Feature Story                                                                                                        Friday June 1, 2012

 

Taking A Putt For Prostrate Cancer

Huge turnout for the 2nd Annual Ride to Live fundraiser

Staff/Voice photos

 

Mayor Sharon Gaetz (silver/red helmet) rides on the lead bike from Trike Central under a full police escort at the start of the Ride to Live Sunday.

 

ne-in-six men will get prostrate cancer. A million are affected. It's the second leading cause of death in Canadian men. Only 20 per cent have been diagnosed and 80 per cent donít know they have it.

 

Motorcyclists from all points of the Lower Mainland converged Sunday in Chilliwack at the Walmart parking lot to take the Ride to Live, a fundraiser for prostrate cancer research.

According to Roy Hafeli, about 200 Chilliwack bikers, paramedics, police and fire crews and supporters took part for the 2nd Annual Ride To Live. Joining them for the Vancouver run were another 500 bikers.

Riders left Chilliwack and headed to Mission where they met up with the Vancouver chapter and together proceeded to Fraser Downs in Cloverdale.

Last year, The Ride to Live raised $140,000 but despite the economy the numbers this year are up.

"Just over $150,000 was raised for prostate cancer research, education and support," said Hafeli in an e-mail to the Voice earlier this week. "The ride ended in Cloverdale with a ride celebration which included food, hot rods and music."

The cost is $25 per bike to join in the Ride to Live. The registered riders/passengers get a Ride Gift; Trip Tik Souvenir Booklet containing maps/directions, poker score card, ride information, meal band, sponsor coupons, agenda and VIP & Ride messages.  They also get a prize draw ticket for every $100 donated; bike flag with zip tie & ride year rocker pin and a static sticker is available for your windshield.

The Ride to Live goal is to raise funds to support prostate cancer research, education and support in British Columbia, while at the same time, organize a fantastic motorcycle poker run and Classic Car & Motorcycle Show & Shine.

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Chilliwack Ride to Live would like to thank all sponsors.

Presenting Sponsor

Scotiabank

 

Gold Sponsors

15th Field Artillery Regiment

RCMP

Country 107.1

STAR FM

A&D Flagging

 

Bronze Sponsors

Wal Mart

O'Connor Towing Chilliwack

Chilliwack Fire & Rescue

Abbotsford Fire & Rescue

INTACT Insureance

Inprotect Systems

University of the Fraser Valley

Long & McQuade

Big Top Powersports

Mountainview Harley Davidson

M&M Meat Shop-Mission

City of Chilliwack

Form Retail Advisors Inc

 

Special Thanks to

MV Trucking Mission

Fix Auto - Abbotsford East, West and Chilliwack

Trike Central

Traffic King

The Valley Voice

And all the great volunteers that made it happen!

Roy Hafeli

Westcoast Ride to Live - Chilliwack

 

Related Links

For more information about prostate cancer visit: www.prostatecancerbc.ca

For information about Ride to Live, visit www.vancouver.ridetolive.ca

 

 

 

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