Eight years ago, the first Cruisin’ For A Cure was held at, what was then called, Irvine Meadows. It rained the night before and into the morning. A regular car show would have been cancelled, but the “Cure” is not just another car show. Then as now, this event draws Rodders together for the noble purpose of Prostate Cancer research. I think many participants say “I know it’s raining but I’m going for the cause”. Many participants were unable to attend, but because they pre-paid, they too, supported the cause. From its humble beginnings Debbie Baker and her volunteers have created the largest single day car cruise in the country.
At 6:30am the gates opened for the 8th Annual Cruisin’ For A Cure. At 7:30am the “Drive Against Prostate Cancer Van” was opened for FREE PSA cancer screenings. Over 900 men were tested! During the day “The Answer” provided live entertainment on the main stage. At 12:00 the talented Casey Simpson had a live concert. After the Invocation, Dave McClelland provided informative announcements all day. The car count was down, but with the pre-paid participants the total cars was 3300. 270 vendors provided information on their latest products. The giveaway Downs Dearborne Deuce went to “Lucky” Jerry Fialowski of Lomita, CA. This event raised over $120,000 for prostate cancer research!! Great Job! See you next year, September 27, 2008
Thanks for the Show!