Western Ontario gearing up for second Convoy for a Cure

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WOODSTOCK, Ont. — The second instalment of the Ontario West version of Convoy for a Cure is set to hit the highway Oct. 15. Last year’s event, which featured a convoy of “pinked out” trucks travelling along the roads of western Ontario, raised more than $36,000 for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF).

This year’s convoy will be running from the Fifth Wheel Truck Stop in Dorchester to the TA Travel Center in Woodstock. Organizers say the Fifth Wheel will be hosting a free breakfast for all participants in the convoy, while the TA will feature live music, a kid’s play zone, a BBQ, a silent auction, and more when the convoy is complete.

The 2011 event will also feature the song “Convoy For The Cure” written by Anne Finley and Bill Petrie. The song was released for download on June 28 with proceeds going to the CBCF.

“Funds raised from the convoys will enable the Foundation to invest in advocacy, education and research that is timely, relevant and patient-centred,” organizers said in a release. “The support of the convoys, participating drivers and sponsors is helping to create a future without breast cancer. With breast cancer affecting about 23,400 women in Canada this year, events like this are greatly needed.”

For more information, visit www.convoyforacureontwest.com.

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