Touch-a-Truck charity event on Oct. 2
by Staff Writer
The family-focused event brings together a variety of vehicles for kids to explore up close. In previous years helicopters, dump trucks, fire trucks, police cars and NASCAR cars have participated. There will also be a variety of activities on site for young children such as face painting, and an inflatable playground..
Tickets are free but there is a suggested $3 donation.
This is the fourth year of Touch a Truck. The last two events have generated more than $11,000 benefiting lung cancer research and attracted nearly 2,500 attendees.
The event began after Cornelius resident Bo Johnson was diagnosed with lung cancer in May 2006. After six rounds of chemotherapy, Johnson realized that lung cancer research lacked financial support and he and his wife, Christi, created Addi’s Cure. Bo lost his three-year battle with cancer in 2009, but events like Touch a Truck carry on in his honor.