‘Convoy for a cure’ set to roll in TX on Oct. 24

| 9/4/2009

There are just seven weeks left until the first-ever U.S. “Convoy for a Cure” to raise money for breast cancer research arrives at Willie’s Place in Carl’s Corner, TX.

OOIDA Life Member Cindy Stowe of Wills Point, TX, who is coordinating the only U.S. convoy to raise money for breast cancer research, said she has been spending nearly every waking moment trying to nail down all the final details before the convoy is set to roll on Oct. 24.

“We are still holding at about 120 trucks participating so far,” Stowe told Land Line on Friday, Sept. 4. “I’ve had a lot of truckers calling me from all parts of the country wanting to participate, so they are going to try and make it if they can.”

The first convoy will be made up of all female drivers, while the “support” convoy will consist of male drivers and others who want to participate.

Following the convoy, there will be health screenings, a barbeque dinner and live entertainment. For more details, click here.

Stowe said it’s important for those wanting to participate to start sending in their registration forms.

“I want to make sure I have enough of everything, like food and goodie bags for the participants, so please, if you know you are coming to Texas, send in those registration forms,” she said.

– By Clarissa Kell-Holland, staff writer