On Wednesday Iowa Trucker, Paul Schelling donated the $20,000 proceeds of a semi-truck fundraiser to the June E. Nylen Cancer Center. The fundraiser held by Schelling’s Sioux Center trucking firm Agricultural Logistics was a poker run for semi trucks called “Commercial Chaos for the Cure”. 100 percent of the proceeds were donated.
Commercial chaos for a cure was a blast today 60 trucks 56 were Pete's!!! pic.twitter.com/2gLWt6FYX1
— Brent DenOuden (@DenoudenBrent) July 26, 2015
Almost 100 trucks in total participated in the event on July 22, 2017. This convoy of trucks set out on the northwest Iowa roads to raise money and cancer awareness. Sioux City Journal reported, Schelling no doubt chose the June E. Nylen Cancer Center to benefit from this fundraiser because he was a patient there in 2014. Schelling turned to the cancer center when he was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Schelling describes the event saying, “The first year, it was kind of just thrown together for the fun of it, we didn’t know if it was going to work or not, we more just had fun with it, and it ended up taking off fairly well.”
The event admission was $45 per truck, which included a t-shirt and calender with photos from last year’s event. The run began in the morning and finished just in time for dinner. The truckers were then able to enjoy a Spark BBQ meal together as they celebrated their efforts. “It means a lot. It means a real lot. To see people in there everyday that are in pain. If we can help get equipment that’s going to better serve their needs and eventually, hopefully, cure cancer that’s pretty cool,” Schelling told KCAU News. The amount raised nearly doubled this year compared to last, so clearly they are doing something right.
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