On June 17th 2013, the Northern Cancer Research Foundation held their 13th annual “Rally For Dads” fundraising event for prostate cancer. I was lucky enough to have been able to attend and volunteer at this event and had a wonderful experience. When I arrived there were already a great amount of motorcycles and riders all their to take place in the ride. By 11:00am there were over 100 biker and classic cruisers ready to take off! At this year’s event the organization raised a grand total of $43,982.24 for prostate cancer research.
Did you know…Prostate cancers start in the tissue of the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer is usually a slow growing disease. According to Canadian Cancer Statistics, prostate cancer remains the most common cancer diagnosed in men in Canada, with a total of 25,500 cases expected in the year 2011. This accounts for over a quarter (27%) of new cancer cases in men.
This event was a very emotional one and touched the hearts of many who have lost loved one, especially fathers to this horrible disease. Watching all the bikes and cars take off together down Paris Street was a very powerful thing to witness and I was so grateful to be given the opportunity to help out with this event!