Dozens of cars lined Interstate 84 on Sunday morning to welcome the Wishes On Wheels Truck Convoy as it passed through Connecticut in an effort to raise awareness for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Hundreds of trucks lead by law enforcement blew their horns enthusiastically as they drove past exits and overpasses filled with onlookers supporting their mission; some waving American flags in celebration of this year's theme: Patriotic USA.
In its 13th year, Wheels for Wishes raises money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Connecticut through its car donation program.
Over the past 12 years, Wheels for Wishes has raised approximately $690,000 to help the Make-A-Wish Foundation grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses in Connecticut, according to a post on the Make-A-Wish Connecticut Facebook page.
"The Wishes On Wheels, Inc. committee would like to thank all our loyal and passionate sponsors, volunteers, Make-A-Wish Families, and participants for making Wishes On Wheels more successful than we ever dreamed," read a statement on its official Facebook page.
To learn more about Wheels for Wishes, visit the Connecticut Wheels for Wishes Web site.
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