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Friday, June 01, 2018

"June Proclaimed ‘Prostate Cancer Awareness Month’ by City of Sudbury to Kick-Off Rally for Dad”

SUDBURY, ON – City of Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger declared the month of June as “Prostate Cancer Awareness Month” this morning in a press conference at the Silver Hills A&W (1099 Marcus Drive). This proclamation lends even more meaning to the Northern Cancer Foundation’s (NCF) annual Prostate Cancer Motorcycle “Rally for Dad” event being held Saturday, June 16th.

The City of Greater Sudbury, the NCF and the Sudbury Professional Fire Fighters Association were joined by motorcycle enthusiasts to talk about the importance of bringing awareness to this disease and how fundraisers like the Rally for Dad assist in supporting local cancer research.

“It’s always great to see the city’s support for local events like this one, espectially when those events help a local cause,” says Tannys Laughren, Executive Director of the NCF, “the Cancer Centre is the hub of cancer care in northeastern Ontario, we should be so proud of the work being done in our back yards.”

“Almost 15 percent of Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime – about 1 in 8,” says Henri Belanger, Chair of the 2018 Rally for Dad committee, “it’s great for the city to have our backs and bring some awareness to our population.”

This year’s Rally for Dad will take place on Saturday, June 17th and riders are encouraged to register in advance by calling 705.523.HOPE or by visiting
200+ motorcycles will leave from the Northeast Cancer Centre and enjoy a 200km scenic highway route through Noëlville that will end at the A&W at 1099 Marcus Drive, Sudbury. A&W will provide food and refreshments. This event would not be possible without the generous support from many local organizations.
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