Hundreds of trucks gather in East Hartford for ‘Wishes-on-Wheels’ event

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EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH)– Hundreds of trucks gathered Sunday morning for the 22nd annual “Wishes-on-Wheels” truck convoy to raise money for the Make-a-Wish foundation.

The non-profit organization “Wishes-on-Wheels” hosts a family-friendly truck convoy that brings together families, friends, and community members to support children with life-threatening medical conditions.

About 500 trucks met at Rentschler Field and departed along a parade route on Interstate-84 and Interstate-384 around 9:30 a.m. The parade was followed by family fun activities for the wish families.

To date, “Wishes-on-Wheels” has donated $1,820,000 to Make-a-Wish Connecticut and in 2019 hosted 671 trucks.

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