Virtual event hosted by Radio Nemo’s Jimmy Mac will also include performances by John Schneider, Billy Dean, Lindsay Lawler and Heath Sanders
The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund (SCF) is pleased to announce that country music singer Wynonna Judd will headline the organization’s first ever virtual benefit concert “Highway to Hope” on Sunday, May 16, from 6 – 8 pm CST. Judd will be joined by other country music artists who have been supportive of the trucking industry in the past, including John Schneider, Billy Dean, Lindsay Lawler and Heath Sanders. The event will be hosted by a familiar face, or should we say voice, in the trucking industry. Radio Nemo host Jimmy Mac.
Tickets for the livestream event are available for $20 (plus a $2 transaction fee) on the SCF website at truckersfund.org, which will also be the site for the livestream. A portion of proceeds from the concert will go directly to the SCF to support truck drivers in need. Individual ticket purchasers in the US will receive a free CD from the NASTC Grand O Trucking Show which includes Lindsay Lawler and Nashville singer/songwriters featuring music celebrating the trucking industry. Donations can be made during the live event.
The St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (SCF) is a 501(c)(3), truck driver charity that helps over-the-road / regional semi-truck drivers and their families when an illness or injury, occurring within the last year, has caused them to be out of work. More than 70% of the 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the U.S. have one or more serious health problems such as obesity, diabetes, sleep disorders and cardiovascular disease. These essential workers spend long durations away from home, work irregular hours and are often unable to get to a clinic, pharmacy or hospital. Minor illnesses become severe, leading to hospitalization and disability. Loss of their commercial driver’s license can result in them being unable to work, and financial hardship.
“The first ever Highway to Hope benefit concert will be a fun virtual event bringing our industry together, at a time when we are far apart, to raise support for SCF and our highway heroes with amazing artists that want to give back to this industry. We hope you will join us for a night of music and celebration,” says Shannon Currier, Director of Philanthropy and Development with St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund.
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