About Blue Tie
Who are we?
Blue Tie Ride was founded in 2011 by Raumar Bustamente and Dolly Betancourt who both share a passion for raising funds and awareness for prostate cancer and childhood sexual abuse.To date, Blue Tie Ride has raised $79,000 for Prostate Cancer Canada through various events but most importantly, our Blue Tie Ride Motorcycle Rally, which is held every August.
Net proceeds go to both Prostate Cancer Canada and The Gatehouse Child Abuse Investigation & Support Site.
Prostate Cancer Canada is the leading national charity addressing prostate cancer needs across the country. The good news is that since Prostate Cancer Canada was created in 1994, the death rate from prostate cancer has dropped by half. If detected early, survival is now close to 100 per cent. Our efforts have saved and improved lives. In our first 25 years, we invested $120 million in research that gives hope to those affected. We enhanced the work of support groups across the country, offered easy-to-understand information to Canadians affected by the disease and increased public awareness. But much more needs to be done.
The Gatehouse is a unique charity that provides supports, resources and advocacy on behalf of those impacted by childhood sexual abuse. Over the past 18 years, The Gatehouse has helped thousands including children, youth and adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse.
By joining in, sponsoring the event or donating to Blue Tie Ride, you will not only be backing the brightest minds in prostate cancer research, but you will be investing in greater hope for the 1 in 8 men and their families living with the disease. You will also be helping the 1 in 3 girls and 1 in 6 boys that have experienced childhood sexual abuse.
In 1994 Ron Evason founded the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Canada. Diagnosed with prostate cancer in 1993, he realized that there was little, if any, high caliber research being done for the disease. The Foundation’s mission was to support research into the cause, cure, and prevention of prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer Canada strives to save lives by improving prevention, detection and treatment of prostate cancer, and to enhance the quality of life of for all Canadians affected by the disease through collaboration, driving world-class research and translating knowledge into better outcomes.
We will save and improve more lives by working with partners to:
Fund more research to generate new knowledge
Increase the speed at which new evidence is incorporated into government policies and health care practices
Encourage more conversations by sharing the best information and include younger Canadians, women, families and those at higher risk
Innovate in the way we engage staff and volunteers, manage our financial resources and increase donations
The Gatehouse is a unique charity that provides support, resources, and advocacy on behalf of those impacted by childhood sexual abuse. Over the past 18 years, The Gatehouse has helped thousands including children, youth and adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. For more information about The Gatehouse, please visit www.thegatehouse.org.