What is Convoy For Hope – Atlantic?
The trucking industry serves our communities every day transporting goods to the manufacturer and end consumer.
Convoy For Hope -Atlantic is a fun annual event, held in August bringing truckers together raising funds and awareness in support of research, detection and prevention of the four most diagnosed, and terminal cancers; Breast, Colon, Lung and Prostate.
Since it’s inauguration in NB in 2010, Convoy For Hope -Atlantic has raised more than $250,000 in the fight against these terrible diseases.
All aspects of the Convoy are organized, planned, and administered by a group of amazing volunteers – no donated funds are used to pay for salaries, and less than 10% is used to pay for required administrative, licensing and operational costs.
Convoy For Hope -Atlantic is serious about celebrating the trucking industry, supporting our community, and driving out Cancer! Our goal is a cancer free future.
Convoy For Hope -Atlantic 2017
The eight annual event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 19th.
Up to 100 truckers will come together, raising funds, and bringing hope to all those affected by cancer.
Participants pay a registration fee to take part in the event and are encouraged to collect pledge donations.
Following breakfast, registration, a decorated “show and shine”, live entertainment, and more, our convoy of transport trucks will depart from the Irving Big Stop in Salisbury, NB, traveling 38km through the streets of Moncton to the Moncton Coliseum.
We welcome the general public to stop by to get a close look at the trucks, meet drivers, buy 50/50 tickets, join in the auctions, and have fun!
Although Convoy For Hope -Atlantic event takes place in the Moncton, NB area, all funds raised are dedicated to education, prevention, detection, research and treatment programs throughout Atlantic Canada.
The Hard Truths?
Each year, more than 165,000 Canadians are newly diagnosed with cancer – about 3,200 each week – and more than 70,000 people die yearly from the disease.
Based on current rates, Statistics Canada estimates that one in three Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime and that one in four Canadians will die from the disease.
Atlantic Canada has the highest rates of all forms of cancer. It touches everyone here, either personally or through friends and family. Each year, more than 13,400 Atlantic Canadians are diagnosed with cancer, and more than 6,300 die as a result. The four Cancers that most affect Atlantic Canadians are Breast, Colon, Lung, and Prostate.
More Nova Scotians will die from cancer than any other cause (30%). What may be even more surprising is that in 2015 more Nova Scotians are estimated to die of lung cancer (750) than prostate cancer (120), colorectal cancer (360) and breast cancer (160) combined.