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Newfoundland truck convoy to raise money for local children’s hospital

ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. -- Trucking companies, drivers and owner/operators from across Newfoundland and Labrador will be raising money to support the Janeway Children’s Hospital during the 2013 Teddy Bear Convoy June 2. The event will see...


ST. JOHN’S, Nfld. — Trucking companies, drivers and owner/operators from across Newfoundland and Labrador will be raising money to support the Janeway Children’s Hospital during the 2013 Teddy Bear Convoy June 2. The event will see a convoy of trucks circling Janeway – the only children’s hospital in Newfoundland and Labrador – as a lead-up to the hospital’s annual telethon.

Following the convoy, the group of participating truckers, via the Just For Kids Transportation Group, will present the hospital with funds raised via a ceremonial cheque. After the cheque ceremony, participants will gather at the City Tire/Goodyear retread plant for a barbeque sponsored by Marine Atlantic.

Participants will be soliciting pledges from OEMs, suppliers and customers to help raise funds ahead of the convoy. Last year, convoy participants raised about $18,000 for the telethon. This year, organizers have set the goal at $20,000.

Pledge sheets can be obtained at local truck dealers or by contacted Jon Summers at jonsummers20@hotmail.com. To have your pledge sheet collected, contact Dave Dowden at 709-727-3195.

For more information on this year’s convoy, contact Gerry Dowden at 709-722-1991
or gerry.dowden@eastcantrans.com.


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