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Thursday May 1st, 2014

Posted at 7:34pm

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Windsor’s TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad launched their 2014 fundraising campaign for prostate cancer research and awareness on Thursdays. The launch marked the beginning of their four-week fundraising initiative to gather support and pledges for their motorcycle ride being held in Windsor and Essex County on June 1st.

The ride will be a day of fun for a serious cause. “Prostate cancer is a needless killer for men,” said Shane Miles, chair of the Windsor chapter. “The more the community is aware and educated about prostate cancer, the less chance there is to lose the men in our lives to this terrible disease. The TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad not only raises funds to fight this disease, but it also gives men and their families a reason to talk about it.”

“This Ride attracts one thousand motorcycle enthusiasts from our region that want to give back to their community, but we also want non-riders to get involved by becoming a champion, making a donation, or volunteering at the event,” says Miles. “We give where we ride! We’ve raised over $175,000 for prostate cancer research and awareness in the Windsor and Essex County region, and this year our objective is to raise an additional $50,000, and we need the communities support to reach this goal. We encourage everyone to reach deep into their pockets – do it for your dad, your brother, and your friends!”

This year’s Windsor ride will begin at Festival Plaza, and will follow Riverside Drive east to Lauzon Road and then making its way to Super Bowl Lanes at Forest Glade Drive.

From here riders continue on their own or in groups to four of the five poker stop locations including the Rochester Golf Club, Billy’s Pub, Waterfront Bar & Grille in Leamington, The Meadows and then heads throught through Amherstburg, LaSalle, down Ojibway Parkway, heading back to the Festival Plaza.

Motorcycle riders, prostate cancer patients and their families, and non-riders can learn more about participating and donating by visiting their website here.

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