GATS 2019 is on the Horizon

The Great American Trucking Show for 2019 is just a week or so away. This years’ show will be held on August 22-24, 2019 at the Kay Bailey Hutchinson Convention Center (formerly Dallas Convention Center).
The Landstar Health & Wellness Pavilion will again be a big part of the show with a wide variety of free health screenings for all attendees.

Here is a list of the FREE screenings that will be offered this year:

Height, Weight, BMI and Blood Pressure testing                  Blood Sugar Testing                       Hemoglobin A1C Testing                                                            DOT Physical Exams for $55
Kidney Function Analysis                                                           Nutrition Screening
Chiropractor (Evaluations)                                                         Diabetes Education             Glucose Level Testing                                                                   Cholesterol Level Testing
Blood Drive (10th ANNIVERSARY YEAR)

As always, we love our friends at Randall-Reilly who operate the show and host us each year. We’ve been hard at work to make this years’ the best yet!!

It’s going to be great!


Mobile Mammogram Unit Returns to GATS

For the fifth straight year The Landstar Health and Wellness pavilion at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas will feature a mobile mammogram unit to provide this possibly life saving health screening.

Thanks to the generosity of many individuals and companies, we were able to provide 49 mammograms in 2018 at no charge to those in need. This was the second highest total we have achieved since this effort began back in 2015.

If you would like to donate so that we can hopefully provide even more screenings this year, please visit our GoFundme page at:


If you would like a receipt for your tax deductible donation please send your check to:

Truckers United for Charities
11141 S. County Line Hwy.
Ottawa Lake, Mi. 49267

Please make sure to to put the word “MAMMOGRAMS” in the memo section of your check.

A special thanks to Methodist Dallas Medical Center for providing their mobile mammogram unit. We look forward to working with them again this year and for many years to come.


Onramp to Health Would Like To Thank the Following People For Their Donations to the Mobile Mammogram Unit Fundraiser 2019:

Jon Osburn                                              Les Willis
Idella Hansen (Twice)                           Rick Ash
RoniHazel Sherman (Twice)                Cheryl Ibana-Bean
Deb and Del LaBree                               Shannon Currier
Beth and Kenn Zelten                            Leslie Warner
Ellen Voie                                                 Jenn & Albert Kohl
Leslie Allison-Seei                                  Pat Hockaday
Lee and Sara Brau                                  Cindy Kaps
Christine Gray                                         Carmen Anderson


Splish Splash for a Good Cause


This years’ attendees of the Great American Trucking Show will have a chance to “dunk” some well known celebrities for a good cause. All proceeds will benefit the St. Christopher Fund. Here’s the schedule:

Friday                                                                      Saturday
5:30-6:00  Claire Marie and Jimmy Mac
6:00-6:30  Shannon Currier                            5:00-5:30 Elizabeth Sweet
6:30-7:00  KC Phillips (Sirius XM)                5:30-6:00 Hope Zvara
7:00-7:30   Jimmy Nevarez                              6:00-6:30 Paul Marhoefer
7:30-8:00  Brad James                                     6:30-7:00 Tony Justice
8:00-8:30  Mandy Jo Pinheiro                        7:00-7:30 Bill Weaver
8:30-9:00  Jacinda Duran                                7:30-8:00 Ken Freeman
9:00-9:30  Les Willis                                         8:15-8:45 Taylor Barker
9:30-10:00 Eric Harley (Red Eye Radio)      8:45-9:15  Lee Fisher

Come on out to Truck Parking after the show for some great music, food, fun, Saturday nite auction to benefit St. Christopher Fund, truck service, truck wash, pet grooming, laundry service and so much more.


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Part 1- Defining the End of Cancer
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Part 3- Evolution and Future of Cancer Treatments
Part 4- The Technology changing Cancer Care
Part 5- The Truth About Cancer Prevention
Part 6- Getting to the End of Cancer


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