Motorcyclists ride for prostate cancer funds

On June 13, the leather-clad bikers in the news won’t just be cruising the streets but also raising money for a cause.

On June 13, the leather-clad bikers in the news won’t just be cruising the streets but also raising money for a cause.

The third annual Motorcycle Ride for Dad has riders collect pledges for prostate cancer research and education.

According to organizers, an estimated one million men in Canada have prostate cancer; of those, approximately 800,000 are unaware of it.

“We rely on the women to get their husbands, boyfriends and loved ones to go for tests,” said Jim Stewart, director of advertising and education for the event.

Last year Edmonton raised more money than all but one of the other 22 participating cities.

“To heck with beating Ottawa, let’s just beat Calgary again,” said Gord Steinke, last year’s celebrity ride captain.

 
 
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