Pink trucks raise green for breast cancer cure

| Tuesday, October 16, 2012

In Ontario, the Trucking for a Cure convoy rolled on Saturday, starting at the Fifth Wheel truck stop in Dorchester and ending at the TA in Woodstock.

More than 50 trucks took part and the convoy raised a record $50,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation of Ontario.

Organizer Joanne Millen-MacKensie says the weather cooperated and some of the trucks gave new meaning to the term ‘pinked out.’

“There was one young lady, she was very creative. She almost made her whole truck look like a person. The front of it, you know. It had a big huge bra on the front and eyes in the window and hair on the visor above,” Millen-MacKensie said. “And she actually went as far as going all the way along the sides of her trailer with mothers, daughters, sisters and wives and pictures of people. It was really great.”

She says in the last three years, the Ontario Trucking for a Cure convoy has raised more than $130,000 for breast cancer research.

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