2018 Rally for Dad Raises $30,000 
Rally for Dad Northern Cancer Foundation cheque

$30,000 was raised for the Rally, with all proceeds supporting local prostate cancer research and awareness. Left to right: Leland Johnston, Tannys Laughren, Henri Belanger, Sandy Francis and Elizabeth Taillefer.

The 17th annual Northern Cancer Foundation Motorcycle Rally for Dad was held this past Saturday and raised $30,000 in support of prostate cancer awareness here in Sudbury. Over 200 motorcycle enthusiasts rode a 200+ km route through Verner and Noëlville before returning to Sudbury and making their way to the Silver Hills A&W at 1099 Marcus Drive.

“I told myself that I wasn’t going to cry this year when the bikes left the cancer centre, that didn’t work out.” says Tannys Laughren, Executive Director of the Northern Cancer Foundation, “It’s so powerful, these riders could be anywhere, but they chose to be here helping us raise funds for local prostate cancer awareness. It’s just awesome.”

Rally for Dad Northern Cancer Foundation outside motorcycles in parking lot

Over 200 motorcycles gathered at the Northeast Cancer Centre for the start of the 2018 Rally for Dad.

The Northern Cancer Foundation also recognized local A&W restaurants for their significant contributions with a tribute emblem  in the lobby of the Northeast Cancer Centre. For years, A&W has been the Presenting Sponsor of the Rally for Dad, but they also take donations for the NCF during the month of June and give a portion from every Papa Burger sold on the same day as the Rally for Dad.

Also recognized was former Chair of the Rally for Dad Committee, Nicky MacDonald whose “never take no for an answer” attitude was a huge factor in the success of the Rally for Dad in the past few years.

The Northern Cancer Foundation (NCF) will advance and make a difference in cancer outcomes and experience through the support of research and patient care in Northeastern Ontario. Every dollar donated stays in the region which enables the Northeast Cancer Centre to give patients the best care possible. Your Foundation for patient care and research in the North, for the North.

Visit Northern Cancer Foundation’s website and Facebook page for more information.

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