Country star Wynonna Judd is loaded up and ready to roll for a 18-wheeled benefit, leading the lineup of a concert to help truckers in need.
Dubbed Highway to Hope and benefiting The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund, the show will be headlined by Wynonna on May 16 at 6 p.m. CST, and features a number of trucker-friendly stars. John Schneider (of Dukes of Hazzard fame), Billy Dean, Lindsay Lawler and Heath Sanders will also perform, and the event will be hosted by trucking-focused Radio Nemo voice, Jimmy Mac.
Tickets for the livestream event go for $20 on the SCF website at truckersfund.org, which will also be the site for the livestream. And money raised will go to The St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund, a 501(c)(3) charity aimed at supporting drivers when illness or injury impacts their ability to drive. More than 70 percent of the 3.5 million professional truck drivers in the U.S. have one or more serious health problems such as obesity, diabetes, sleep disorders and cardiovascular disease, the organization says. And since they work long, irregular hours, far away from home, it can be hard to take care of those issues before they get out of hand.
“The first ever Highway to Hope benefit concert will be a fun virtual event bringing our industry together, at a time when we are far apart, to raise support for SCF and our highway heroes with amazing artists that want to give back to this industry. We hope you will join us for a night of music and celebration,” says Shannon Currier, Director of Philanthropy and Development with St. Christopher Truckers Relief Fund.
The organization has so far spent more than $3.5 million helping over 3,000 drivers, and more information can be found at truckersfund.org.