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What child doesn’t dream about getting behind the wheel of a fire truck, garbage truck or helicopter? These are among the more than 30 large vehicles available for children to climb aboard and explore at Touch a Truck on Saturday, March 18, at Hank Aaron Stadium.
The event, the first of its kind in Mobile, kicks off at 10 a.m. with a noise-free hour for those sensitive to sound, and concludes at 2 p.m. Admission is $20 per car. Proceeds benefit pediatric cancer research at USA Mitchell Cancer Institute and Adoption Rocks.
“We’re excited to advance pediatric cancer research with this family-friendly event,” said Kelly McCarron, director of development at MCI. “Touch a Truck gives kids the opportunity to climb aboard the real-life versions of the toys they play with, as well as interact with the workers who operate them.”
Among the wide assortment of vehicles participating in the event are an excavator, an ambulance, a school bus, a veterinary service truck, a crane, a street sweeper and an RV. Food trucks will be available to provide refreshments.
Sponsors include Bay Landscaping, Mobile City Council Member Bess Rich, Abraham Mitchell, and Mr. and Mrs. Dean Parker.
MCI is the only academic cancer research and treatment institute on the upper Gulf Coast, offering patient-centered cancer therapies and providing basic scientific research to better understand and treat cancer. Dr. Erin Ahn leads a team of researchers investigating the molecular mechanisms involved in leukemia, the most common cancer in children and teens.
Adoption Rocks is a nonprofit organization providing confidential and compassionate information about adoption to women who are facing unplanned pregnancies.
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