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Convoy for a Cure to hold U.S. event

Posted By eTrucker Staff On August 4, 2009 @ 12:40 pm In News & Stories | Comments Disabled

The first U.S.-based Convoy for a Cure, a one-day fundraising event for female drivers and those in the transportation industry, will be held October 24, 2009, to raise money for breast cancer research. The convoy will take place at the Willie’s Place at Carl’s Corner Truck Stop near Hillsboro, Texas. Cindy Stowe, a 16-year veteran of the trucking industry and driver for FFE Transportation Services, is organizing the event.

The first all-female Convoy for a Cure took place on October 18, 2008, in Ontario, Canada. The event, which was organized by Rachele Champagne, raised nearly $15,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. Based on the success and the positive response from female truckers, Convoy for a Cure will expand to four events this October, with three in Canada (Ontario, Alberta and New Brunswick) as well as the one near Hillsboro, Texas.

“There are 2.5 million women in the U.S. who have survived breast cancer, and this convoy will honor those who have beaten the disease as well as those who have been lost to it,” Stowe said. “Female truckers face many challenges out on the road, and we hope that someday breast cancer will no longer be one of them. The Convoy for a Cure is our way of working together to do something good for the women and families who have been affected by breast cancer.”

The Convoy for a Cure will feature a one-hour ride, and will be followed by health screenings, entertainment and prizes. Johnny Bush, a Texas Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, will perform at the Night Life Theater at the Carl’s Corner Truck Stop. Tickets to the concert are included in the registration fees, which are $75 per driver.

Sponsors of the Convoy for a Cure include Freightliner Trucks, FFE Transportation Services, OOIDA and The Trucker.

Truckers interested in registering for the event or pledging a donation can contact Cindy Stowe at 903-288-0374 or visit Convoy for a Cure [1].

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