Annual Mother’s Day Convoy raises record $500K for Make-A-Wish

Updated Jun 30, 2018

Truckers participating in this year’s Mother’s Day Convoy raised a record amount of money for Make-A-Wish of Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley.

Sponsored by the RoadPro Family of Brands, the 29th annual convoy’s 539 truckers raised $501,387, enough to grant wishes for 50 children facing life-threatening illnesses.

The event was held on Mother’s Day, May 13 in Lancaster, Pa. During the event, Dennis Heron, president and CEO of the Make-A-Wish chapter, said the convoy means “everything” to his organization, and thanked the truckers who showed up in the wind and rain.

“You guys are everything,” he said. “You are the heart and soul of this community and this event. Without them and their goodwill and their fundraising abilities, we’re at ground zero. And, they really embrace it. They relish the idea of having a wish child riding with them. They get a sense that they are truly giving back.”