DO SOMETHING HEALTHY: Fancy a ride on Saturday November 1 2014? Call your local Harley-Davidson dealer about the 'Snors' run for male cancer. Image: Harley-Davidson
Harley-Davidson will be revving up for men’s health on Saturday November 1 2014 with ‘Snors for a Cause’ motorcades across South Africa to raise awareness of the need for early detection of male cancers.
And to punt its 2015 motorcycle range.
Paul de Jongh, Harley-Davidson Africa manager, told Wheels24: “We’re calling all Harley riders as well as pit-bike, superbike, cruiser, trike and scooter riders and pillions (of any brand) to join us on Saturday November 1 2014 for parades with Harley-Davidson dealers nationwide.”
'MAKE A DIFFERENCE'
As a South African initiative, Snors for a Cause Motorcade 2014 wants to increase awareness and funding for men’s health and cancer so its 2014 partner and donation beneficiary is More Balls Than Most, brother of PinkDrive and dedicated to promoting awareness of the importance of early detection of prostate and testicular cancer.
The Snors for a Cause Motorcade 2014, with More Balls Than Most, “is inviting all South Africans riding two or three wheels to unite, change the face of men’s health and make a difference in support of men’s health”.
The Snors for a Cause Motorcade 2014 will be the first to take place at about the same time on the same day across South Africa, each the responsibility of one of the 10 Harley-Davidson dealers: Tyger Valley, Cape Town; Clearwater; Gold Rand; Johannesburg; Durban; Pretoria; Big Five; Zambezi; Bloemfontein.
CHECK FOR THE STARTS
Not all rides will start at your local Harley-Davidson dealer - some have chosen to start at local scenic points or shopping centre car parks: CALL YOU LOCAL DEALER FOR DETAILS AND TIMES. The showrooms will be the end point where riders will be able to view the 2015 Harley-Davidson models at each dealer after the parade. The new models include the Road Glide Special, Ultra Limited Low, Street Glide Special, CVO Street Glide and CVO Road Glide Ultra.
All riders on any brand of motorcycle can join the Snors for a Cause Motorcade and there is no registration fee. Participants who want to make a donation towards the cause can buy a limited edition Snors for a Cause buff for R130 on Harley-Davidson Africa’s Facebook page
A limited number of Snors for a Cause pins will be made available to participating riders. Added to this Harley-Davidson Africa will be putting its muscle where their mouth is by donating a minimum of R50 000 for the fight against cancer in men.
Harley-Davidson Africa will continue to raise awareness of mens' health with a competition element.Grow a legendary moustache during November and stand a chance to win a Harley-Davidson Stree 750 which will be launched in South Africa in early 2015.
De Jongh commented: “Changing the face of men’s health is the stuff of which legends are made and Harley-Davidson is all about uniting to make a difference.”
PROSTATE CANCER MORE COMMON
According to the Cancer Association of South Africa, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in South African men with a one-in-26 lifetime risk to develop it.
The number of prostate cancer cases is steadily increasing because of longer life and a more “westernised” lifestyle. Testicular cancer, however, is one of the most common cancers in males aged 15-39.
Trisch Rosema of More Balls Than Most explained: “With Snors for a Cause Motorcade 2014 we are encouraging awareness and urging family, friends, colleagues and associates to get tested early.
“In the past two decades most men have survived prostate cancer and a continual diagnosis and early treatment can have an even bigger impact.”
Visit Harley-Davidson Africa’s website and/or Facebook page or Twitter @HarleyAfricaand follow the conversation using #Ride4Health for more information.