Prostate Cancer Canada’s Rock the Road Raffle sells out for 5th consecutive year

Proceeds to fund research in Ontario



February 23, 2018 – TORONTO, ON – For the fifth year and counting, Prostate Cancer Canada’s (PCC) Rock the Road Raffle brought together Ontarians from all walks of life to both support an important cause and gain a chance to win a one-of-a-kind dream car.

After months of tickets sales that raised over $500,000 for research in the province, Robert Peressotti of Port Colborne was announced at the 2018 Canadian International Autoshow as the lucky new owner of a custom made Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet valued at a staggering $176,251.61. The big draw took place on Friday, February 23.

PCC Board Member Rick Koshman pulls the winning ticket from the raffle drum!
 
“On behalf of the 1 in 7 Canadian men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, I would like to thank everyone who made this year’s Rock the Road Raffle another huge success for prostate cancer research,” said Christopher Wein, Chair of PCC’s National Board of Directors. “This raffle has been and will continue to be a real driving force behind research that is bringing greater hope to Canadian families.”

The Rock the Road Raffle would not be possible without the support of sponsors and partners that make it possible. In particular, the Trillium Automobile Dealers Association has demonstrated tremendous generosity and commitment to the cause by donating all 6 of the superb vehicles that have been raffled off to date. The Raffle’s Official Media Sponsor, the Toronto Star, played a significant role in helping to get the word out. The Canadian International Autoshow donated showroom space at the Autoshow to showcase the car, sell the remaining tickets, and host the final draw.

“Thanks to organizational leadership and dedication of this magnitude, Prostate Cancer Canada has raised a total of over $1.8 million for prostate cancer research since the raffle’s first year, helping move us closer to the ultimate goal of leaving the most common male cancer in our dust – and making some automotive dreams come true in the process,” Wein explained. 
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About Prostate Cancer Canada
Prostate Cancer Canada is the leading national foundation dedicated to the elimination of the most common cancer in men through research, advocacy, education, support and awareness. As one of the largest investors in prostate cancer research in Canada, Prostate Cancer Canada is committed to continuous discovery in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and support.
 
Prostate Cancer Canada is proud to have been named one of Canada’s top 3 health charities for efficiency and financial transparency in the Financial Post’s 2017 Charities of the Year list. 
 
For more information please contact:
Yaz Maziar
Director, Digital Marketing
Prostate Cancer Canada
416-441-2131 ext. 241
yaz.maziar@prostatecancer.ca

 
 
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