CDL holders attending this summer's Great American Trucking Show in Dallas may have the opportunity to get a free mammogram screening, a service that usually costs up to $300. The Trucking Solutions Group has begun a fundraising campaign generate $30,000 needed to bring the mobile mammogram service to the truck show and cover the cost of the screenings.
The group has organized a health pavilion with the show management that will offer a variety of free health screenings to all drivers and attendees of the show. The mobile mammogram unit will be part of the Landstar Fit for the Road Health and Wellness Pavilion.
The group says 100% of all funds raised will be applied to the cost of the mammograms. Any funds collected above this goal will be donated to the St. Christopher Truckers Development and Relief Fund (St. Christopher Fund).
Those wishing to contribute can make a tax deductible donation to the St. Christopher Fund – Mammogram campaign at PO Box 30763, Knoxville, Tn. 37930.
The group has also created a fundraising page for the event through gofundme. Those wishing to contribute are asked to visit the gofundme page set up for the campaign.
The Trucking Solutions Group began in 2008 for members to share best practices in the trucking industry and assist each other with improving their businesses. The Driver Health Council, a committee within the Group, is dedicated to raising awareness of health issues in the industry. The Council began Health Awareness Walks in 2010, blood drives in 2011 and holds them at various trucking industry conferences and events.
GATS takes place August 27-29, 2015 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center (formerly Dallas Convention Center).