Caines starts his prostate cancer drive

  • Cancer survivor: prostate cancer survivor Percy Caines led a procession of family, friends and supporters on his moped from Dockyard to Clearwater Beach, St David’s to raise awareness (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

    Cancer survivor: prostate cancer survivor Percy Caines led a procession of family, friends and supporters on his moped from Dockyard to Clearwater Beach, St David’s to raise awareness (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • For a good cause: cancer survivor, Percy Caines, a Bermudian who lives in Arkansas, rode a rented moped from Dockyard, Ireland Island North, to Clearwater Beach, St David’s Island, to raise awareness of prostate cancer

    For a good cause: cancer survivor, Percy Caines, a Bermudian who lives in Arkansas, rode a rented moped from Dockyard, Ireland Island North, to Clearwater Beach, St David’s Island, to raise awareness of prostate cancer
    (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

  • Giving support: Opposition MP Sylvan Richards rode with Percy Caines and other motorcycle enthusiasts

    Giving support: Opposition MP Sylvan Richards rode with Percy Caines and other motorcycle enthusiasts
    (Phototgraph by Blaire Simmons)


Percy H. Caines III rode the length of Bermuda on Saturday to raise awareness for prostate cancer.

The prostate cancer survivor and founder of charity Men Listen Up was joined by about 20 other motorcyclist on his trip from Dockyard to Clearwater Beach.

Mr Caines said: “It went wonderful. It was a beautiful day for it. People were beeping, they were waving as we came through.

“It was just fantastic. Even though we did not have a big crowd.”

Mr Caines, who left Bermuda for the USA 28 years ago, said he hoped next year’s event would attract more participants.

He explained that he is taking the idea all over to world in an effort to make men aware of the dangers of prostate cancer.

The 59-year-old learnt he had prostate cancer in 2016 and believes annual check-ups are what saved him. Mr Caines, who lives in Jonesboro, Arkansas, hopes his global trek will do the same for others.

He said: “A lot of men are not listening. I want to be the biggest advertiser for prostate cancer awareness.

“We need to get the message out there as strong as breast cancer.”

• For more information, visit www.MenListenUp.org

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Published Jul 30, 2018 at 8:00 am (Updated Jul 30, 2018 at 3:37 am)

Caines starts his prostate cancer drive

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