St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Averitt Express drivers’ donations to St. Jude topped $500k in 2016

Averitt Express drivers' donations to St. Jude topped $500k in 2016

The donations were made through the company’s employee giving program, Averitt Cares for Kids. More than 86 percent of the company’s employees donate $1 every week as part of the program.

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‘Truckers for hope’ — big plans for the new year

'Truckers for hope' -- big plans for the new year

Founded to benefit children and their families while being treated at St. Jude hospital, the Truckers for Hope group spearheaded by driver Chris Dowdy enters its third year with big plans.

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Truckers for Hope’s round two at St. Jude; Close brush with 60 below

Truckers for Hope's round two at St. Jude; Close brush with 60 below

Chris Dowdy's headed back for some trucking outreach and engagement at St. Jude; and an emotional story from Keith "Palerider" Lawson's Youtube channel on the importance of winter preparedness.

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New ‘Truckers for Hope’ initiative to benefit St. Jude

New 'Truckers for Hope' initiative to benefit St. Jude

Organizer Chris Dowdy is requesting drivers to mail in printed pictures/bios to present to children at the hospital during the April 25 outreach visit.

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Mason City hosts truck show benefit for St. Jude Saturday

Mason City, Ill., is hosting the Convoy for Kids Truck Show on Saturday, June 16, as a benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The event will be held at the city's Memorial Park. It starts at 11 a.m. and will continue throughout the day indefinitely. Each vote for your favorite truck will cost a penny, and all proceeds go to St. Jude’s Hospital. In case of rain, the truck ...

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Averitt receives St. Jude award

Averitt Express recently was recognized as St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's Employee Giving Partner of the Year.

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Averitt donates to children’s hospital

Associates of Averitt Express donated $350,000 to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, marking the 17th annual donation. The gift was collected from Averitt associates during 2009. Averitt has donated more than $5 million to charities, including St. Jude, since 1986, when an outreach for children's health was created. Physicians and scientists at St. Jude have pioneered treatments that have helped push the overall survival rates for childhood cancers from less than 20 percent when the hospital opened in ...

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