Ride For Dad Raises $50k

Wednesday June 4th, 2014

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Organizers of this year’s Ride for Dad are pleased with the success of the event.

More than 650 riders took part in this year’s ride, that took place this Sunday raising $50,000 for the fight against prostate cancer.

The ride was a day of fun for a serious cause. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed men’s cancer. One in seven Canadian men will be diagnosed with this disease. Twelve men will die from it today.

“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. Men need to get checked, they need to talk about it, and the TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad gives them a reason to.”

“This Ride attracts hundreds of motorcycle enthusiasts from our region that want to give back to their community and fight prostate cancer, and non-riders also get involved by becoming champions, making donations, or by volunteering at the event,” says Ian Bentley, Ride Captain. “We give where we ride! We’ve raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for prostate cancer research and awareness in the Windsor-Essex region thanks to this generous community, and we can’t wait to do it again next year so we can raise even more!”

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