Motorcycle enthusiasts brought out their hogs in support of raising awareness for prostate cancer.
On Saturday, bikers came out for the 4th annual Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad to ride together to Conklin and Anzac and back to Fort McMurray to raise donations for prostate cancer research.
Ride Co-Chair Eddie McCann tells Mix News with 1 in 7 men being diagnosed with prostate cancer, early detection is the difference between life and death.
“I know people who’ve gone through the prostate side of it, like a brother in law. So, it hits home, and I’d like to do as much as I can for it and see it grow and just want people to get involved. Bring out your bikes, or your cars and go for the ride.”
On their latest count of the donations, McCann says they raised around $25,000 and that total continues to grow.
He adds around 80 bikers came out to ride.
“Despite the weather in Conklin, we saw the temperature drop from 21 to 10 degrees going out there. So, people suffered through that but overall it was a good day. We really appreciate the participation and the turn out for sure!”
McCann says they look forward to getting the word out and expand the event to be bigger than ever for 2019.
Next year will be the fifth anniversary of the ride.