Cruisin’ for a Cure 2018
Customs congregate for a Charity cause
Every weekend, all across the country, there are automotive events big and small. These events are held for certain types of vehicles, specific makes or models, or in this case, to benefit a worthy cause. Cruisin’ for a Cure is the world’s largest one-day charity car show with over 3,000 vehicles on display and over 200 vendors. Debbie Baker, whose husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer, started Cruisin’ for a Cure in 2000. The non-profit operation is run completely by volunteers in order to maximize the donation that goes directly towards prostate cancer research to find a cure. Free PSA tests are available every year at the show. Over the past several years, more than 10,000 men have been tested at the show and hundreds of lives have been saved.
This year’s event was held on Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 but the work began the day before with vendor setup and preparations for the mass influx of arrivals in the early morning hours the day of the show. On Saturday, the gates of the Orange County Fair and Events Center opened at 4:30 A.M. to allow a total of 3,197 vehicles to enter for the day. Other impressive numbers from the day include 20,000 spectators and 909 men tested (a record) for prostate cancer. Check out some of the amazing trucks that rolled through this year and for more information cruise on over to cruisinforacure.com.