I'm running in support of prostate cancer!
As many of you know I was diagnosed in 2008 and told I had less than 3 years to live. I am very happy to be here again for my 14th Father's Day Walk / Run for Prostate Cancer. While we all wait for our turn at a vaccine for COVID-19, men across Canada are facing an uncertain future with a prostate cancer diagnosis. Yes there are treatment options, but the reality is cancer is cancer, and we all know there is no vaccine for it! Prostate cancer is the #1 cancer for men and the second leading cause of cancer death. 1 in 9 men will be diagnose with prostate cancer this year.
Now more than ever men are feeling alone in their cancer fight. With other resources at a minimum, Prostate Cancer BC and Prostate Cancer Support Canada has continued to step up their services. When they were forced to close the in person support groups, they creatively took them online. Prostate Cancer BC gathered speakers from all corners of the globe to present the best to anyone who needs it.
I will continue to run and fundraise; but it's not enough. I need your help now more than ever. As we move closer to Father’s Day, I am asking you to step up the fight against prostate cancer and support the men you love.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Support me and make a donation to Prostate Cancer Foundation BC's 23rd Annual Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer via my personal web page below.
WHY AM I PARTICIPATING IN THE RUN?
I am living because of Prostate Cancer research. The drugs I am currently on (Apalutamide) were not available in November 2019 from the BC Cancer Agency and I was lucky to get it and have it partially paid for by the drug company. It is now available through the BC Cancer Agency and is helping many others like me. The problem is it gives an average of 3 years progression free and there is little left after it no longer works. This run is for the tens of thousands of Canadian men living courageously with prostate cancer and their families. It’s for all the men who have died from this disease and the families who have lost loved ones. It’s for the roughly 26,000 men who will be diagnosed in 2021 and everyone who cares about them.
THE FATHER'S DAY WALK RUN EVENT
Is an annual event hosted by Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, a volunteer based organization that represents BC’s prostate cancer patients, their families and communities. Even if you aren’t a walker or a runner, you can still step up and volunteer or consider donating.
Every donation, big or small, will have a huge impact for men and their families dealing with a prostate cancer diagnosis in BC.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and for giving the men in your life the gift of health this Father's Day.
For further information on Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, please visit: www.prostatecancerbc.ca