06/05/2014

Morgantown 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 on Saturday, June 7 for the Fifth Annual Morgantown Touch-A-Truck fundraiser to benefit patients at the WVU Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. rain or shine.

“This year’s event promises to be exciting,” Leah Darr, one of the event’s organizers, said. “The West Virginia Army National Guard contacted us this year and part of their convoy, in town for training, will be joining us. We are really excited about introducing the kids to the Shallenberger Construction Simulator Vehicle used for training employees on construction vehicles, and everyone will have a great time riding the Rich Farms wagon to see the WVU HealthNet Helicopter.”

Other familiar headlights and horns, such as buses, fire trucks and cranes, will also be on hand, along with food and beverage vendors.

Since 2010, the Morgantown Touch-A-Truck has raised money to help local families fight cancer. All proceeds from this year’s event will support the Elroy C. Henry Endowment Fund, which Darr and fellow organizers Katie Martin and Sheila Powell created in memory of Darr’s grandfather to benefit research and clinical trials at the WVU Cancer Center. About half of the $25,000 needed to fully fund the endowment has been raised since Darr and her co-organizers have held Touch-A-Truck.

Admission is $5 per person.  

For more information contact Leah Darr at 304-290-8441 or Morgantowntouchatruck@gmail.com. You can also learn about Touch-A-Truck on Facebook at www.facebook.com/touchatruckmorgantown

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