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.