A prostate cancer awareness campaign leading up to the 2015 Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad was launched on Thursday.
The Canada-wide fundraiser will bring together motorcycle enthusiasts, cancer survivors, community leaders and local police services for the ride on May 30. Last year, 1,437 registered riders helped raise more than $286,000 to fight prostate cancer.
During today’s launch at McPhillips Station Casino, organizers turned over a cheque with the 2014 proceeds to Dr. Sabine Mai, director of the Manitoba Institute of Cell Biology and Brian Sprott, chair of the Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group.
“Our goals are to spread awareness of the need for early detection of prostate cancer and to increase the number of registered riders, pledge donors and funds raised each year,” said Ed Johner, prostate cancer survivor and Motorcycle Ride for Dad spokesperson.
“All funds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.”
Registration for the 2015 Ride for Dad is open by visiting ridefordad.ca/manitoba.
ChrisD.ca is proud to once again be an official sponsor of this year’s Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad.