The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride returns to raise awareness on prostate cancer and men's mental health

SITI NURFATIHAH PIRDAUS
SITI NURFATIHAH PIRDAUS
30 May 2022 11:30am
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With prostate cancer being the second most commonly diagnosed cancer among men, and the increase in suicide rates among males, it’s crucial to raise awareness on these health issues.

Throttle Riot recently held The Distinguished Genteleman’s Ride (GDR), an event that aims to raise awareness on prostate cancer and men’s mental health.

The street opposite Lalaport Bukit Bintang was revved up with Vespas to Harley Davidsons along with their riders and members of the public. It was believed more than 700 people joined in the vibrant event.

Participants getting ready to join the convoy to to the next checkpoint at Dataran Merdeka and arriving at The Gasket Alley, Petaling Jaya.
Participants getting ready to join the convoy to to the next checkpoint at Dataran Merdeka and arriving at The Gasket Alley, Petaling Jaya.

The event which also aimed to raise funds, had successfully raised more than RM145000. This will be channeled to support cutting-edge research into prostate cancer, and mental health and suicide prevention programs, which comes as part of their mission to support men’s health globally.

From Lalaport, the bikers convoyed to another checkpoint at Dataran Merdeka, followed by its end destination at The Gasket Alley in Petaling Jaya.

Participants listening to road and safety briefing to ensure that the convoy will run smoothly.
Participants listening to road and safety briefing to ensure that the convoy will run smoothly.

A female participant, Farah Nur Izzah Yahaya, 35, was glad to see the great response from the public as it has been two years since the last GDR was held due to the pandemic.

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She is happy to see more females take part in this movement where in the past, women were not as involved when it comes to events dominated by men.

“I feel that people always have this perception that only women are emotional or have mental health issues because men are supposed to be masculine or strong, physically or mentally.

Another participant, only wanted to be known as Khairuddin, 42, shared that this is his first time joining GDR but he shared the excitement as all motorcycle lovers connect with each other during the event.

“I fully support the event’s purpose to raise funds and awareness about prostate cancer research and men’s mental health,” he said.