Two Decades of Cruisin’ for a Cure
Benefit Show for Prostate Cancer Research turns 20!
It's not often that you can say an annual enthusiast event has made a true impact on people's lives. In its 20th year, the yearly late September Cruisin' for a Cure Show has done that and much more. It is the largest one-day charity car show but even more important than that, the effort put forth by nearly all volunteers, has saved 3,000 lives of the over 10,000 men tested for free to check for signs of potential prostate cancer. This year, 888 men got their free exam. Just over 20 percent tested higher than normal levels and were directed to follow up with their doctor to make sure any issues are caught early.
The 2019 event had nearly 3,000 registered vehicles and over 200 vendors on display. The Meguiar's hangar display had some of the most pristine show vehicles in the entire show but there was a variety and plenty of quality spread throughout the Orange County Fairgrounds & Event Center. The 1.5 miles of cruising lane allows participants to get in their rides and go for a roll through the venue or take a seat at any point along the path and watch others cruise around. The ability to see so many trucks cruising around with all of the other hot rods, muscle cars and classics is a pretty cool experience for everyone including the kids cruising around in their own custom pedal cars, wagons or one-off creations. If you're interested in checking out next year's event, it will be held on September 26th, 2020 and you can get more information at cruisinforacure.com