At McNabola & Associates, we are proud to give back to our community, especially when giving back involves getting a chance to ride while also working with a charity that contributes to an issue that affects millions of men everywhere. For this reason, we were extremely proud to both sponsor and take part in the festivities in the sixth annual Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride in Chicago.
The nearly 700 riders raised more than $88,000 for charities such as The Movember Foundation, which promotes awareness and a cure for prostate cancer.
About the Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride
The Distinguished Gentleman’s Ride was initially founded in Syndey, Australia by Mark Hawwa, who was inspired to change the negative stereotypes about motorcycles after seeing a photo of Don Draper from Mad Men on his classic themed bike while wearing his best suit.
His first ride in 2012 brought out 2,500 riders across 64 cities around the world, and the event has only grown since. The very next year more than 11,000 riders in 145 cities around the world raised $277,000 for charity, and in 2014 the ride broke the million-dollar mark in funds raised. In 2016, and inspired by the loss of one of their ride hosts to depression, the fundraising goals changed to include men’s mental health programs in addition to prostate cancer research.
Last year’s event brought together 94,000 riders in 581 cities from 92 countries all around the planet, all while raising $4.85 million. This year’s ride sought to surpass $6 million in funds raised to benefit these charities, and hosted well in excess of 100,000 riders.
At McNabola & Associates, as a group of attorneys who ride and represent riders, we’re extremely proud to be a part of this annual event which has become so renowned for not only the optics and enjoyment that it brings, but for the attention and awareness it brings to issues which continue to affect millions of men all around the world.
If you’re a rider who has been injured in an accident or you’ve suffered an injury in a car accident of any type, call the Chicago car accident attorneys at McNabola & Associates at (312) 888-8700 today.