Ride for Dad Raises Money to Fight Prostate Cancer

Posted on: May 23rd, 2016

You’re invited to participate in the 9th annual “Motorcycle Ride for Dad” on June 18 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. Prostate cancer testing for over 1,500 men has also been sponsored at various events in our city.  All of the money that the riders raise stays here in Calgary.

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This year many men will also have the opportunity to have free prostate cancer testing. The Calgary Chapter will sponsor 10 Man Van™ events throughout the city, raising awareness and bringing the PSA testing out to where the men are.   Operated by the Prostate Cancer Centre since 2009, the van 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.

Man Van Ride for Dad

This year’s ride will be 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.

Ride for Dad 1

You can register online at www.ridefordad.ca. Alternatively, you can register on site Friday June 17th from 5:30 pm or register before the race on 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!

Ride for Dad 2016

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, esucal@gmail.com

Blair Nicholls, Co-Chair 2016 403-612-3301, Blair.mrfd@gmail.com

Ron Parkinson, Sponsorship 2016, 403-815-4424, ron.parkinson001@gmail.com

David Saxby, Sponsorship, 403 585-9870, davidsparkcom@gmail.com

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