Trucking Solutions Group launches fund-raiser for mobile mammography

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Updated Jun 24, 2015

Regular readers will be familiar with the Trucking Solutions Group of operators, among them currently and past such Channel 19ers as 2007 Overdrive Trucker of the Year Henry Albert, Linda and Bob Caffee, Jeff Clark, Rick Ash, current OOIDA regulatory affairs director Scott Grenerth and others. The group announced this week that it’s planning on bringing to its presence at the Great American Trucking Show this year, in addition to its annual Health Awareness Walk, a variety of free health screenings to all driver-attendees and others at the show. Part of the effort will be a mobile mammogram unit that will be a part of the Landstar Fit for the Road Health and Wellness Pavilion in planning there.

Read more about the TSG’s annual health awareness walks at MATS and GATS via this dispatch from the 2014 Dallas edition.Read more about the TSG’s annual health awareness walks at MATS and GATS via this dispatch from the 2014 Dallas edition.

A fund-raising campaign is under way to help cover the cost of mammograms for CDL holders attending GATS this year who do not have insurance or can not otherwise afford the $300 screening. As in past years, the show will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center (formerly Dallas Convention Center), and it’s happening this year on August 27-29.

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You can find more about the health pavilion and a complete listing of available screenings at the TSG website or the primary GATS site.

All funds raised will be applied to the cost of the mammograms, the TSG says. The group is attempting to raise $30,000 all told. Any funds collected above that goal will be donated to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund, or “the truckers fund,” well-known for its work to help truckers whose medical problems have led to financial hardship.

There are two ways to donate.

By mail:
Make your tax deductible donation to:
St. Christopher Fund — Mammogram
P.O. Box 30763
Knoxville, TN 37930

Online:
TSG has created a page for the event through the GoFundMe portal, available at this link.

In addition, TSG will recognize contributors on their own website and Facebook page.

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