Northwest Iowa — The June E. Nylen Cancer Center, in Sioux City will be getting a big donation following Saturday’s “Commercial Chaos For A Cure” big rig convoy that made it’s way around northwest Iowa.
The 3rd Annual Commercial Chaos For A Cure event began in Sioux Center with big rigs moving from location to location throughout the area. Paul Schelling was one of the organizers of Saturday’s event, and he says that the number of big rigs varied, since some trucks were only available for part of the trip. He says that, at one point in Osceola County, there were 82 trucks in the convoy. People who witnessed the convoy coming through Sheldon reported about 75 trucks at that point.
The convoy ended where it had begun, in Sioux Center, and festivities there continued with a big rig show and shine, a human truck pull, circus-style games, a raffle, and an evening meal, all of which were attended, not only by the truck drivers, but by the community at large.
Schelling says that money raised from the event is still coming in, but as of the end of the evening Saturday, slightly more than $10-thousand had been raised for cancer treatment and research at the June E. Nylen Cancer Center. Schelling described the event as a huge success.