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5th annual Ride for Dad

Almost 500 motorcycles took over downtown Kelowna Sunday morning to raise money for prostate cancer.

The fifth annual Ride for Dad motorcycle tour and poker run blasted through Kelowna on its way to Oliver around 11 a.m. Sunday.

The riders are raising money for prostate cancer, the highest diagnosed cancer for men. This year about 3,600 men in BC will be diagnosed and more than 23,000 cases nationally.

"Every intersection from Banner Recreation on McCurdy place all the way to Westbank is closed," said Bren Witt who volunteers with the Ride and facilitates a local support group for men with prostate cancer. "Then it's a free ride to Oliver with a few poker hands played along the way."

"The motorcycle riders raise funds through donation. The money raised here stays local in the Southern Interior."

Ken Brown who was out showing support said that last year the group raised about $26,000. 

Bill Everitt

 

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