Trucking for a cure, eh?
Truckers love convoys, and while interest in the Special Olympics convoy is still trucking, many of the convoy events have evolved to support other worthwhile charities including Make-A-Wish and Breast Cancer Awareness.
The Owner-Operator’s Business Association of Canada (OBAC) members helped launch “Trucking For A Cure” as an all-woman convoy during breast cancer awareness month back in 2008. There are now three events spread across Canada. Men wanted to get into the act so the convoys are no longer all-women, but the trucks driven by men follow the women, and men are encouraged to “pink” themselves out.
The convoy organizers are all volunteers, most of them drivers. Thanks to the generosity of local sponsors who donate everything from T-shirts to barbeques, every penny that the drivers raise goes directly to the Breast Cancer Foundation.
Well-known trucking journalists Joanne Ritchie and Jim Park (aka Team OBAC) will be driving in the Trucking for a Cure convoy in Woodstock, Ontario on October 5, 2013. In addition to raising funds for breast cancer research and awareness, Team OBAC is committed to bringing attention to all wellness issues faced by commercial drivers out on the road.