Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad Windsor-Essex 2018

A big Thank You to our WPCSG members who volunteered their time and offered up their donations to support the Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad, Windsor-Essex, on May 27, 2018. From the Windsor Star:

Motorcycle enthusiasts of all ages hit the open road in Windsor and Essex County Sunday to honour fathers who died of prostate cancer or just to spend some quality time with fathers still living.

More than 500 riders departed from the Riverfront Festival Plaza at about 10 a.m. as part of the 13th annual Telus Ride for Dad. They headed along the Detroit River toward Lasalle and Amherstburg, then through Colchester and on to Leamington before heading up to Comber, then west to Saint Joachim and back to Windsor.

The event has raised more than $600,000 for prostate cancer research and awareness. Last year, $50,000 was donated to fund the cancer-fighting research of Siyaram Pandey at the University of Windsor. This year, $20,000 is being donated to fund fellow university cancer researcher Lisa Porter. “We have treatments today that save lives on a regular basis,” she said.

Windsor Ride For Dad co-chair Sarah White is a cancer survivor. She got involved because she wanted to ensure prostate cancer, which affects 1 in 7 men, gets the same sort of public attention and funding as other cancers.

“I know how important research and awareness is, which is what Ride for Dad is all about,” she said.

Fellow co-chair Shane White said cancer can impact whole families and implored middle-aged men to get checked because early detection is key in the battle against prostate cancer.

“Our message is go and get checked,” said White. “That’s what we’re riding for.”

Mark Beaugrand Memorial Pork Roast Barbeque 2018

  

On May 26, 2018 several of our members and their spouses/partners/guests attended the Mark Beaugrand Memorial Pork Roast Barbeque, organized and presented by the Stoney Point Lions Club. This popular annual event, held at the Stoney Point Sportmen’s Club, features a fabulous pork roast dinner with all the fixings, as well as a great selection of door prizes and auction items. Funds raised are donated to promote prostate cancer awareness, specifically in support of a free local clinic to facilitate PSA testing for prostate cancer.

The Windsor-Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group was very pleased to accept a cheque in the amount of $2,000 from the Stoney Point Lions Club from this year’s event, bringing their total support in the fight against prostate cancer to an incredible $19,500 since 2012! A job well done!

Cheque Presentation for Prostate Cancer

                                                            

3 on 3 Hockey Passing Competition

With approval from Principal Mr Dan Laporte, Tournament Organizers Johnny Ulicny 111 and Matt Maggio of Corpus Christi Middle / Brennan Centre of Excellence and Innovation School, held a 3 on 3 hockey passing competition. The competition ran at lunch time for several days on campus all proceeds going for local Prostate Cancer Awareness .

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Wayne Zimney, Ian Bentley and Jim Fair except a Cheque for $100 dollars towards our P.S.A. Testing clinics from Johnny and Matt.

In Your Jeans Campaign A Great Success!

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Members of the Windsor Essex Prostate Cancer Support Group celebrating the In Your Jeans Campaign, April 11, 2014. More funds were raised than the targeted goal. For more information on the In Your Jeans Campaign, please click here.

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