Media advisory - Launch of Ottawa's annual TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad campaign to fight prostate cancer!

OTTAWA, April 29, 2013 /CNW/ - On Wednesday, May 1, 2013, the Ottawa TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad will launch its annual fundraising campaign. The launch will mark the start of the campaign, which begins Wednesday with a four week fund raising initiative and ends with a police escorted parade through the city with thousands of motorcycle enthusiasts and supporters on June 1st, 2013. At the launch event, the Ride For Dad will ask the Ottawa community to get involved, be committed and lend their support.

Big Rig Brewery will also be launching its new handcrafted, private label beer - Iron Arse Ale with a beer sampling! Iron Arse Ale will be sold by Big Rig exclusively to raise funds for the Ride For Dad prostate cancer research and awareness initiative.

What:  Launch of the annual Ottawa TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad and Big Rig's Iron Arse Ale
Who:   Ottawa TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad and Big Rig Brewery
When:   Wednesday, May 1, 2013
12:00 p.m. EDT
Where:   Big Rig Brewery
  2750A Iris Street

Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed men's cancer. One in seven Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. Successful treatment depends on early detection. In the longer term, research into improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and a cure will improve our capacity to deal with this disease.

The TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad is Canada's largest annual motorcycle event dedicated to fighting prostate cancer through research and public awareness. From its humble beginnings, the Ride For Dad has grown to include over 30 cities in every province in the country. Today, more than 100,000 men, women and children have been involved, raising more than $10 million to fight prostate cancer.

Motorcycle riders, prostate cancer patients and their families and non-riders can participate and donate by visiting


SOURCE: Motorcycle Ride for Dad - Ottawa Chapter

For further information:

Jen Arntfield
Ottawa Marketing and Promotions

Kelly Goulet
National Communications Manager

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