Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad Launches 8th Annual Campaign

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad Launches 8th Annual Campaign

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
The Genomic Centre for Prostate Cancer Research receives a cheque from
the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad from last year’s Ride on Friday morning. The 2016 MRFD happens May 28. (HANDOUT)

Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for DadA fundraising awareness campaign to fight prostate cancer is revving up support to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad kicked off its 8th annual campaign on Friday, adding to the more than $1.2 million raised in the past seven years for prostate cancer research and education. All funds remain in Manitoba.

“I wouldn’t be here today if I had avoided being tested,” said Ed Johner, prostate cancer survivor and MRFD spokesperson. “That’s our message to men and their families — the best way to fight prostate cancer is with early diagnosis.”

It’s estimated 23,600 men in Canada will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2016.

Celebrity ride captains this year include Blue Bomber alumni Doug Brown and Obby Khan, women’s motocross champion Ami Houde, and Winnipeg Jets assistant coach Charlie Huddy.

More than 1,400 motorcycle enthusiasts will head out on the highway Saturday, May 28 for the Motorcycle Ride for Dad.

Visit ridefordad.ca/manitoba to register to ride or make a pledge.

ChrisD.ca is proud to be a gold corporate sponsor of this year’s event.


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