It’s time again this year to rattle our cup and ask for your support in the The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride. On September 25th Whitney and I will ride with our team, The Fuse Box Moto Riders to raise money and awareness for men’s health issues.
Thanks to Doug Lyon for his eye and expertise recording footage for our “hype video” and to Eric Nuchims for expertly driving the camera car.
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride is one of my favorite events of the year. I’ve been riding in it since 2013 and, like last year, even helped plan this year’s Seattle ride. Not only are me and my team raising money for a valuable cause, but we get to ride through Seattle as a big happy group of motorcycle ambassadors stopping at scenic spots, talking about our cause and waving at spectators. Motorcyclists worldwide will be doing the same on this day in an attempt to raise $5 million.
As fun as this day is, make no mistake – the reason for this ride is a deadly serious one. September is prostate cancer awareness month. One in seven men will get the disease, which can be deadly. It’s an issue a lot of men aren’t comfortable talking about, and that’s a big part of the problem. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of male cancer deaths.
Since 2003, the Movember Foundation has raised $710 million and funded over 1,000 projects focusing on prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and suicide prevention.
Since 2012, the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride has raised nearly $10 million for men’s health worldwide.
I thank you for visiting my donation page and ask for a donation of whatever you can spare. Together we can raise awareness, save lives and hopefully find cures.