Felling Trailers, Inc. conducted its seventh annual online auction of an FT-3 drop deck utility trailer to benefit a non-profit organization: Children’s Cancer Research Fund (CCRF). A bid of $4,500 won the online auction that closed on Saturday, October 5, 2019. The bid winner was Dan Zehnder of New Berlin, WI.
Zehnder had seen the Trailer for a Cause on display in Felling's parking lot while on a business trip that brought him through Sauk Centre. When asked what motivated him to bid on the trailer, he said, "I appreciated the opportunity to participate in the auction for four main reasons:
- Live Generously. I believe opportunities like this provide each of us a chance to be generous and, in one way, give thanks for the blessings in our lives as we share with others.
- Family Business / Corporate Responsibility. Actions such as this hosted by Felling Trailers tell our communities and our associates that "we all matter." It’s more than just the day-to-day work requirement; it’s all of us being family and caring for each other. A great corporate message.
- Support Felling. I wanted to show my support of Felling by bidding.
- A quality product. I could use a new light-duty trailer! I'll give it a good home.”
The 2019 Trailer for a Cause FT-3 was shipped to one of Felling's dealer locations, Yes Equipment & Services LLC, in Milwaukee, WI, where Zehnder then took delivery of the trailer.
“I picked up the trailer from YES the other afternoon. All went very smoothly. Doug (Doug Demuth of Yes Equipment & Service, LLC.) was a big help to me in the process. A great dealer on your behalf. They (Yes Equipment & Service, LLC.) are a very good team,” Zehnder says.
The 2019 Trailer for a Cause FT-3 utility trailer was painted in CCRF's signature grey color and donned the CCRF emblem. Several Felling Trailers' suppliers joined in to support CCRF through sponsorship of the trailer build, from lighting to tires to paint.
The 2019 Trailer for a Cause sponsors were:
- PPG Industries
- ndustrial Wood
Felling Trailers wanted to generate awareness about childhood cancer along with the research funding and resources that the Children's Cancer Research Fund (CCRF) has to offer those individuals and families it affects. The online auction ran for eight days, from Saturday, September 28 at 12:00 PM CST through Saturday, October 5 at 12:00 PM CST ending with Zehnder's winning bid of $4,500. One hundred percent of the $4,500 winning bid benefits the Children's Cancer Research Fund.
Children's Cancer Research Fund is a national organization dedicated to curing childhood cancer by investing in the most effective research, collaborating with the most talented minds, inspiring and educating advocates worldwide to take action, and supporting families.
Children's Cancer Research Fund invests in groundbreaking research that is leading to better treatments and cures for children with cancer. CCRF also funds vital family support services and advocates for childhood cancer education and awareness. Since 1981, CCRF donors have helped fund research that has revolutionized the way childhood cancer is treated worldwide. Children's Cancer Research Fund is a national nonprofit, and thanks to donors and partners around the country, has contributed $170 million to research education and awareness, and quality-of-life programs for childhood cancer families. CCRF believes kids deserve safer, less toxic treatments, and is committed to funding groundbreaking research and services that enhance healing and care. Visit childrenscancer.org or call 877-457-1091 to learn more.