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St. Christopher Fund Update

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The St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund (SCF) was started in late 2007 as a non-profit organization with a mission to assist professional truck drivers whose medical problems led to financial difficulty. The SCF is happy to report ... March 1st, 2012

Am I at Risk for Heart Disease?

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Everyone knows you’re at risk for heart disease if you’re overweight, if you smoke, if you have a family history, etc. But did you know there is a simple test that will tell you your risk? The test ... February 1st, 2012

Looking Out for Cataracts

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Failing the vision portion of a DOT physical because of cataracts is a common reason drivers apply to the St. Christopher Fund. Cataract is a clouding of the eye’s lens. The lens helps focus light or images on ... May 1st, 2011

An In-Depth Look At Hepatitis C

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In the last month alone, the St. Christopher Fund has received applications from 10 drivers with problems due to Hepatitis C. Therefore, we decided to take a look at this disease. April 1st, 2011

Handling Heart Disease

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The St. Christopher Fund has received over 100 applications due to cardiac issues in 2010 alone. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US, resulting in 25.4% of all deaths. ... February 1st, 2011

STROKES: Signs, Symptoms & Prevention

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According to the Centers for Disease Control, every 40 seconds, someone in the U.S. will have a stroke and every 3-4 minutes, someone will die of a stroke. Strokes are the 3rd leading cause of death in the U.S. ... December 1st, 2010