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Truckers rev engines for charity

Published On: Nov 10 2012 07:00:00 PM EST   Updated On: Nov 11 2012 06:39:01 PM EST

Truck Club raises funds


Rumbling engines and black smoke are not your typical fundraiser.  Dozens of diesel pick-up trucks traveled to Tilden Township in Berks County Saturday to do more then rev their engines.

"Here we are today for the first annual Turbo's For Tata's raising for breast cancer, and we're raising a bunch of money," said organizer Tom Hassler.

The call came out from Hassler's Diesel and Dirty Diesels.  Over the years the groups had grown and they wanted to hit the road for something meaningful.


"We're going to hopefully be able to donate a pretty big chunk of change to charity," said Josh Collester.  "So that's what it's all about."

The convoy shifted into gear and came out strong.  The parking-lot was packed with trucks supporting the cause.

"We actually had people from out of state, we had New Jersey, guy drove down from Connecticut, we have people from all over coming in for this," added Hassler.

Pink was the color of the day.  Every dollar raised will go to help folks fighting breast cancer.

"We're selling t-shirts for $20 and we're donating 100% of the proceeds to charity."

After about two hours the trucks started their engines, cruising the diesels to Lancaster County.

The groups raised more than $3,000 Saturday.  They hope to hold the event again, just bigger and better.

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