Model Fabio Returns as Celebrity Grand Marshal for the 4th Annual “The Greatest Escape” Motorcycle Ride for Mesothelioma Research

Fabiomodel18AMay 16, 2016 / LOS ANGELES, CA / The Pacific Mesothelioma Center (PMC) at the Pacific Heart, Lung & Blood Institute (PHLBI) is thrilled to announce the fourth annual “The Greatest Escape” Motorcycle Ride, proudly presented by Worthington & Caron, P.C. The ride will be on July 24, 2016 starting at the Glendale Harley-Davidson and ending at Newcomb’s Ranch in la Canada. This annual event benefits victims of mesothelioma, a devastating form of cancer caused by exposure to asbestos that is usually not diagnosed until decades after exposure and well into the later stages of the disease.

“The Greatest Escape” Motorcycle Ride will commence at 8:30 a.m. with registration at Glendale Harley-Davidson. The ride will officially begin at 10 a.m. Riders will cruise through the scenic LA Crest Highway and finish at the beautiful Newcomb’s Ranch in La Canada. Riders will be joined by Celebrity Grand Marshal Fabio, other celebrity riders and law enforcement officials. Gary Bryan, of the K-Earth 101 Morning Show, will bring his delightful blend of humor and candor as MC for the event at Newcomb’s Ranch.  Participants will enjoy a BBQ lunch, refreshing Worthy Brewing craft beer, a concert by Cherry & the Bulldogs, vendors, and an opportunity drawing with prizes valued at thousands of dollars.

The motorcycle ride originated as a tribute to “The Great Escape” movie, starring actor Steve McQueen, who died of mesothelioma. Since its inception, hundreds have gathered each year to honor those who fought valiantly against mesothelioma, encourage those who remain undeterred in their present battle, and to raise money for research.

“’The Greatest Escape’ is a unique and fun event that brings people from all backgrounds together to have a wonderful time and make a difference in mesothelioma research,” said Roger Worthington, of Worthington & Caron, P.C. “Every year the momentum continues to build and we’re proud to have had the opportunity to sponsor this event since its inception in 2013. I’m also excited to sponsor the craft beer this year and for the SoCal debut of Worthy Brewing Company, based in Oregon.”

The event is open to all, riders as well as non-riders who simply want to join the fun.  The registration fee is $40 for riders and $30 for passengers who register online by July 23, 2016. Riders who register online will receive five free opportunity drawing tickets. On-site registration is $45 for riders and $35 for passengers. The fee includes a ride pin, bandanna, lunch, entertainment and parking. For non-motorcycle riders tickets are $25 for lunch, entertainment and parking. To register, visit www.TheGreatestEscape.org. To sponsor this event, contact Clare Cameron at (310) 478-4678 or email ccameron@phlbi.org. All proceeds will go towards mesothelioma research and improving the quality of life for victims of mesothelioma.