General Rick Hillier (ret.) and 15,000 Canadians in 28 cities take on the fight against prostate cancer for the annual TELUS

General Rick Hillier (ret.) and 15,000 Canadians in 28 cities take on the 
fight against prostate cancer for the annual TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad 
OTTAWA, April 24, 2013 /CNW/ - On roads right across Canada, more than 
15,000 motorcycle riders will take part this spring in raising funds for 
prostate cancer research and awareness. The TELUS Motorcycle Ride For Dad has 
launched their 2013 fundraising campaign with rides in 28 Canadian cities. 
"Prostate cancer affects one in seven men and can be treated successfully when 
it's detected early," says General Rick Hillier (ret.). "The TELUS Ride For 
Dad raises funds and awareness for this important cause. Not only is the Ride 
out there raising millions of dollars, they're doing it in the coolest way 
possible—riding motorcycles in cities right across Canada. Together, we are 
changing lives." 
"The TELUS Ride For Dad isn't the type of event you're likely to see every 
day," said Garry Janz, president, Ride For Dad. "Seeing hundreds to thousands 
of riders parade through town on their bikes is a great way to open up a 
public discussion on prostate cancer testing, a topic most men find 
uncomfortable talking about. The ride gets that dialogue going; men talking 
about it and women talking to men about it. Because of that awareness, 
countless men have gone to their doctors to undergo testing and many of them 
have been diagnosed early and successfully treated!" 
The Ride For Dad began in June 2000 with one motorcycle event in Ottawa. That 
year just 80 riders participated in the first event, raising $20,000. It was 
on the backs and bikes of thousands of dedicated volunteers, participants and 
donors that a powerful movement was created, soon stretching across Canada and 
raising more than $10 million in 13 years. TELUS, a longtime strong supporter 
of the Ride For Dad, is the title sponsor of the events. 
"The Ride For Dad is an amazing event that, like TELUS, gives where they live, 
with all proceeds staying in the communities where the funds were raised to 
help support local prostate cancer research and awareness," said Dave 
Wattling, vice-president of TELUS Health. "We are so proud to support this 
vital cause that affects so many men and their families and we can't wait to 
see all those bikes on the road helping to fight prostate cancer!" 
www.RideForDad.ca 
2013 Ride Dates 
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|PROV|CITY                       |2013   |
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|BC  |Comox Valley               |June 8 |
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|BC  |Northern BC (Prince George)|June 15|
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|BC  |Okanagan                   |June 9 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|AB  |Calgary                    |June 15|
|____|___________________________|_______|
|AB  |Edmonton                   |June 8 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|AB  |Rural Alberta (Olds)       |June 22|
|____|___________________________|_______|
|SK  |Saskatoon                  |June 15|
|____|___________________________|_______|
|SK  |Swift Current              |June 8 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|MB  |Manitoba (Winnipeg)        |May 25 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|ON  |Durham                     |June 8 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|ON  |Golden Horseshoe (Hamilton)|June 15|
|____|___________________________|_______|
|ON  |Grand River (Kitchener)    |June 1 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|ON  |Huronia (Barrie)           |May 25 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|ON  |Kingston-Quinte            |May 26 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|ON  |London                     |May 26 |
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|ON  |Niagara                    |June 1 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|ON  |Nipissing (North Bay)      |June 15|
|____|___________________________|_______|
|ON  |Ottawa                     |June 1 |
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|ON  |Toronto West (Peel)        |June 8 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|ON  |Windsor                    |May 26 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|QC  |Montreal                   |May 25 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|NB  |Fredericton                |June 1 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|NB  |Moncton                    |June 1 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|NB  |Saint John                 |June 1 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|PEI |PEI (Charlottetown)        |June 15|
|____|___________________________|_______|
|NS  |Halifax                    |June 1 |
|____|___________________________|_______|
|NL  |Avalon (St. John's)        |June 15|
|____|___________________________|_______|
|YK  |Yukon (Whitehorse)         |June 8 |
|____|___________________________|_______| 
Media inquiries: Kelly Goulet National Communications Manager 
kelly@RideForDad.ca 613-722-6131 613-447-6412 
SOURCE: TELUS Corporation 
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CO: TELUS Corporation
ST: Ontario
NI: TLS CHARITY  
-0- Apr/24/2013 12:00 GMT
 
 
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