Rise Above Cancer Convoy Canberra 2018

By: Tamara Whitsed, Video by: Tamara Whitsed


A massive $410,000 was raised at Canberra’s Rise Above Cancer Convoy which attracted about 480 trucks on April 8.

 

The 2018 Rise Above Cancer Convoy attracted about 200 motorbikes and 480 trucks. Chief Executive Officer of Rise Above – Capital Region Cancer Relief, Melissa Gardiner, was excited to see the line-up area at Beard full of trucks. "We never usually fill it".

Generous Elvin Group bid a record $67,128.49 to be the first truck in the convoy. The company’s General Manager, Chris Rutledge, led the trucks in a Kenworth 10-wheel agitator.

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Following Elvin’s Kenworth were trucks owned by the other top bidders: Icon Water; PFD Food Services, Fyshwick; the Illawarra Convoy crew; TJS Transport; Innaimo Transport; DJ Homes; Gungahlin Concrete and Specialised Towing.

Twenty-nine Elvin trucks took part in the convoy. Schmidt Quarries, Holcim, TJS Transport and Innaimo were among the many other companies which polished large numbers of trucks for the procession.

Many of the trucks displayed banners in memory of people, including young children, who have lost their lives to cancer.

For more on the Rise Above Cancer Convoy, see Owner//Driver's May edition.

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