Oct. 5 I travelled to Woodstock to witness the Convoy for a Cure, organized by Joanne Mackenzie and her ever-growing team of helpful volunteers. What an event! What a nasty day!
The wind was howling but it did not dampen the spirit that was on display, as drivers decorated their trucks – and themselves – in pink.
Drivers have gotten much more courageous about donning the pink in recent years, I’ve noticed, and good on’em.
A ton of money was raised, including $25,000 by Cervus Equipment and its employees alone. The good sports at TA Travel Center in Woodstock allowed organizers to bring the festivities indoors, and this included a rock show that was probably louder than any rock show ever performed inside a truck stop!
A lot of fun was had and a lot of money raised. You can read my report, including the names of the Top 10 fundraisers here.
Ken Layton (right) and wife Melissa Layton deck out their truck (and themselves) for the convoy.
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