Bikers turn blue to raise awareness for prostate cancer

Doused in blue hair dye and tinsel, more than 200 bikers roared their engines for the the annual Blue September in Auckland on Sunday.

The idea was to attract attention to the month-long series of events highlighting the devastating effects of prostate cancer, and the motorcycle riders who turned out to ride from Pakuranga to Silverdale certainly turned a few heads.

Event organiser Morgan Sobanja had the following message for Kiwi men wondering about getting a check up.

Riders got their blue hair dye out for Blue September.

Riders got their blue hair dye out for Blue September.

“We’re out here in force to turn heads and spread the word about how important it is for men to get tested for prostate cancer. It’s easy, just go to the doctor and ask for a check up – it’s no different from us getting a WOF sorted for our bikes.”

The convoy left on their annual journey from Placemakers Pakuranga and travelled through Auckland along Tamaki Drive and East Coast Bays Road to Placemakers Silverdale.

Blue wigs was the order of the day.

Blue wigs was the order of the day.

Around one in eight Kiwi men are affected by prostate cancer, with one man being diagnosed with prostate cancer every three hours in this country, and more than one dying each day.

 – Stuff

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