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THE 15TH ANNUAL MANITOBA MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR DAD KICKS OFF THE FIGHT AGAINST PROSTATE CANCER
RIDE DAY – SATURDAY MAY 27, 2023
PRE-REGISTRATION: THURSDAY MAY 25 & FRIDAY MAY 26 – 4PM TO 8PM – EARLS POLO PARK
WINNIPEG, MB: The 15th annual Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad (MRFD) happens Saturday, May 27, 2023. The six-week prostate cancer awareness and education campaign kicked off today with the media campaign Powered by BMW Motorrad and regional presenting sponsor, PlayNow.
“Today we officially launched our 15th Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad campaign fighting prostate cancer,” said Kirk Van Alstyne, Co-Chair, MRFD. “Over the next six weeks, leading up to Ride Day, May 27, our organizing committee and media partners will be working hard to inform Manitobans of the importance of early detection of prostate cancer. We invite all motorcycle enthusiasts to join the fight by registering for the Ride online and collecting pledge donations – visit, ridefordad.ca/manitoba.”
The campaign kick-off event was hosted by MRFD Gold Sponsor, Trans Canada Brewing Co., who kindly support the Motorcycle Ride for Dad with sales revenue from the MRFD’s official beer – Straight Pipe Blond Ale.
Proceeds from the 2022 MRFD – $320,000 – were presented to the Genomic Centre for Prostate Cancer Research and Manitoba Prostate Cancer Support Group representing Manitoba prostate cancer researchers. Over the past fourteen years, the Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad has raised over $3.5M in the fight against prostate cancer. Proceeds stay in Manitoba for prostate cancer research and education.
The 2023 Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad starts at Earls Polo Park and continues with a police escorted parade west on Portage Avenue to Assiniboia Downs, then on to Selkirk, Gimli and back for the wind-up event at Cowboys, Canad Inns Windsor Park.
More than 1.2 million men in Canada have prostate cancer and 80 per cent of them don’t know it. Ed Johner, prostate cancer survivor and Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad spokesperson, says a simple three-minute test can save your life. “I wouldn’t be here today if I had avoided being tested,” said Johner. “That’s our message to men and their families – the best way to fight prostate cancer is with early diagnosis.”
The Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad organizing committee is led by Kirk Van Alstyne and Moe Sabourin of the Winnipeg Police Association (WPA). “Last year’s return to the single Ride Day format was awesome,” said Van Alstyne. “We anticipate another huge turnout of registered Riders this year and everyone is looking forward to a great Ride Day. Thank you to all pledge donors, registered Riders, volunteers and sponsors.”
Register for the 2023 Manitoba Motorcycle Ride for Dad or make a pledge donation online by visiting www.ridefordad.ca/manitoba