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Dr. Hook In the Community: Relay for Life



Dr Hook Winnipeg Relay For Life Letter

When a call comes from the Winnipeg community, Dr. Hook Towing answers with enthusiasm. We consider it an honour to help organizations throughout our city with their charitable projects that help others.

There is no other way to put it – cancer is one of, if not the most scary diseases that one can ever be diagnosed with. Over 200 different strains of cancer have been identified, ranging from prostate, to breast to skin cancer.

It perhaps comes as no surprise then that cancer research is a focus for so many Manitobans, and why the Canadian Cancer Society’s Relay for Life has become one of the primary fundraising events of the year.

As described on the Society’s website, Relay for Life ” is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-hour overnight fundraising event that brings you and your community together to celebrate life and fight cancer. Relay has a festival-like atmosphere that your family, friends and co-workers can enjoy regardless of age or fitness level!”

Just how big is this event? 2012 saw more than $51 million raised across Canada by over 17,000 teams – a phenomenal number, no matter how you slice it.

Dr. Hook was pleased to provide our trucks to deliver gators to the Winnipeg Relay for Life, which took place on May 24. It’s satisfying to know that we played a part in making the event an enjoyable one for all participants, who all told raised in excess of $255,000!

We are extremely proud of our team and the help they gave to the Winnipeg Relay for Life event, and honoured to be given the opportunity to once again provide assistance for a Winnipeg community event.

Dr. Hook #1 at United Way Truck Pull

Dr. Hook in United Way Truck Pull

Congratulations to our team who participated in the 2nd Annual Manitoba Trucking Association sponsored United Way Truck Pull.

Six companies had entered the fundraiser -Bison Transport, Beaver Trucks, Dr. Hook, Maxim Truck & Trailer, Payne Transportation and Sysco Foods. Each had a team of ten team members who exhibited their spirit by pulling a 20,000lb truck 150 feet.

Out Dr. Hook team showed incredible heart and pulled their way to a #1 victory! More importantly, the event raised $3000 for the United Way.

Join Us at the United Way Truck Pull

Last year we were proud to be involved in the first ever “Industry Related” Truck Pull event in support of United Way. It was a huge success and we had a great time!

This year the event will be held at Polo Park Shopping Centre parking log (facing St James) on Thursday, October 13, 5:00pm. The Dr. Hook team will be participating again and hope to make this year an even bigger success!

As part of the 400 for-hire trucking companies in Manitoba, we feel it’s important to participate in events which showcase the industries commitment to community support for worthwhile causes in the communities we operate in.

Be sure to join the fun!