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Over-the-road trucking company Big G Express announced plans to hold its sixth annual motorcycle ride benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital on June 5.
The charity ride is being organized in partnership with the Tennessee Trucking Foundation. The goal is to support St. Jude’s mission to educate, as well as to treat and defeat childhood life-threatening diseases such as cancer.
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“I’m so excited about the ride,” Tim Chelette, driver and fundraiser organizer with Big G Express, said in a statement. “This year, we’re going to be escorted by the Tennessee Highway Patrol [coordinated by the Tennessee Trucking Foundation] from the time we leave the Big G yard all the way to Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse. We’re going to be going in style, lights flashing and all.”
The ride is approximately 75 miles starting in Mount Juliet, Tenn., and ending at Jim Oliver’s Smokehouse Restaurant in Monteagle, Tenn. Once at the restaurant, all riders will be included in door prize drawings, and a fundraiser auction will be held.
Big G riders and supporters raised $25,000 last year. The fundraiser has collected $56,000 over its first five years.
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