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Todd Dills

Convoy for a Cure postmortem — a resounding success

| October 30, 2009

With $13,000 raised and more than 30 trucks and many good times, the Convoy for a Cure event, dedicated to breast cancer awareness and fund-raising, at Willie’s Place last weekend can no doubt be called a success, says Overdrive‘s October Trucker of the Month Howard Salmon. Salmon (pictured here with fellow country singer Kathy White) performed songs from his “These Trucks Are Made of Gold” record and enjoyed time with his wife, Mary, who flew in from their place in Hawaii for the event. Three other convoys were likewise staged in Canada this year, and between the total four nearly $100,000 was raised to promote breast cancer research and awareness. For more on the event’s origins, see my post from September or connect with the organization on Facebook here.

Photo by Roland Villareal
  • Todd Dills

    Convoy lead organizer Cindy Stowe wrote in with the following info after our post. Look for them at Mid-America in March…br /br /iWe had 35 trucks in the convoy representing 22 different companies. Total money raised was $12,600. Combined with the three Canadian convoys, the total raised for Breast Cancer was $94,000. We had Texas BBQ catered by Eddie Deen#39;s…. Vendors included: American Legion, Uship, Willie#39;s Place, Truckercise amp; Jon Osborn doing health screening. Michele White, of Rockwood, TN, an owner/operator leased to Crete Carriers, won the lead position, having raised $931. FedEx won the lead in the support convoy.br /br /Next years convoy will include awards for largest fleet amp; quot;Pink my truckquot; for best-decorated truck. It will be held at Willie#39;s Place again in Oct, exact date TBA.br /br /We will also be at Mid-America Truck Show March 25-27, 2010. We look forward to seeing everyone there!/i

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