Cruisin’ For A Cure 2012
The crew from D&P was out in force on Saturday 9/22 at the Cruise for a Cure car show. This show is promoted as the largest one day car show in the country. The show promotes a great cause which is the prevention of men’s prostrate cancer. Every year the show provides free screening to check for the beginning signs of prostrate cancer and has found many instances of the initial stages of cancer and resulted in informing individuals they need to be checked further. This has resulted in saving many lives over the years.
The CFAC is a great show and D&P has been with the show since it started some 13 years ago. There were D&P built cars throughout the show. We always set up on the main isle which is where spectators enter and along the cruise route. There was an estimate 3500+ cars at this years event. The weather was great and there thousands of spectators checking out all the cool rides. This show is open to almost any vehicle so you will not only see hot rods and classics, but you will see clubs with PT Cruisers, Vipers, Corvettes, and pretty much everything else on 4 wheels.
Debbie Baker is responsible for putting on the show and she does a great job every year, you go girl!
Thanks to the many friends of D&P who stopped by to see us and offer their kind words.
Presented by Debbie Baker, Ross Kroenert and over 125 volunteers!
The world’s largest one day charity car show
13th Annual Show – Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012
OC Fair & Events Center, Costa Mesa CA
Supporting CITY of HOPE Prostate Cancer Program
Gates open 4:30AM for participant cars
7AM for spectators
What is Cruisin’ For A Cure?
Cruisin’ For A Cure is the world’s largest one day charity custom/classic auto show with over 3400 vehicles on display, over 200 vendors and exhibitors, and a mile and 1/2 cruise route.
Cruisin’ For A Cure is a registered non-profit California organization. All of the individuals that organize the show, handle show day logistics, and generally help make this event a success, are doing this voluntarily in addition to their “day jobs”. Unlike many other automotive fundraising events, none of the money goes to a car club, promoter, or ”administrative overhead”…. There are none!
Thus, you can be assured that your donation goes directly to prostate cancer research. That is why we have all participants make their entry check out to the CITY OF HOPE. We simply log in the vehicle information for the show and forward the check to the City of Hope
Prostate Cancer will strike over 200,000 men this year alone. Of these men, over 31,000 will die. That’s one man every 6½ minutes! Husbands, fathers, sons, and brothers…..in many cases it could have been prevented with regular precautionary checkups.
We men tend to figure, “it won’t happen to me” or, “ well, I’m busy now, but I’ll check into it later.” Later could be too late. After all, don’t we regularly do tune ups and other precautionary work on our cars in the hope of preventing major repairs later? Your body deserves no less. And the truth is, the testing is painless, not embarrassing, and could save your life. Just ask any of the guys you will see at the show wearing the blue “Survivors” shirts. They will tell it to you straight.
Please take the free PSA test at the show
A simple PSA test, while not the complete answer, will indicate if there is the possibility of a problem. While you are at the Cruise, please visit the large medical motor coach and take advantage of this free test. It is a simple, painless blood test.
This year, over 1000 men were tested at the Cruise. Of these, 140 were discovered to have a an elevated PSA count of over 2.6 and were instructed to see their doctor for further testing. Over the past several years, over 5,000 men have been tested at the show and literally hundreds of lives have been saved.
Now you know why we do this show!