Sturgis: Prostate Cancer Survivors Wanted

Motorcycle News

The Tour de USA 2010, the first ever roundtrip trans-American charity motorcycle rally to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer, is seeking prostate cancer survivors to interview for its documentary film of the event.

"Since President Richard M. Nixon declared the ‘War on Cancer’ in 1971, more than a million men have died from prostate cancer and nearly 29,000 men will die each year from this disease," said Hess, a prostate cancer survivor himself.

"We are excited about uniting the motorcycle community and those who are interested in preventing and curing prostate cancer for this historic event. It will be a blast, yet at the same time will generate funds for community-based prostate cancer awareness and prevention events, as well as testing for men without health insurance."

The ride will be in Sturgis, SD on August 8 and 9, 2010 to dedicate a brick to prostate cancer victims. Hess would like to connect with prostate cancer survivor who would be willing to tell their story as part of the documentary film of the ride.

Survivors may contact Hess via email ( or by telephone at 310.496.3159.

Ride details, including sponsorship and donation opportunities, can be found at the event website

A day-by-day route map can be downloaded at the event site. Daily route updates will be posted on Twitter (TourdeUSA, 29000Men, and robertwhess). Riders wishing to connect to the ride can see track location in real time (every 10 minutes) at

All donations of $25 or more receive a commemorative Tour de USA patch. Donations can be made at or

The 2010 edition of the Tour de USA is dedicated to famed actor Dennis Hopper of "Easy Rider" fame, who died on May 29, 2010, just a year after being diagnosed with advanced prostate cancer.

The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project (PCAP) is a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit entity, FEIN 20-4509127.

Robert Hess, founder, formed the PCAP as a result of his accidental prostate cancer diagnosis in 2003. The PCAP’s focus is on early disease detection and prevention.