Distinguished Gentleman's Ride Breaks Fundraising Goal of One Million Dollars

Troy Siahaan
by Troy Siahaan

The global fundraising event is more than just people riding around in nice clothing, it serves a cause, too. Read the full press release below.

Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. is delighted to congratulate founder Mark Hawwa and his global team of organizers for hitting the $1 Million fundraising mark for the 3rd annual global Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR).

The worldwide Australian-born, dapper-themed fundraiser seeks to raise awareness for prostate cancer research that affects more than 14.1 million men worldwide.

Supporters of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride have successfully raised over $1 Million for prostate cancer research three days prior to the global ride that takes place on September 28, 2014, in 254 cities.

This fundraising goal is a great achievement and major milestone for the DGR, which credits its success to each city organizer, numerous volunteers and riders that have donated their time and effort to the cause.

“We’ve come a long way in short amount of time. To think that on Sunday people will be riding in over 50 countries in support of our event and our goal to help fight prostrate cancer makes me very proud,” says Mark Hawwa. “I am continually astounded by the efforts of all those involved. Whether it be the fundraising, the outfits, or the bikes, everyone brings the highest level of commitment to this cause.”

As the global sponsor for the event, Triumph Motorcycles Ltd. expresses its profound delight and congratulations to all those involved in the DGR.

“It is a fantastic achievement for the DGR,” says Matt Sheahan, Chief Operating Officer for Triumph Motorcycles America. “There has and continues to be a hugely positive response from riders and fans of motorcycling from around the world. Triumph is incredibly proud to support the DGR and be involved with its success.”

With only three days left until the DGR, there is still time to register for a ride and donate. Donations for the cause will continue through October 12, 2014.

For further information or to hear about DGR, please visit www.triumphmotorcycles.com or the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride at www.gentlemansride.com.

Troy Siahaan
Troy Siahaan

Troy's been riding motorcycles and writing about them since 2006, getting his start at Rider Magazine. From there, he moved to Sport Rider Magazine before finally landing at Motorcycle.com in 2011. A lifelong gearhead who didn't fully immerse himself in motorcycles until his teenage years, Troy's interests have always been in technology, performance, and going fast. Naturally, racing was the perfect avenue to combine all three. Troy has been racing nearly as long as he's been riding and has competed at the AMA national level. He's also won multiple club races throughout the country, culminating in a Utah Sport Bike Association championship in 2011. He has been invited as a guest instructor for the Yamaha Champions Riding School, and when he's not out riding, he's either wrenching on bikes or watching MotoGP.

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