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16th Annual Truck Convoy for Wishes

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Wish families hit the road at the 16th Annual Truck Convoy for Wishes on May 7, 2017, at the Battlefield Harley-Davidson in Gettysburg, PA.

Each year, local truckers, trucking companies and community members come together to help raise funds to grant wishes for children living with life-threatening medical conditions. 
 
The first-ever convoy featured 18 trucks and raised approximately $6,000. In 2016, this fantastic event raised $117,500. This year, the event had 50 wish kids in attendance and 135 participating trucks. We are excited to announce that funds are still being totaled from last weekend's convoy. 

For many wish families, it was a great experience to put the pedal to the metal and help pay it forward to other wish kids:

Wish Kid Zach
Pictured here is wish kid Zachary. In 2017, Zachary wished to go on a cruise. 

"We had an absolutely amazing day! Our driver ,Matt, was awesome—so kind and just as excited as we were! I have to say, I got a bit teary eyed as we pulled into the line of trucks! What an amazing thing Make-A-Wish® and all these truck drivers and volunteers do to bring joy to these children's lives! Thanks for a fabulous day. We can't wait 'til next year."

-Zachary's Mom

In addition to the convoy, there are two other events that take place before the event, the Jerry Gordon Memorial Golf Tournament on May 5th and Amy’s Wish Convoy Kick-off Motorcycle Ride on May 6th. It was another amazing outpour of love and support this past weekend, and we thank event organizer Sherri Keller for helping to keep the Make-A-Wish mission alive. 


  

  • Trucks of all shapes and sizes were at this year's event.

  • Pictured here is Wish kid Zachary at the event. In 2017, Zachary's wish to go on a cruise was granted.

  • Pictured here is local Police Chief Weigand with Truck Convoy for Wishes event organizer Sherri Keller. Sherri has been a strong supporter of Make-A-Wish and has organized this wonderful convoy for the past 16 years. Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia is forever thankful for Sherri's contribution to our cause.

  • This fantastic event would not have been possible without the help of our volunteers. We can not thank them enough for their hardwork and contribution to granting wishes.

  • Community members, wish families and volunteer came together to help raise funds for local wish kids.

  • Pictured here is a truck from the 16th Annual Truck Convoy for Wishes in Gettysburg, PA.

  • Volunteers setting up booths for all the events.

  • Pictured here are volunteers managing the raffle and registration tables.

  • Pictured here a local fire truck at the event.

  • Volunteers enjoying their time at this year's event.

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