Jeep Convey Raises Money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital
I had an amazing trip recently. I participated in the Jeep convoy that moved Mr. Vanderquack across the country to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
So I need to explain a few things.
Mr. Vanderquack is a 20 inch stuffed duck. He is traveling across all 50 states in the U.S. He has GPS, so you can track his progress. How is he traveling? By the help of Jeep owners (who call themselves Jeepers), they have rallied and convoyed to raise money along the route. There are leads along each stretch of the route that he takes so that he is handed off and gets to see various things on his adventures.
Jeepers are people who own Jeeps.
I drove up to Central Michigan University (CMU) and participated in his adventures with the leader of this leg (Cheryl) there. We stopped at the Michigan Vietnam Memorial and the medallion, located on campus.
Traveling with Mr. Vanderquack
We then we drove down to St. Johns Michigan to hand off to the Lansing leg who took him onto Jackson. I was honored to have Mr. Vanderquack in my Jeep from Mt. Pleasant to St. Johns.
We stopped at Bellingar’s Specialty Meats on Old 127 and the group was able to gather snacks before heading out.
I stayed on the convoy and drove to Lansing, where we were able to stop at the capital building. News crews were there to greet us and we were able to share what we were doing to the local community.
We ducked each other (a way we share kindness to other Jeep owners and promote positivity).
From Michigan, Mr. Vanderquack is headed to Indiana. Once his journey is ended, he will be raffled off and that money as well, will go to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
You can check out further details on Mr. Vanderquack at his website to see where he is. He is close to ending his journey. He has done big things and brough the Jeep community to raise money for a great cause.