The Calgary Ride for Dad Group had its annual event on the weekend of June 18th.
David Saxby, the current Chair of the Calgary Motorcycle Ride for Dad Chapter, says the ride is important for more than one reason.
“The idea for the ride is to create awareness for prostate cancer research and awareness as well as raising funds to help locals in the southern Alberta area.”
Saxby states that about one in six men will be diagnosed with some symptoms of prostate issues. He wants to raise awareness for men to get checked regularly so they can live a healthy life.
This year's Ride for Dad event raised around $23,000 over the weekend.
Over the 15-year history of the Chapter, they have raised over $1.5 million according to Saxby.
The event saw over 100 riders come together to help raise funds, a number which Saxby describes as a blessing due to the fundraiser being hit hard by COVID last year, with a turnout of 45 riders.
Saxby finished off by talking about this year's route.
“Ralph's motorsports in Balzac then onto highway 566 out to Canmore. Then from Canmore, we stopped in at Stoney Nakota Casino and Resort then back to Calgary for a barbecue at Calgary Harley.
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