Dear Friends, Family and Colleagues,
As most of you know, Amy (my daughter) and I have been fundraising for the fight against prostate cancer for many years and this is our 11th anniversary doing this motorcycle ride. We're now targeting $10,000 this year as our goal since we've passed two milestones already and managed to reach $10K in the past 2 years - so why not go for it! Thanks to the amazing generosity of family, friends and co-workers, we've raised exactly $76,317 in the last 10 years! We are setting our sights on moving past the $80,000 mark over 11 years, and during a pandemic that will be quite an accomplishment for all of us. Wouldn't it be awesome to hit the $85K mark this year! Believe it or not, even during a pandemic, you all helped us have our best year ever last year to break the $75K barrier. This is going to be another challenge for our ride this year, but we’re going to do our best to make it a success during the ongoing pandemic logistical challenges. The “virtual” ride period will commence on May 30 and end Sept. 12 and the theme is “Ride the Highway My Way.”
What is our personal stake in this cause? My Dad successfully beat his initial prostate cancer diagnosis 20 years ago in 2001, and because of the advances and knowledge gained about this cancer thanks to contributions from donors like you, has remained cancer free so far.
While the world holds its breath awaiting vaccinations for COVID-19, men across Canada are facing an uncertain future with a prostate cancer diagnosis.Yes there are treatment options, but the reality is cancer is cancer, and we all know there is no vaccine for it! Prostate cancer is the #1 cancer for men and the third leading cause of cancer death. 1 in 9 men will be diagnose with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Now more than ever men are feeling alone in their cancer fight. With other resources at a minimum, Prostate Cancer BC has continued to step up their services. When they were forced to close the in person support groups, they creatively took them online. Prostate Cancer BC gathered speakers from all corners of the globe to present the best to anyone who needs it.
We will continue to ride and fundraise; but it's not enough. We need your help now more than ever. As we move closer to the Ride to Live, We are asking you to step up the fight against prostate cancer and support the men you love.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Support us and make a donation to Prostate Cancer Foundation BC's Annual Westcoast Motorcycle Ride To Live for Prostate Cancer via our personal web page below.
WHY ARE WE PARTICIPATING IN THE RIDE TO LIVE?
Because this event is for the tens of thousands of Canadian men living courageously with prostate cancer and their families. It’s for all the men who have died from this disease and the families who have lost loved ones. It’s for the roughly 26,000 men who will be diagnosed in 2021 and everyone who cares about them.
THE WESTCOAST MOTORCYCLE RIDE TO LIVE
Is an annual event hosted by Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, a volunteer based organization that represents BC’s prostate cancer patients, their families and communities. Even if you don't ride a motorcycle, you can still step up and volunteer or consider donating.
Every donation, big or small, will have a huge impact for men and their families dealing with a prostate cancer diagnosis in BC. Just click "Sponsor Us" to make a donation.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and for giving the men in your life the gift of health.
For further information on Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, please visit: www.prostatecancerbc.ca