Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride Tackling Men’s Health

Danilo Santana-David.
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On Sunday May 23, the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride will see classic and vintage style motorcycle riders across the globe take to the streets to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer and men’s mental health on behalf of Movember.

One such rider is leading Auckland photographer Danilo David and he is set to join the thousands taking part in the 2021 event and would love your support.

Founded in Sydney by Mark Hawwa the concept was inspired by a photo of TV Show Mad Men’s Don Draper astride a classic bike and wearing his finest suit.

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Mark decided a themed ride would be a great way of connecting niche motorcycle enthusiasts and communities while raising funds to support the men in our lives.

510,000 men die from suicide globally each year. That’s one every minute the causes of suicide are complex and there’s no single reason why men take their own lives, but by improving overall mental health we can reduce the risk of suicide.

Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men. Prostate cancer only affects men, as women do not have a prostate gland and one of the most worrying aspects of the disease is that most prostate cancers develop without men experiencing any symptoms in the early stages.

Since 2012 more than 340,000 classic and vintage riders have taken part in the Distinguished Gentleman’s ride from 107 countries across the globe.

With more than $35 million raised so far Men’s Health, Danilo would love to see everyone in Australia and New Zealand get behind this important cause.

“Men die on average six years earlier than women and for largely preventable reasons,” Danilo explained.

“The number of men that are suffering is growing, and we need to do something about that.

“So, before I press my tweed and polish my boots, I’m asking you to join me in raising funds and awareness for these causes by donating what you can for this meaningful cause and to help the men we love, live happier and healthier lives.” 

The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride takes place on Sunday May 23 and Danilo will be riding a Triumph Black Bobber.

For more information to donate to this wonderful event go here.

Article | Tony Richens – nzgolfmagazine.co.nz

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