OOIDA member, wife start trucking benefit for St. Jude's Hospital

| 4/25/2005

An OOIDA member and his wife are organizing a truck convoy to benefit St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, and the deadline to pre-register is April 29.

The Convoy for St. Jude is scheduled for 8 a.m. local time May 28 at the Petro Truck Stop on Interstate 40 in Knoxville, TN. The trucks will then travel to the Petro in West Memphis, AR, about 400 miles away. Truckers will pay $100 per vehicle to take part, all of which will go to benefit St. Jude’s.

Bob and Barbara Brousseau of Myrtle Beach, SC, are organizing the event. The couple came up with the idea after seeing coverage for the World’s Largest Truck Convoy, an annual event that benefits Special Olympics.

Barb said truckers could pay cash to take part that day, but event organizers prefer that truckers register in advance. The deadline to register in advance is April 29, which should give organizers time to send a receipt back in the mail. Drivers will need to take their receipts to the event take part.

In a news release, St. Jude’s officials said the proceeds from the event would go to help children who have cancer and other life-threatening diseases.

Entry fee checks can be mailed to Convoy for St. Jude, 3001 N. Kings Highway, PMB 227, Myrtle Beach, SC, 29577. Truckers who pay their entry fee the day of the event should bring cash. Call (843) 267-7972 for information.