Detroit Lions starting middle linebacker Stephen Tulloch and Detroit’s popular organized bike ride, Slow Roll, are teaming up to “Ride for a Cause” for the Stephen Tulloch Foundation.
The Slow Roll team will be leading the ride, per their usual routine and will lead Tulloch, his teammates and riders through the city of Detroit as they also raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
The ride will start at 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at the DNR Outdoor Adventure Center ,1801 Atwater St., and will follow the scheduled route on a 10 mile bike ride. Upon returning, there will be multiple food and beverage trucks, music and giveaways awaiting the riders. The first 1,000 riders to register will receive a free Stephen Tulloch breast cancer awareness shirt for the ride.
Operation 55 also helps assist families with cancer and has partnered with Game On Cancer for the 2015 NFL Season to assist women and their families that have been affected by cancer helping pay medical bills, granting wishes and taking the Game On Cancer organization to Detroit Lions Home Games.
“When we were thinking about what we can do in October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness, I really wanted to do something out in the community that many people can be a part of, I’ve heard of Slow Roll and I thought it would be fun to get a lot of people together and ride through the city of Detroit while raising awareness and money for a great cause” Tulloch says.
“Game On Cancer is committed to serving our cancer patients when in need with the many hidden costs of cancer,” says Christina Johndon, manager of Game on Cancer, Henry Ford Health System stated. “Partnering with Stephen Tulloch enables both of our organizations to have even broader impact and together we can touch so many lives right here in our community. We are thrilled to join forces in tackling cancer.”
Operation 55 was launched in 2011 when Tulloch signed with the Detroit Lions. The mission of the program is to help as many people as possible and give children throughout the Metro Detroit area opportunities to come to Detroit Lions home games to experience a game day with Tulloch, paying bills for those in need, assisting schools with necessary tools and helping families across the state.
To register for the Stephen Tulloch Slow Roll , visti Tulloch55.com for $30. All riders will receive a complimentary beverage from Sierra Mist & Aquafina along with opportunities to win tickets to a Detroit Lions home game. The first 1,000 riders will receive a free pink Stephen Tulloch shirt.