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Truck show raises money to fight cancer

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EARLVILLE (KWWL) -

Hundreds of people are attending a truck and tractor show this weekend in Delaware County.

It's unlike most others.

The overriding theme of the weekend?

Beating cancer.

The Tri-State Raceway in Earlville is a popular spot on a Friday night.

A truck pull turns heads.

Also turning heads?

This semi - called "Destination Unknown".

It's a tribute truck to cancer survivors and those who have lost their battle with cancer.

It will travel around the country to raise money to beat cancer.

"The 23rd of February, the only thing we had there was the engine and transmission so this was still being worked on yesterday," said Eldon Jaeger.

Bob Kirsch drove a tractor in this event.

He survived a bout with prostate cancer a few years ago.

"It was a shock. I didn't know what was going to happen. If they could do it with chemo or radiation or have to have surgery and I thought surgery was probably gonna be my last option but....it was a shock and it was hard," said Kirsch.

At many Relays for Life, there's a survivor's lap. Here, there's a survivors convoy, where many are behind the wheel or on the passenger side.

Around 100 semis rolled in single file in front of the racetrack's crowd, hoping to help spur others to join their fight - and do what they can to join in to beat cancer and help others still in their battle like 9-year-old Anna Hancock.

"Just to be invited to it puts tears in my eyes. It's pretty awesome. Cool to support cancer patients, especially pediatric ones," said Anna's mother, Audrey Reed.

Last year, Midwest Pride in Your Ride raised more than $61,000.

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