax-deductible donation for the value of the car. Meanwhile, the donation goes to support cancer research that is making a difference in people's lives.

"With the ongoing cuts in cancer research funding from the federal government, scientists are increasingly at risk of being slowed down in their efforts to fight and cure cancer. As a result, we have to look at every way we can to keep the funding up and this is just one more way for an individual to join us in the fight to defeat cancer," said Franklin C. Salisbury, Jr., president of NFCR.

To donate to the Cancer Research Vehicle Donation Program, please call 877-500-NFCR (877-500-6327) or visit

About the National Foundation for Cancer Research

Since 1973 the National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) has spent over $230 million funding basic science cancer research and public education relating to the prevention, treatment and cure of cancer. NFCR facilitates collaboration among scientists worldwide so that breakthroughs in one area of research may lead to discoveries in another. For more visit

About Charitable Auto Resources, Inc.

Charitable Auto Resources, Inc. is owned by a non-profit social service agency, with more than 12 years of experience assisting non-profit organizations to raise charitable funds to further their mission.