TORONTO, Ont. — Ontario carriers, through the Ontario Trucking Association (OTA), raised more money to fight prostate cancer through the Wear Plaid for Dad campaign than any other group.
The OTA and its members raised $31,440, about 6% of the national total of more than $500,000, the association announced.
“I simply can’t thank all of the teams enough! They all raised each other’s game and that led to remarkable results for this important cause,” said Rocco Rossi, president and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada. “It was great to watch blue collar and white collar compete for the title of plaid collar this year. The bottom line is that our friends in the trucking world took it to another gear and have snatched the coveted Plaid Vest! Congratulations and fantastic job.”
“OTA is an association that is always working towards improving our industry in the areas of safety, efficiency and effectiveness,” added Tandet president and OTA chairman Scott Tilley. “It is great that we could also come together as an industry to work towards improving the odds in the fight against prostate cancer for all men across Canada.”