Probert Ride Surpasses 1 Million Dollars in Support of Local Cardiac Care
June 23, 2019
WINDSOR, ON - For almost a decade, more that 1,300 riders, sponsors and volunteers have been eager to take part in one of the largest charity events in Windsor-Essex. Honouring father, husband, son and late Detroit Red Wing player, Bob Probert, The Bob Probert Ride has brought hockey and motorcycle fans together in support of Cardiac Care in Windsor-Essex.
Today, riders from all across the USA and Canada joined together for a poker run motorcycle ride but this year they had lots to celebrate along the way - raising over one million dollars in support of local cardiac services.
"From our contribution to the angioplasty suite, to exercise equipment at the cardiac wellness gym and now towards the establishment of a satellite cardiac wellness program in Tecumseh, we are making a huge different right here in our community, " said Dani Probert. "On behalf of our family and friends, thank you to Windsor-Essex for the love, support and financial commitments that each of you have made to this ride in Bob's honour."
Every year, Dani, along with her children, close friends and ride committee, spend countless hours leading up to this ride. Whether it be engaging individuals from all across the world through their social media channels, or spending their time at local bike nights across Windsor-Essex, this group is to be commended for their work in making each ride a success.
"Each year I look forward to showing up on ride day. The atmosphere, the route, the stops, the people, all of it makes for an amazing day," said Bill Marra, HDGH VP of External Affairs and Executive Director of the Changing Live Together Foundation. "Hitting the one million dollar mark was an achievement that Dani and her family should be very proud of. To say that Dani and her family have put everything into this ride is an understatement. They should be proud of the work they have done in Bob's name."
Also on display at this year's ride were the much anticipated renderings of the east-end Cardiac Wellness program. This expansion will move much needed cardiac services into Tecumseh and allow residents to complete the 6 month program closer to home.