06/05/2012

Touch-A-Truck to benefit cancer patients

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – Children of all ages will be able to sit in, climb on and explore all types of vehicles that roll into the WVU Coliseum parking lot from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 9 for the Third Annual Morgantown Touch-A-Truck fundraiser to benefit cancer patients.

The event will be held rain or shine and will feature a helicopter, cranes, fire trucks, police cruisers and other familiar headlights and horns. This will also be the first year for Army vehicles, and attendees will get to see firsthand how hot air balloons work and enjoy other hands-on activities. Admission is $5 per person.

Since 2010, the Touch-A-Truck event has raised nearly $15,000 to help local families fight cancer. All proceeds from this year’s event will support programs at the WVU Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center.  

“Our hope as we plan Touch-A-Truck each year is that we bring Morgantown families together for a fun-filled day with a purpose – fighting cancer one family, one community and one state at a time,” said Leah Darr, speaking on behalf of fellow event organizers Katie Martin, Sheila Powell and Peggy Runyon.

“We couldn’t make this event happen without the support of all the vehicle operators and vendors who volunteer their time and energy at no cost to support Touch-A-Truck. Cancer is a disease that has impacted many of their families and friends too.”

For more information contact Leah Darr at 304-290-8441 or 3darrs@gmail.com or visit www.facebook.com/touchatruckmorgantown.

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For more information:
Amy Johns, Director of Public Affairs, 304-293-7087
johnsa@wvuhealthcare.com
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