For 13 years, the founders of The Long Ride, Chris and Gail Dunne, have been passionate supporters of Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA).
What started with 200 participants who joined to ride for a worthy cause, is now an event that involves more than 300 riders, and among them is our CEO, Professor Jeff Dunn AO, who feels inspired by the hard work and generosity of these motorcycle enthusiasts.
"PCFA is proud to once again be the beneficiary of The Long Ride 2020. People like Chris, Gail and all the riders help us to deliver our mission of reducing the impact of prostate cancer on Australian men and their loved ones," Professor Dunn said.
Chris said that The Long Ride is designed for participants to experience something totally different.
"It is about life on the road, meeting new people, and exploring yourself as you do something you love to do – ride your motorcycle," Chris said.
"All attendees are encouraged to discuss the issue of prostate cancer, bringing into focus this important men's health issue, especially to the rural and regional stops along the way."
The Long Ride participants commit to raise at least $500 per rider, to help reduce the impact of prostate cancer on men and their families. Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australian men, approximately 3,500 men will die this year from prostate cancer and nearly 20,000 will receive a new diagnosis.
Unfortunately due to COVID-19, the ride this year won't be going ahead. The plan was for the 2020 ride to head to Victor Harbor in South Australia.
We'll be back bigger and better and hope to see everyone at The Long Ride in 2021!