Monday, October 31, 2016

Brunei - DGR helps raise prostate cancer awareness

Over 70 well dressed men and women in a group photo during the official flag-off of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) 2016 Brunei edition yesterday. – AZIZ IDRIS

Over 70 well-dressed men and women yesterday attended the official flag-off of the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride (DGR) 2016 Brunei edition held at SAMO Furniture, Kiulap.

Those in attendance rode their classic and vintage motorcycles through Bandar Seri Begawan passing by the city’s landmarks and wore thick monocles, silk vests, crisp shirts, and tailored suits in a bid to raise awareness for men’s health, particularly for prostate cancer research and suicide prevention.

The organiser said the charity event saw the highest number of registered local riders and added that the niche-style of motorbikes made the event special.

“It’s a bit of a spectacle,” said Azim Ghani, adding that the Brunei ride was getting bigger and bigger every year. He has seen the event grow from only having 15 of his friends joining the event to over 70 Brunei riders who raised more than US$1,900 this year.

This year, DGR Brunei invited speakers from the Ministry of Health to deliver talks pertaining to men’s health issues.

To enliven the event, prizes were presented to winners for awards including best dressed, best bike, best mustache as well as highest individual diner. The event was established in 2012 by Sydney man Mark Hawwa, who has raised more than seven million in his four years of fundraising.

Aziz Idris

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