What started as a fun social media post between a husband and wife challenging their friends has turned into a national movement to raise money for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and that movement is coming to Vestal.

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The story of Mr. Vanderquack began when a husband and wife team posted to social media that they’d thought of a challenge for fellow Jeep lovers to move a 20 inch giant duck plushie around all 50 states via Jeep and in the process, would raise money for sick kids.

Not only would the stuffed duck move, but he would be passed off with luggage which includes a GPS tracker and a travel passport where people can document each city and Jeep owner who transports him.

Mr. Vanderquack’s journey has taken him all over the United States and he’s on the road again, traveling between one Jeep owner and another, raising money to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The goal is for Mr. Vanderquack to see all 50 states and through his travels, to raise $100,000 for kids with cancer.

via Mr. Vanderquack Facebook
via Mr. Vanderquack Facebook

If you’d like to help make a difference in the lives of kids under the care of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and lay eyes on the one and only Mr. Vanderquack, he’ll be at the Vestal Elks Lodge at 2071 Vestal Parkway West on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. From 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., Mr. Vanderquack will serve as a guest bartender and all tips will be given to St. Jude.

You can learn more about Mr. Vanderquack's Jeep Convoy and also track him here.

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