From The Desk Of Assistant Medical Director,
Ron Lamontagne, MS, APRN, BC:
St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund
The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) is a 501(c)(3), truck driver charity that helps semi-truck drivers whose medical problems occurring within the last two years have led to financial hardship. The SCF helps semi-truck drivers and their families who have financial needs due to current medical problems. Assistance may be in the form of direct payment to providers for household living expenses, insurance, prescription drugs, and some medical procedures. The SCF provides all applicants with information on how to negotiate price reductions with medical providers and hospitals.
Studies have shown that more than 70% of the 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the U.S. have one or more serious health problems such as obesity, diabetes, sleep disorders and cardiovascular disease. Truck drivers also lack the same access to health that most Americans enjoy.
Access is limited because drivers work irregular hours, spend long-durations away from home, and are unable to navigate side streets and parking lots in their trucks to get to a clinic, pharmacy or hospital. Compounding the problem is the fact that more than one-third of truck drivers do not have health insurance.
For more information on The SCF, including links to free vaccine vouchers and a link to donate to the cause, CLICK HERE.