The Vancouver Island Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live is happening on Sunday, September 12, 2021! Since 2010, the Ride to Live has brought thousands of riders from across the island together for one common purpose; to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. Funds raised through this event support the important work of Island Prostate Centre (IPC), the only non-profit that guides and empowers Vancouver Island men and their families as they navigate the uncertainty of a prostate cancer diagnosis. Throughout the pandemic Island Prostate Centre has continued to support so many men and families in our community that are facing a diagnosis during these unprecedent times. Their programs are designed to head-off feelings of isolation, stress and fear that can accompany a diagnosis, restoring confidence and hope. (And they’re all free.) With the support of our island community, we can help IPC continue to provide free services during this crucial time.
Since 2010, the Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live has brought thousands of riders from across the Island together for one common purpose; to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer. We have adapted this event to proceed in a new and safe format since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020.
As 2021 is shaping up to be another unique year for us all, the Ride to Live on Vancouver Island is bringing you new and fun ways to stay engaged with your riding community all summer long. The theme of this year’s ride is Give & Give Back. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused hardship for so many island families, businesses, and communities at large. Especially those who have been impacted by a prostate cancer diagnosis this past year. Although the world has stopped in many ways, we know that prostate cancer has not, and men and families are struggling more than ever to navigate a diagnosis during this time.
By signing up for the ride this year, you will not only be supporting Island Prostate Centre, but you will gain access to routes that lead through local island communities and past many businesses that are deserving of your support. Routes will be released each month leading up to the event and shared with our Ride to Live community. The routes will feature a local business to stop-in at along the way and receive a special ride to live discount. Your support at these local stops is encouraged, perhaps purchase an additional item during your stop, or leave a positive review online about your experience.
We know that when our Ride to Live community works together, we accomplish amazing things. In 11 years over $700,000 has been raised for Island Prostate Centre, and now it is time to put those efforts into supporting our favourite local businesses.
Island Prostate Centre is the only non-profit that guides and empowers Vancouver Island men and their families as they navigate the uncertainty of a prostate cancer diagnosis. We rely on generous contributions of time and money from individuals, businesses and foundations to help us deliver men’s health services to Vancouver Island. Since its inception, the Island Prostate Centre has served over 82,000 men on Vancouver Island.
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