BBQ dinner raises $5,000 for prostate cancer research

Ride to Live's prostate cancer charity benefits from hot dog, hamburger sales

Volunteers serve up hamburgers and hot dogs at a fundraiser last Friday. The group raised more than $5

Volunteers serve up hamburgers and hot dogs at a fundraiser last Friday. The group raised more than $5

Folks warmed up for the Ride to Live with a barbecue and drive-in last Friday night.

On May 4, a lot full of fancy cars and bellies full of burgers raised $5,060 for the Ride to Live.

“What a great success the R n R Diner barbecue drive-in fundraiser was last Friday night,” said Luc Beauvais, organizer of the Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live. “It was well organized and lots of fun. We owe a huge thank you to Greg Hibbert, Bernice Rimmer and Rick, owners of the R n R.”

Every Friday night starting at 6 p.m. is hotdog and hamburger night at the diner, but R n R Diner on East Saanich Road hopes to make the fundraiser an annual event.

“Bernice Rimmer is a great supporter of the ride, well known and liked in the community,” Beauvais said. “I’m sure her pledge form will continue to grow until ride day coming up on June 3.”

To donate online visit www.vi-ridetolive.ca.