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Around the Bend: Time to ‘think pink’ and enter 2nd annual Truck Convoy For a Cure USA


Thursday, September 30, 2010
by DOROTHY COX

Texas trucker Cindy Stowe, recognized by her pink outfit and matching pink cowboy hat, is the organizer for the annual Convoy For a Cure USA to benefit breast cancer.
Texas trucker Cindy Stowe, recognized by her pink outfit and matching pink cowboy hat, is the organizer for the annual Convoy For a Cure USA to benefit breast cancer.

OK all you lady truckers and you guys that want to support breast cancer research and education — the second annual Truck Convoy For a Cure USA will be held Oct. 16 at the Travel Centers of America in Terrell, Texas.

Last year the U.S. fund-raiser garnered $12,000 and together, the one in America and the ones in Canada raised just shy of $100,000, reported organizer and Owner-Operator Independent Drivers’ Association life member Cindy Stowe. (You’ll recognize Cindy, of Will’s Point, Texas, as the gal in the pink jeans and matching pink cowboy hat.)

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Two more awards competitions will be added this year, the prize for the largest fleet entering the convoy and “Pink My Truck,” a competition for the best decorated truck.

Lead trucks will be determined by the most money raised by the driver and truckers and/or companies interested in participating may e-mail Cindy at cindy6054@yahoo.com.

Driver participants are charged $75 each and non drivers $50 each with $10 for each additional person. Carriers are urged to help pay the entry fee for their drivers, Stowe said via e-mail.

She also disclosed that the convoy’s grand marshal will be Clarissa Kell-Holland, a writer for OOIDA’s Landline Magazine.

The morning will begin with coffee and pastries and last-minute registrations and check-ins will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. with lunch being provided when participants return from the convoy.

Dusti the Clown will be doing face painting and making balloon animals for the children and live music will be provided by Kathy White, David Cline, Terry Wooley, Howard Salmon and more.

Nearly everyone knows someone, a friend, loved one, neighbor or co-worker who has been touched by breast cancer.

I encourage drivers, both male and female, and carriers large and small to get behind this great event and drop Cindy an e-mail for your participants’ forms.

I regret that time constraints won’t permit me to speak and sing this year because last year’s event was a blast to be a part of.

You could hear the honks of the air horns as the trucks rolled down the interstate and the trucks decorated with pink streamers and painted pink designs were a sight to see.

Female truckers in Canada first came up with the idea for this event and they have more convoys than we do and consequently have raised more money for breast cancer research than we have in the U.S.

Everyone needs to turn out this year: It’s a good way for both drivers and carriers to give back to the community at large and it’s good public relations for the industry.

So, think pink.

Dorothy Cox of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at dlcox@thetrucker.com.

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