Cruising for a Cause™
If you love to drive, like meeting new people, enjoy an adventure, and want to help end cancer, then continue reading this article.
In 2011, 122 motorcyclists crisscrossed the United States as part of the Cancer Journeys Foundation’s Prostate Cancer Pony Express prostate cancer awareness event. We reached thousands of men and convinced the governors of 11 states to issue proclamations officially naming September as their state prostate cancer awareness month.
The Pony Express is now the Tour de USA® and next year – from August to September of 2018 – we’re going to reprise that adventure – the Tour de USA to End Prostate Cancer.
Route planning is coming along well and will be finalized by the end of January 2018, but we do know that the trip will include 5 days at the national ProSolo Championships at Lincoln, Nebraska the first week of September 2018 so we can drive in the ProSolo National champions. Like twisty roads? We’ll be cruising over some of the best driving routes in the entire United States.
The Tour de USA isn’t a race; it’s a trans-US car rally with the goal of eliminating prostate cancer like we beat smallpox – through early detection and treatment.
Tour de USA Format
The route will be published here on the website with a start and end point for each day of the run. We expect the rally to last about 40 days. You can can drive one segment or as many segments as you like. Or even the entire route if you have the time and want to experience the USA like never before!
The CJF Mazda Miata will be carrying a GPS tracking device from FindMeSpot.com. The rally location will be posted live on an Internet map accessible through any mobile device so you can link up with the rally at any point and your friends and family can watch your progress.
Fundraising for Cancer Survivors
This is a cancer fundraiser to support the continued operation of your prostate cancer early detection system, ProstateTrackerApp.
Donors will receive a lifelong Tour de USA driver number that will be listed on our website, along with a unique inaugural Tour de USA t-shirt.
Just think how cool it will be to be one of the founders of the automobile version of motorcycling’s Rolling Thunder!
Volunteers Make Everything Happen
This is going to be a fantastic event, but we need people to help with the organization and management. Some of the available roles include:
- Route planning
- Public relations – making connects with local media outlets
- Internet forum creation and management
- Social media management
Lots of Cars Drive Lots of Awareness
I crossed the United States and back solo in 2010 and it was a fantastic experience, but it was a challenge getting the media to pay attention. That won’t be a problem when we roll up to state capitols with 200+ cars!
Almost 28,000 men die each year from prostate cancer because they don’t know they have the disease in time for treatment. The Tour de USA will drive the all important awareness of testing and early detection.
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I hope you’ll be joining us for the 2018 Tour de USA adventure. This will be the Woodstock of automobile charity rallies. Our goal is to create the world’s longest and largest car rally and put it in the Guinness Book of World Records.
For a small donation to support cancer survivors you will go in the records books as one of the founders of an event that will become one of America’s best motoring adventures.
I survived two tours in Vietnam and prostate cancer, and my life’s purpose now is to prevent as many cancer deaths as I can. I’m looking for 400 men and women to join me in that mission. #Fearless400.
Are you in?
Prostate Cancer Survivor
Class of 2003
I’m driving the Tour de USA in 2018 but in 2010 I rode it on my Harley Low Rider. The shot below is South Carolina heading to the state capitol.