More than 1.2 million men in Canada have prostate cancer and 80 per cent of them don’t know it. The TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD) continues to fight prostate cancer and is celebrating 10 YEARS in 2018. The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad has raised over $1.85M in the past nine years and with the help of Riders and pledge donors will surpass $2M this year. All proceeds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.
Over 1,500 motorcycle enthusiasts will head out on the highway, Saturday, May 26, 2018, 10:00 AM, starting at Earls Polo Park. The first leg of the Ride is a police escorted parade west on Portage Avenue to Assiniboia Downs, then north to Selkirk, Gimli and back for a wind-up event at Cowboys, Canad Inns Windsor Park.
The TELUS Motorcycle Ride for Dad is a Canada-wide fundraiser bringing together motorcycle enthusiasts, cancer survivors, community leaders and local police services. The objectives of the 2018 MRFD are to surpass the record for registered riders (1,510) set in 2017 and pledge donations (over $350,000) also set in 2017.
The TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad organizing committee is led by Kirk Van Alstyne and Moe Sabourin of the Winnipeg Police Association (WPA).
2018 Celebrity Ride Captains are Doug Brown & Obby Khan, Winnipeg Blue Bomber Alumni; Ami Houde, women’s motocross champion; Charlie Huddy, Assistant Coach, Winnipeg Jets; and Gord Leclerc, news anchor, CTV. The title sponsor is TELUS and the regional presenting sponsor is PlayNow.com.
“All funds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education,” said Sabourin. “Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among men. In fact, one in seven Canadian men will contract prostate cancer in their lifetime. Early diagnosis is the key so get checked.”
In conjunction with the MRFD again this year is a motorcycle raffle for a 2018 Indian Chieftain. Tickets can be purchased at all Windsor Plywood locations and at Headingley Sport Shop.
Register for the 2018 TELUS Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad online by visiting www.ridefordad.ca/manitoba
Pledge donors are encouraged to support the cause and you don’t have to be a Rider to make a pledge.