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 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 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

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