Bedford to host Atlantic Canada's First-Ever Ribfest



    HALIFAX, Aug. 23 /CNW/ - Grab your meat and come out to Atlantic Canada's
first-ever ribfest fundraiser for testicular cancer awareness.
    On Saturday, August 25, DeWolf Park in Bedford, NS, will be buzzing with
activity for Nuts4Ribs. The 12-hour fundraiser, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., will
feature family entertainment, activities, and of course, ribs. All money
raised will go toward much needed pieces of equipment and supplies for the
Department of Urology at the QEII Sciences Centre. The event will also
contribute to the Testicular Cancer Awareness Society, a local organization
committed to the advancement of testicular cancer awareness in Atlantic
Canada.
    "This is the first ribfest ever held in Nova Scotia, which is something
for all Nova Scotians to be excited about," said Michael Kydd, founder and
executive director of Nuts4Ribs. "Nuts4Ribs is a unique event that will bring
Nova Scotians together year in and year out to enjoy great food while learning
more about testicular cancer."
    Nuts4Ribs will be brimming with family entertainment, including games
provided by Glow Parties, live musical acts, and an event for all rib lovers,
the Cojones Cook-off. This competition will bring together local rib
enthusiasts who will compete for the title of 'best ribs', and will be judged
by Mayor Peter Kelly, Len Goucher, Minister of Tourism Culture and Heritage,
and other celebrity judges.
    The event will also feature a one-man play by Daniel Schniederman, a
testicular cancer survivor. His nationally-acclaimed play, My Left Nut, is a
humorous and insightful look into the life of a man with testicular cancer.
    All Nova Scotians should know about the importance of testicular
self-examinations. Statistics show that young men between the ages of 15 to 35
are most affected by testicular cancer. It is also the most common malignancy
in young men between the ages of 15 and 35.
    "It may come as a surprise to many people that testicular cancer is the
number one cancer among young men in their 20s and 30s," said Cheryl Fried,
founder of the Canadian Testicular Cancer Association based in Kitchener,
Ontario. "It is vital that men and their families recognize the effects of
this disease and how they can be proactive in their day-to-day lives."
    Ms. Fried will be attending Nuts4Ribs to talk about her experience losing
a son to testicular cancer.
    Nuts4Ribs could not have been made possible without the support of many
sponsors, including local branding agency, Revolve.
    "At Revolve, we feel it's important to be part of events like Nuts4Ribs
that aim to educate and entertain our communities," said Nelson Angel,
vice-president of Revolve. "This event is a great opportunity to open dialogue
about testicular cancer and we are excited to do our part to shed light on
this topic and have fun doing it."
    Nuts4Ribs partners and sponsors include: Revolve, QEII Foundation,
Boomerangs Steakhouse, NSLC, Atlantic Media Institute, Bounty Print Ltd.,
Chives Canadian Bistro, Covers.com, Kent, Promotion Resource Group Inc., Q104,
Sound Systems+, Telus, VH Sauces, Blackburn English Barristers and Solicitors,
Glow Parties, Friends for Life Inclusion Initiatives, Heritage Hearth,
Marriott's Sanitation and Container Rentals Ltd., Salty Bear Tours, and,
Stanfield's: The Underwear Group




For further information:

For further information: Michael Kydd, Founder and executive director,
Nuts4Ribs, (902) 444-9838, kydder@gmail.com; www.nuts4ribs.com

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