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Summit Idealease CARES about St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Summit “Shaves” Lives event raises awareness and funds for cancer research and treatments

North Barrington, IL

Summit Idealease, an affiliate of Idealease, Inc., North America’s premier full-service commercial truck leasing, rental and maintenance company, has dedicated the month of November to its Summit “Shaves” Lives fundraiser for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

During November, 30 Summit Idealease employees went “shaveless” to raise a goal of $5,000 for St. Jude on behalf of Team #25 Lauren, which honors the memory of 15-year-old Lauren Moody who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, treated at St. Jude, and sadly passed away in 2015. Cal Alexander, Vice President of Lease & Rental for Summit Idealease, says “Lauren was a close friend of my daughter Kallie who honors her friend by participating in runs and fundraisers throughout the year. Our Summit Idealease employees, Terry Kletting and Charles Phillips, organized the “shaveless” event to support Team #25 Lauren.” Team #25 Lauren has raised more than $3,400 so far.

St. Jude treats childhood cancer for kids around the world regardless of their ability to pay. When a child is treated at St. Jude, neither the patient nor their family is responsible for any cost of treatment, transportation, hotel stays, or feeding the patient’s family away from home during treatment. Cal notes, “every dime that is not covered by insurance is funded by public donations, which accounts for about 75% of the funding St. Jude requires, or about $2.8 million a day to operate. Generous donors play a major role. Thanks to the extraordinary work of St Jude, the survival rate for the most common type of childhood cancer, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, has increased from just 4% in 1962 to 94% today. During that time, the overall survival for childhood cancers has improved from 20% to 80%.”

Those interested in sponsoring a member of the Summit Idealease Team for the Summit “Shaves” Lives program can donate here. 100% of the donations will be donated directly to the hospital on behalf of Team #25 Lauren.

The Idealease CARES program embodies our commitment to community involvement and support of charitable causes--and it’s an important part of the Idealease tradition of promoting Stability in the communities where we do business.

About Summit Idealease

Summit Truck Group, LLC, is a privately-held company that does business as Summit Truck Group, Summit Bus, and Summit Idealease. The company operates 26 commercial truck and bus dealerships in Arkansas, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Summit Truck Group represents and services International®, Volvo, Mack, Ford, and Isuzu commercial trucks, and Crane Carrier and Ottawa specialty vehicles. Summit Bus represents and services IC Bus™, ElDorado National, Collins, and other commercial bus brands. Commercial truck lease and rental, mobile and dedicated maintenance services are offered through 12 Idealease™ locations. Summit serves customers with more than 1,000 employees, 300 technicians, over 380 service bays, and over $25.6 million in all-makes stocked parts. Additional information can be found at www.summittruckgroup.com.
Summit Idealease

About Idealease, Inc.

Idealease is a fully integrated transportation solutions provider with a commitment to our customers’ success. For companies across North America, Idealease offers a safe, cost-effective and efficient alternative to commercial truck ownership through our comprehensive truck leasing, truck rental and dedicated maintenance solutions. We are the industry experts at seamlessly transitioning businesses from truck ownership to full service leasing. For more than 35 years, Idealease has been the leader in safety and compliance seminars for private fleets. The Idealease distribution network is affiliated with International® Truck dealerships in more than 430 community-based locations. We support a fleet of more than 45,000 trucks, tractors and trailers with the most proficient, manufacturer-certified technicians, a vast parts inventory and the latest diagnostic equipment. Idealease employs the most seasoned and tenured truck leasing, rental and service professionals who have the expertise to create transportation solutions that can help reduce the risk and costs associated with commercial truck operations and fleet management.  Additional information is available at www.idealease.com.