For the fourth consecutive year, companies from the trucking industry – Canadian Trucking Alliance members in particular – led all organizations in raising money in the fight against prostate cancer and in support of Prostate Cancer Canada’s Plaid for Dad fundraising campaign.
Altogether, Canadian trucking companies raised over $90,000 for the cause.
The coveted plaid belt (changed from the previous plaid vests) – awarded to the campaign’s top workplace fundraiser – this year will go to Salmo, B.C.’s Sutco Transportation Specialists, which raised more than $30,400. Close behind was Tandet of Oakville, Ont. with over $30,000 raised and last year’s top fundraiser, Winnipeg’s Arnold Bros Transport, kicked in another $24,000. Together they made up three of the top four contributing companies across the country.
Kriska Transportation, Steed Standard Transport and Canada Cartage were other companies that pitched in, rounding out the top 100 companies to raise funds.
The trucking industry, whether through the Ontario Trucking Association, Canadian Trucking Alliance, or individually, have finished first in the fundraising contest four out of the five years the campaign began.
Other carriers who have strongly supported the campaign over the years include Rosenau Transport and XTL Transport.
One in seven men – dads, husbands, brothers, sons and grandfathers – will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.