“I am always impressed by the level of professionalism, attention to detail and dedication to perform the best show possible that Steve Nagy and RocketHouse Productions Inc. brings to our events. Our exciting Finish Line experience would not be the same with out them!”
- Lisa Then, Director of Event Production, The Ride to Conquer Cancer
The Ride To Conquer Cancer
Two masters of ceremonies, full day
I have Emceed the Ride To Conquer Cancer nearly 20 times. I’ve seen over $100 million raised, 60 000 Riders cross the finish lines and tried to do justice to their stories. We start the Ride with an early morning tribute to the people we’ve lost. Patient cyclists — every one of whom has either battled cancer themselves, is battling it right now, or, more often than not, has the photo of the loved one(s) they’re riding for pinned to their jersey — crowd by the thousands in the rain or the sun or the hail as they wait for me to say, “Ready. Set. RIDE!” But first we watch a riderless bike be walked through the start line. The person who once rode this bike has died in the past year. That means that twenty times I have asked a crowd for silence because somebody who was our partner and friend is gone. There aren’t many events where your year on year participation is partially based on whether or not they’ll still be alive. But that uncertainty also breeds hope.