The 30th annual Mother’s Day Convoy in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, put on by the Make-A-Wish Foundation will be held this Sunday, May 12.
The Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley Chapter of Make-A-Wish hosts the convoy, which is the biggest fundraiser for the chapter, each year.
The chapter looks to raise $500,000 this year with the event, which it achieved last year by raising $501,387 with 539 truck drivers participating in the convoy and fundraiser.
Drivers who wish to participate in Sunday’s event can still register online with a minimum $100 donation. In addition to the convoy, there will be games, live music, food, an auction and more.
Driver check-in will begin Sunday at 6 a.m. at Burle Business Park in Lancaster with gates opening to the public at 8:30 a.m.
The convoy will begin at 1:30 p.m. and will take a 26-mile loop with more than 25,000 people lining the route cheering the drivers on. Each year about 100 current and former Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley wish kids sign up to ride along in one of the trucks.
Make-A-Wish says participating truckers raise an average of $400 each, and the proceeds from the event will cover the cost of approximately 75% of the wishes granted by the chapter this year.
The Mother’s Day Convoy started in 1990 when a Make-A-Wish child requested a wish to ride in an 18-wheeler and talk on a CB radio. That year, more than 40 trucks and drivers came out to participate.
Road Pro is once again the presenting sponsor for the event.