You’re invited to participate in the 9th annual Motorcycle Ride for Dad on June 18 – this Saturday – in Calgary. The ride raises funds to fight prostate cancer through research and education. The organization has donated more than $15,000,000.00 to the cause and has sponsored prostate cancer testing for over 1,500 men at various events in our city. All of the money that the riders raise stays here in Calgary.
Many men will have the opportunity to have free prostate cancer testing Man Van™ events throughout the city, which raise awareness and bringing the PSA testing out to where the men are. The Calgary Chapter will sponsor 10 Man Van™ events in 2016. The van has been operated by the Prostate Cancer Centre since 2009, and offers free Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) blood tests to men over 40 years old. PSA is a protein produced by prostate cells and can assist in the diagnosis of the cancer.
This year’s Motorcycle Ride for Dad will last approximately 2.5 – 3 Hours. It will begin with a parade of motorcycles escorted by the Calgary Police Service through the city, followed by a scenic country poker tour. Afterward, riders can enjoy a live & silent auction, door prizes, awards and a BBQ at the Springbank Park For All Seasons Community Centre 32224A Springbank Rd.
In 2014 over 600 riders participated in the 8th “Motorcycle Ride for Dad.” Last year 430 riders attended and raised $55,275 for the Prostate Cancer Institute in Calgary. You can make this year’s event another success by participating in the ride or by helping to raise funds. Corporate sponsorships, donations in kind, auction items or prizes are all appreciated.
You can register online at www.ridefordad.ca. Alternatively, you can register on site today (Friday June 17th) from 5:30 pm or register before the race tomorrow (Saturday, June 18th) starting at 8:30 am. The cost for riders is $30 which includes your BBQ ticket. You can also create your own team and register online to raise funds for the ride. Registered participants will receive a chance to win a custom motorcycle, valued at $124,000, for every $200 in donations raised!
The ride will be departing from the First Alliance Church parking lot at 10:30 am Saturday, June 18th.
For more information, visit the Ride for Dad website or contact one of the executives:
Steve Adair, Co-Chair 2016, 403-369-0044, firstname.lastname@example.org
Blair Nicholls, Co-Chair 2016 403-612-3301, Blair.email@example.com
Ron Parkinson, Sponsorship 2016, 403-815-4424, firstname.lastname@example.org
David Saxby, Sponsorship, 403 585-9870, email@example.com