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Trucker’s parade raises millions

Crowds lined the streets for the 20th Truckers Parade Against Cancer on Saturday, Oct. 9, to see trucks carrying banners in honor of, or in memory of, someone who has been affected by the disease.

Over the past 19 years, the event has raised around $1.2 million for the fight against cancer.

This year’s event is set to raise close to $150,000.

“It is hard to explain the feeling in the air when you witness just how many lives have been touched by this disease,” explained Co-Founder and team member Shelia Jones.

The parade route traveled approximately 15 miles throughout the county before ending at Southside Virginia Community College in Keysville.