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A Hard ride 13/11/2010

Discussion in 'NSW' at netrider.net.au started by ONE, Oct 31, 2010.

  1. A hard ride raising awareness for prostate cancer
    the first annual charity ride
    heatcote hotel to sydney drag way

    anyone else intrested in doing this

    this is copied from


    A Hard Ride is both a reason to dust off the bike for a group ride and to help raise awareness and support for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. The ride and events that will proceed the ride are all about the enjoyment of being around like-minded bike enthusiasts and providing a vehicle to do something worthwhile. All proceeds are to be donated to the Prostate Foundation of Australia.

    •Ride from the Heathcote Pub to Sydney Drag Way (approx 45kms)
    •Bike show and shine categories for Harley, non-Harley cruiser, best custom, best European, best Japanese etc.
    •Watch drag racing
    •Demonstration of drag cars
    •Food stalls
    •Sponsors stalls and demonstrations
    •Dinner Special at Torque Bar & Grill located at Fraser’s motor cycles for riders

    •To organise a group motorcycle ride of up to 2000 riders
    •Raise community awareness of Prostate Cancer
    •Raise money for the continued research into Prostate Cancer prevention
    •To run a family friendly chartiy event
    •Not to limit the exponential growth of the event

    Taken from Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia
    •Each year in Australia, close to 3,300 men die of prostate cancer - equal to the number of women who die from breast cancer annually. Around 20,000 new cases are diagnosed in Australia every year.
    •Each day about 32 men learn news that they have prostate cancer - tragically one man every three hours will lose his battle against this insidious disease.
    •One in 9 men in Australia will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime.
    •Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Australian men and is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in men. PRESS RELEASE OCT 12TH 2010
    •As many men die from prostate cancer as women die from breast cancer but...
    a national survey by PCFA in 2002 showed that while 78% of women felt well informed about breast cancer – only 52% of men felt informed about prostate cancer.
    •The chance of developing prostate cancer increases:
    As men get older.
    If there is a family history of prostate cancer eg a man with a father or brother diagnosed with prostate cancer.
    •Early, curable prostate cancer may not have symptoms. While younger men are less likely to be diagnosed with it, they are more likely to die prematurely from it.
    A recently published international study showed that firefighters have a 28% higher risk of prostate cancer.

    The Vietnam Veterans Association of Australia states that veterans have a 53% higher mortality rate from prostate cancer than the average population.

    Simple testing by a GP can indicate prostate cancer
    Early detection can be achieved with PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood test or DRE (Digital Rectal Examination) testing. Our research in 2002 shows that only 10% of men surveyed between the ages of 50 and 70 had taken these tests in the previous year.

    Some groups are at greater risk of prostate cancer
    For example, for every 100 men who dies of prostate cancer in a metropolitan area of Australia (such as Melbourne or Sydney) 121 men will die in rural Australia. Various factors may include lack of awareness and education about prostate cancer, distance from testing and treatment, poor GP awareness and limited access to specialists (such as urologists).

    Nick Kidson
    0412 211 599

    Angela Gallo
    0414 423 438
  2. Was given the flyer today at Breakfast Torque...I'm in...should be a good day.
  3. these are pretty good rides cause the cops are involved, so they are pretty relaxed in what u do (but dont over do it)
  4. Sounds good, gonna have to check with the boss though. It's her birthday weekend.
  5. well even though i said i was going to go i didnt as my clutch cable was screwed but they got my $$ anyways