Cruisin’ for a Cure is the Southern California car show with a cause, started by Debbie Baker nearly 20 years ago when her late husband was first diagnosed with prostate cancer. Over the years Debbie has grown the event into the largest single-day charity car show in the nation attracting some of the best custom cars, trucks and hot rods with more than 25,000 spectators making their way onto the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA, each year in September. Edelbrock not only supports this very important cause as an associate sponsor, but the company rolls out their “Big Red” event trailer to display the latest Edelbrock performance parts including the Pro-Flo 4 EFI and E-Force Supercharger kits.
Prostate cancer is a serious disease and the second leading cause of cancer death in American men today. Fortunately, most men who are diagnosed with it continue to live thanks to continued research and events like the Cruisin’ for a Cure car show that encourages all men to take the test. “It’s the perfect way to get guys to come out and have some fun and at the same time, get themselves tested,” said Baker.
A simple prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, while not all conclusive, will determine if the possibility of a problem exists. And that’s half the battle. This past year, more than 1,000 men were tested at Cruisin’ for a Cure and 144 were found to have an elevated PSA count. That’s a scary statistic indeed, and if you weren’t able to take the free PSA screening at the show, be sure to see your private doctor and do so.
The 19th annual Cruisin’ for a Cure was once again the largest in the event’s history, attracting more than 3,500 street machines, muscle cars, trucks and hot rods to cruise around the OC fairgrounds. Pre-registration is already taking place for next year’s event to be held on September 28, 2019, so scan through our photo gallery of this year’s participants then head over to the Cruisin’ for a Cure website and sign up for the next one.