Ride for a Cure revs up more than $10,000 for Leukemia research

August 9, 2010 at 8:21pm

aug09:10On August 7, 2010, motorcycle enthusiasts roared onto the roads in Peel Region to raise $10,661 in the 6th Annual Ride for a Cure, bringing the six-year total to $70, 829. (view photos)

This year’s 43 participants and volunteers came from all over southern Ontario including Keswick, Arthur, Burlington and Guelph. The motorcycle clubs and groups that participated included Northern Stars, Guelph Red Chevron Club and members of UFCW Local 175, including President Shawn Haggerty, and Local 1000A. Riders took in local attractions such as Terra Cotta, Cheltenham Badlands, the Forks of the Credit and many other points of interest on the winding roads of Peel Region.

The Ride for a Cure committee gives special thanks to the Peel Regional Police Officers who joined us again this year for a safe trip.

For their generous support each rider received an official ride t-shirt, raffle tickets, meals and the opportunity to win at poker. In addition, George Marnica of Tech Sox International presented each rider with a pair of specially engineered motorcycle socks. Riders from this year’s event have extra incentive to return next year for a special draw for return riders. Each returning rider also receives a special raffle ticket for each additional new rider that they bring.

The date of next year’s event will be announced later this fall. For more information please contact Dave White at

Prizes given out during the day included:

  • Roy Reed – Most Pledges collected: Leather Jacket from Freak-n-Leather and gift certificate from Strictly-v-Twin
  • Rick Daudlin – 2nd Most Pledges collected:Leather Jacket from Freak-n-Leather and gift certificate from Strictly-v-Twin
  • John Sawyer Local 1000A – Most Pledges collected by club or Organization
  • Roy Reed – Best Poker Hand – I-Pod Touch
  • Dave O’Brien – Worst Poker Hand – Jacket from Black and Macdonald
  • Terry Sheremet – Return Rider Prize – 19” flat screen TV
  • Karl Siroky – Autographed Jose Calderon Raptors Jersey

Riders Choice Show~n~Shine

  • John Wheeler – 1st prize gift certificate from Freak-n-Leather
  • Darry Watson – 2nd prize gift certificate from Freak-n-Leather
  • Les Fisher – 3rd prize gift certificate from Freak-n-Leather