Ride for Dad 2019 Campaign Kicks Off with $320K for Cancer Research

Ride for Dad 2019 Campaign Kicks Off with $320K for Cancer Research

Motorcycle Ride for Dad Cheque
A cheque for $320,000 is presented by the executive of the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad on Friday, April 12, 2019. (MRFD / HANDOUT)
Obby Khan - Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad
Obby Khan, Winnipeg Blue Bomber alumni and celebrity ride captain, prepares his hog at the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad last year. The 2019 ride takes place Saturday, May 25. (CHRISD.CA FILE)

The campaign to the 11th annual TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad officially kicked off Friday with a cheque presentation for proceeds raised during last year’s ride.

Ride for Dad executives presented $320,000 to Manitoba prostate cancer researchers, Dr. Sabine Mai of the Genomic Centre for Prostate Cancer Research and Joe Borsa of the Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group.

“Over the next six weeks, leading up to Ride Day, our organizing committee and media partners will be working hard to inform Manitobans of the importance of early detection of prostate cancer,” said Moe Sabourin, president, Winnipeg Police Association and co-chair of the Ride for Dad.

“We invite all motorcycle enthusiasts to join the fight by registering for the Ride online and collecting pledge donations.”

Over the past 10 years, the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad has raised nearly $2.1 million with proceeds staying in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.

The 2019 ride takes place Saturday, May 25 and begins at Earls Polo Park, eventually leading all the way to Gimli and back. Organizers are hoping to surpass 1,510 registered riders this year and more than $355,000.

This year’s celebrity ride captains are former Winnipeg Blue Bombers Doug Brown and Obby Khan, women’s motocross champion Ami Houde, Winnipeg Jets assistant coach Charlie Huddy, and CTV Winnipeg news anchor Gord Leclerc.

For more information and to register/donate, visit RideforDad.ca/Manitoba.

ChrisD.ca is a proud media sponsor of the TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad.



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