After the postponement of the Make-a-Wish Mother’s Day Truck Convoy in Pennsylvania last year, the event is returning to its regular schedule. This year, on May 9th, the 100-truck convoy will leave Manheim Pennsylvania Auto Auction in Lancaster, PA, at 1:30 PM.
“Not even a yearlong (and counting) pandemic can stop this renowned event.” Dennis Heron, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish Philadelphia, Delaware & Susquehanna Valley, told Trucker News. “It may be different again this year, forced to again abandon the carnival aspect of Convoy, but Convoy it will be – with many of the favorite activities such as the Mother’s Day chicken dinner and the popular auction.”
A Slightly Different Event
While this year’s auto auction attendance is limited, and there won’t be a carnival, there is still plenty of fun to be had and good work to do. This year’s convoy consists of 100 trucks, and includes the 30 drivers who raise the most money for the Philadelphia, Delaware and Susquehanna Valley Make-A-Wish chapter. Additionally, the convoy will include key sponsors and individual drivers who commit to fundraising at least $500.
Make-a-Wish is a nationally recognized organization that raises money to grant wishes to children with critical illnesses. The experiences had by these children can give them hope and strength and can encourage them to fight — and even overcome — their illness. Health professionals include wishes as an integral part of treatment plans. These experiences are only made possible through fundraising and events like the Mother’s Day Truck Convoy.
There’s Still Time to Join
With only a couple of weeks left, the event is still working toward their $300,000 goal. There is still an opportunity to join! If you’d like to make a difference in a child’s life by being part of the Mother’s Day Truck Convoy, you can register and start fundraising today. You may even get on the leaderboard with a bit of fundraising effort!
And even if you can’t drive or don’t make the full $500 in fundraising, any amount of money you raise goes directly toward granting a child’s wish.