Truckers Parade returns
Published 6:49 am Tuesday, October 5, 2021
The Truckers Parade Against Cancer is back this fall after a year off due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Saturday, Oct. 9, truckers will start lining up the parking lot of Central Middle School in Charlotte Courthouse for the 20th Truckers Parade Against Cancer.
Volunteers and drivers will add banners with names of loved ones in memory and in honor of those who have fought Cancer.
Beginning at 3:30 p.m. at Randolph-Henry High School truckers will pull out headed down the parade route.
The parade route will travel along Route 40 and turn on to Route 47 heading toward Drakes Branch. The parade will then turn left on Highway 59 toward Keysville and turn right on Highway 40, proceeding down King Street and end at Southside Virginia Community College in Keysville.
“It is hard to explain the feeling in the air when you witness just how many lives have been touched by this disease,” explained Co-Founder and team member Shelia Jones in a 2019 interview. “Each truck will be carrying a banner in honor of, or in memory of, someone who has been affected by this disease.”
According to Jones, over the past 19 years, this event has raised over $1 million for the fight against cancer.
“We have a wonderful group of local truckers and trucking companies that have donated so much time and money to help find a cure for cancer and to show local survivors that they are not alone in their fight, and our truckers strive never to let the memories of the ones lost be forgotten,” said Jones.
For more information on the parade visit www.truckersparade.com.