Distinguished gentleman's ride raises over $50K

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2 October 2017

On 24 September Barry Moody took part in the Auckland edition of the worldwide Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride to raise awareness for prostate cancer and men’s mental health.

In keeping with tradition, this year’s event was dominated by older classic and retro styled bikes complimented by riders dressed in their best suits, ties and open face helmets.

The ride, which started at St Heliers weaving a route through the city before ending at Penrose attracted 388 riders and raised a staggering $57,448.

With so many riders and bikes on the road an impressive spectacle was on show for anyone lucky enough to be a watching.

Housing New Zealand’s own staff member Barry Moody, who took part, raised an impressive $595 and was the 18th highest Auckland fundraiser.

Barry would personally like to thank everyone that supported him and the generous donations he received.

Prostate cancer affects more men worldwide than any other cancer, taking the lives of close to 307,000 men each year. A number surpassed by 500,000 men dying from suicide. That's 807,000 men every year. This is a number that must change and the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride aims to raise awareness and funds to support that change.

The Distinguished Gentleman’s ride is a worldwide event, with the funds raised managed by the Movember Foundation. This year 93,623 riders took part, raising a total of $4.67 million.

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