From the Ride for Dad team:
The Saskatoon Motorcycle Ride for Dad is once again very proud to support local prostate cancer researchers at the University of Saskatchewan. Here Dr. Wu accepts a cheque for $50 000 from Co-Chair Robert Thompson. That brings the total donated since 2016 towards research at the U of S to $250 000!
On behalf of the Ride for Dad, we want to thank all the pledge earners for raising this money! This valuable work would not happen without your support. — feeling proud.
Below is the speech presented on my behalf at the event:
I would like to take this opportunity, as the Member of Parliament for the riding of Saskatoon-University, to welcome all the participants and their families who support the Ride for Dad.
First of all, I want to let you know that my father is a cancer survivor. My father is a survivor of prostate cancer. My Dad was treated for prostate cancer back in 2011, and again in 2016. I am pleased to report that he is in good health. It is my hope that more men will get tested for prostate cancer, and have the opportunity, like my Dad, to get treatment early.
As you may know, the Canadian Cancer Society reports that the five-year relative survival rate for men who have prostate cancer is nearly 100 percent.
As your Member of Parliament, I commend your efforts to raise awareness so that more men get tested. The research funds you raise today will help bring the survival rate up to 100 percent, hopefully in the near future.
In closing, I would like to thank Lorne Sheppard for the invitation to say a few words all those who have gathered here at the Western Development Museum.
Brad Trost, MP
Check out the Ride for Dad website HERE