Sheldon, Iowa — Fifty-Six semi trucks stopped in Sheldon on a poker run against cancer on Saturday.
The trucks were on what’s called the Chaos For a Cure Poker Run. The run is part of the larger fundraiser, Chaos for a Cure.
It began in Sioux Center, and truckers went to Inwood, Rock Valley, Hull and Sheldon, receiving a card at each stop, and then they finished in Sioux Center. The organizers looked at the cards and whoever had the best poker hand won a prize. The Sheldon stop was in the parking lot of Sheldon Livestock Company.
Chaos For a Cure is a benefit for the June E. Nylen Cancer Center in Sioux City, and is the brainchild of Paul Schelling. Schelling thought up the fundraiser while he was waiting for chemotherapy. When he and his wife Stephanie found out he had beat cancer, they decided they wanted to give back to the June E. Nylen Cancer Center in this way, and the fundraiser was born.