Saturday’s Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad raised a staggering amount for the fight against prostate cancer, organizers have revealed.
The fourth annual event brought in more than $100,000 from some 834 riders — a new record. The throng of bikers began at Earls Polo Park and cruised west down Portage Avenue to Assiniboine Downs, north to Gimli and back.
“The awareness we have raised promoting early detection of prostate cancer is very gratifying,” said event spokesperson and prostate cancer survivor Ed Johner. “I was lucky, my cancer was discovered by my doctor during a routine check-up. Now more and more men and their families are becoming aware of the need for early diagnosis — all it takes is a simple PSA test.”
Since its inception, the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad has raised nearly $350,000.