Trucker’s Parade Against Cancer this weekend

Published 8:00 am Friday, October 7, 2022

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Mark your calendars and clear your schedule to attend the annual Trucker’s Parade Against Cancer (TPAC) on Saturday, Oct. 8 

This event has raised over $1.4 million over the lasty 20 years to fund research for new and improved cancer treatments, support of cancer patients and efforts to demand better coverage of cancer fighting drugs and treatments through insurance and government support. 

“This event showcases our local truckers as well as those who travel a great distance to show their support in the critical fight against cancer,” siad event organzior Sheila Jones. “Those truckers make this event possible contributing their time and money to fight for the cure.”

Although the Trucker’s Parade can be a very emotional day for families who have lost loved ones and for those who are currently fighting the battle, it can also provide hope and a strong sense of community for all those in attendance. 

“We are all stronger together,” Jones said. “ We promise that you will not be disappointed if you come out and watch the parade. If you are a survivor, we encourage you to make a sign to hold to let the drivers know you are a survivor! They love seeing everyone who comes to watch, and we can make them feel appreciated by doing so.” 

Jones said the sponsors of the event help to make it a success. “Our rural communities are the most generous and supportive anywhere.”she said “Every truck, raffle, auction, banner, clothing sale and donation to TPAC goes to help find a cure for cancer.”  

The trucks leave Central Middle School in Charlotte Court House on Oct. 8 at 3:30 pm.  They travel from Charlotte Court House on Route 40 to Drakes Branch on route 47 to Keysville on route 59  and down King Street and end at Southside Virginia Community College.