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Six hundred truckers to convoy for critically ill kids


Hundreds of truck drivers are expected to gather in Pennsylvania in May to raise money for children with serious illnesses during the 28th annual Mother’s Day Truck Convoy.

When and Where

Make-A-Wish is hosting the convoy on May 13th at Burle Business Park, which is located at 1054 New Holland Avenue, Lancaster, Pennsylvania 17601. Last year, 595 trucks participated in the Mother’s Day Convoy — and this year the event sponsors hope that 600 truckers will sign up to participate.

Grounds will open to drivers at 6:00 am, and to general public at 8:00 am.  The convoy leaves Burle Business Park at 1:30 pm.

Registration Fees

Convoy Drivers are encouraged to make the $100 minimum donation either by check payable to Make-A-Wish, 1054 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601 or by making an online donation to their fundraising page.

Driver registration includes a t-shirt and a driver gift bag. Registration must be received on or before Friday April 13th to guarantee a t-shirt.  Printable donation collection forms can be found here.

Parking Info

Burle Business Park is for TRUCK PARKING ONLY.  All others are asked to park at either Grandview Plaza on New Holland Avenue or Lancaster Catholic High School on Juliette Avenue.  There will be a shuttle running continuously from both locations to Burle Business Park and back.

26 Miles And 50 Wishes

The foundation needs the Convoy to cover the cost of 50 of the more than 75 wishes it will grant in the Susquehanna Valley this year.  Please join them as celebrate those 50 wish children and their families by telling their stories.

Tune into the Make-A-Wish social media channels and check back to their website to read about the wishes they already funded and the ones we are working on.  You can read about those wishes HERE.

Convoy History

In 1990, a young man named Matt requested a wish to ride in an 18 wheeler and speak to his sister on a CB radio. Over forty trucks and drivers showed up to grant the wish and, under the guidance of the late JC Hale, the Mother’s Day Truck Convoy was conceived.

For the past 28 years, the event has been held on Mother’s Day in Lancaster, PA. Over the years the number of trucks has grown to over 500 with over 100 wish children as passengers riding each year.

The event draws approximately 5,000 people to Burle Business Park to see the trucks, attend an auction, play games, and enjoy delicious local food.  Another 25,000 people line the 26 mile route to cheer for the trucks and wish children as they pass by.

You can check out video from last year’s Mother’s Day Convoy below.


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