Two fundraiser events scheduled for St. Christopher Fund

| Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund has two new fundraiser events scheduled for the upcoming months.

The St. Christopher Fund is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping professional drivers get through an unexpected catastrophic health-related event.

The first event on this year’s calendar is the second annual golf outing to be held Oct. 9, 2009, at the Beartrace Golf Course at Cumberland in Crossville, TN. Tee time will be at 9 a.m., and the golfers can meet at exit 311 on I-40 at Fitzgerald Truck Center. Transportation to the course will be provided, and the cost per golfer is $75 including cart. Pre-registration is suggested so as to block off tee times. To preregister, golfers can call 877-332-4483. For further information, contact Paul Sasso at 254-624-9848 or ptrkr@hotmail.com.

In conjunction with Truckers Appreciation Week and Thanksgiving, the second event is “Driving for Drivers” in November.

“Driving for Drivers is very simple,” says Sasso. “For the entire month of November we are asking drivers to donate one penny a mile driven during the month to the St. Christopher Fund either by check, money order or credit card. We can show the brotherhood that still abounds. And when each of us sits at our Thanksgiving dinner we can give thanks – either as a recipient or donor – that we care for each other whether we know them or not.”

The fund, started by Sirius XM satellite radio host Dave Nemo and Dr. John McElligott of Knoxville, TN, has assisted more than 50 drivers since its inception – through direct cash dispersement, negotiating of rates, and direction to help find services. There are strict criteria both in medical and financial areas that must be met to qualify. 

By Land Line staff

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