Nearly 60 cars participate in St. Jude Corvette Drive for cancer patients
WASHINGTON (WEEK) - The sound of Corvettes revving up could be heard in Central Illinois Thursday morning as they took off on a yearly trip to Memphis to raise money for kids with cancer.
The 10th Annual St. Jude Corvette Drive kicked off as 57 cars cruised out of Uftring Chevrolet in Washington around 7 a.m.
The drive benefits the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
On their way to Memphis, the group of Corvette enthusiasts and St. Jude supporters will be joined by drivers in St. Louis and Louisville.
Andrew Black, the president of the drive, says the ride is emotional for everyone involved.
“Every driver, I think, goes through some Kleenex along the way because when it gets right down to the brass tax, this is a fun event with a bunch of your peers, but we all know why we’re doing this: to raise money for sick kids,” Black said.
Since it began 10 years ago, the St. Jude Corvette Drive has raised more than $1.6 million. It helps ensure that families don’t get billed for treatment, so that they can focus on their child instead of money.
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