Using the tag line, "Grab prostate cancer = BUY the balls," local business Cor Maximus is partnering with Telus Motorcycle Ride for Dad, to attempt a Guinness World Record.
The aim is to achieve the largest "Exercise Ball Class" to kick off this year's Ride for Dad.
The event, sponsored by Rebuilt Resources, will take place on Saturday, June 8 at Canadore College, at 11 am.
"The current record is held by the YMCA of Greater Toronto.," says owner Khouri Long, of Cor Maximus. "Let’s prove to the big city that big hearts in North Bay can obliterate their 454 person accomplishment by bringing together a full 500 people to move their body and set a world record."
One in six Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes and 12 perish from the disease daily.
“This is a ‘beginner style’ class for all levels, ages 8 years old and up.," explains John Strang, co-chair of the Telus Ride For Dad.
"What a great way to promote a healthy lifestyle all while making a difference in the lives of those diagnosed with prostate cancer.” Long, owner “You can register as an individual, form a team, recruit your family or bring a friend, just come out and join us. There is no cost to participate but we want everyone to take their record-breaking ball home when you BUY the ball with a donation to the Ride for Dad.”
Event shirts, provided by Skaters North, will be available online.
Advanced registration will be available online, at Cor Maximus or you can register on event day but participants are encouraged to register early to avoid the lines and ensure participation.
"We can only accommodate 500 people," added Long.
Visit the website ballrecord.ca for full event details.
Organizers are now looking for local sponsorship and volunteers. To be involved in the community event contact Cor Maximus at 705-476-8888 or email email@example.com.
The Nipissing Chapter of the Telus Ride for Dad will take place on Saturday, June 15.