The 2018 Avalon Motorcycle Ride For Dad hits the road to raise money and awareness for a worthy cause.
If you’re going to ride, ride for someone you care about. That’s a nice sentiment, isn’t it? At the Motorcycle Ride For Dad, that idea has spawned from spark to full blown fireworks show.
The Motorcycle Ride For Dad is an organization that raises funds for the fight against prostate cancer through research and awareness. As of 2018, over 250,000 men, women and children have been involved with the ride, with over $27 million raised towards prostate cancer treatment and awareness.
A Cause That Matters
In this province, the Avalon Motorcycle Ride For Dad has carried on that lineage of hitting the pavement for a cause that matters, with thousands of participants and donors, along with hundreds of volunteers, helping to raise over $1.2 million for Prostate Cancer Research & Public Awareness in Newfoundland and Labrador.
“At the Avalon Motorcycle Ride For Dad, our philosophy is that we give where we live,” shares Kristine Hamlyn, Director of Communications & Advertising for Avalon Motorcycle Ride For Dad. “In other words, the funds we raise here in this province, stay in this province to benefit the people and communities who helped raise them in the first place.”
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian men. It generally affects men over 40 years of age, with an estimated 24,000 cases diagnosed this year alone. Statistically speaking, one in seven Canadian men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime, and on average, 470 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every week.
Pre-registration begins Friday June 15th from 3-8pm at Newfoundland Power in Kenmount Road on St. John’s. The ride begins on Saturday June 16th at 10:00 am, following registration and the opening ceremonies. For more information or to register visit www.ridefordad.ca/avalon.
For our full interview with the team behind the Avalon Motorcycle Ride For Dad pick up this weeks issue of The Newfoundland Herald, in stores and online now.