Dealership Presents $15,000 to Albuquerque Children’s Programs January 10

January 11th, 2019 by

Employees from Larry H. Miller Toyota Albuquerque presented donations to the University of New Mexico (UNM) Cancer Center and the Masonic School for Children with Learning Disabilities on Thursday, January 10.

The $10,000 donation to the UNM Cancer Center will help the organization launch their Adolescent & Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Survivorship and Patient Care programs. AYA cancers impact patients between 15 to 18 years old. According to the foundation, this age group is affected by distinct types of cancer, and face some of the poorest overall survival rates in the nation and lowest improvement in survival over the past 20-30 years. The program will include workshops to educate parents and families about the unique aspects of AYA cancer treatment.

The Masonic School for Children with Learning Disabilities will use their $5,000 grant towards construction costs, classroom furnishings and materials for an additional classroom at the school, which provides tutoring for children ages 8-18 with dyslexia. This will help serve the 15 children currently on the school’s waiting list.