Will You Ride with Me on September 18th?
Most of you following this blog are motorcycle enthusiasts and some of you rode with me last summer on the inaugural Tour de USA.
Beginning in 2011, our prostate cancer motorcycle awareness rides will be “Prostate Cancer Pony Express” rides, part of the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project’s Black Tire Affair® two-wheel event series.
On September 18th, 2011, at 9:00 am, I will ride from the WalMart parking lot (2980 Fairview Park) in Falls Church, Virginia to Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, in conjunction with the annual prostate cancer awareness program for the incoming Congress.
Why the Prostate Cancer Pony Express™ to Capitol Hill?
Prostate cancer remains a largely unrecognized epidemic in the United States. There are more new cases of prostate cancer each year than breast cancer, but men’s natural reluctance to talk about the disease lessens the public focus on the disease and, as a result, limits funding for prostate cancer research.
Each September, in conjunction with the return of Congress to Washington, DC after their summer recess, the prostate cancer advocacy groups hold a series of meetings with Congressional members and staff to raise awareness about prostate cancer.
The most compelling way to carry the message is to have as many prostate cancer survivors present as possible, and the Prostate Cancer Pony Express™ can help make this happen.
Moreover, the ride will highlight the importance of knowing the symptoms of prostate cancer and the role and meaning of PSA levels.
How Do You Participate?
You can ride as a participant, contribute as a donor and fundraiser, or both.
Initial event information is available on the Internet at http://bit.ly/ProstateCancerPonyExpress2011. Registration will be open in mid-April.
To be added to the information list, just send your name to 2011PonyExpress@29000men.org.