I'm walking to provide support to those diagnosed with prostate cancer!
The Father's Day Walk/Run has special meaning for me as it is close to the anniversary date of my successful prostate surgery three years ago. Although everything has turned out well for me following that surgery, not all men are so lucky. It is not easy for men recently diagnosed with prostate cancer or those whose diagnosis changes to obtain the information and assistance they need, separated as we are by the global pandemic. 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 diagnosed with prostate cancer this year.
Now more than ever, men are feeling alone in their cancer fight. With other resources at a minimum, the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC and Prostate Cancer Support Canada have continued to step up their services. When they were forced to close the in person support groups, they creatively took them online. Over the past year, the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has stepped in and provided assistance to support groups across Canada, gathering speakers from all corners of the globe to present the best to anyone who needs it. During this difficult time, the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has also established a nationwide Partners forum whereby the partners of those diagnosed with Prostate Cancer can share their experiences and provide assistance to one another in a moderated monthly meeting. So, although many of you live in other provinces, the support being provided is helping men across the country, demonstrated by the number of support groups in other provinces who are participating in this year's fundraising event!
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. I am part of the Pain in the Ass team, the team our local Prostate Cancer Support Group is supporting this year.
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.
WHY AM I PARTICIPATING IN THE RUN?
Because this event 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 prostate cancer patients, their families and communities.
Every donation, big or small, will have a huge impact for men and their families dealing with a prostate cancer diagnosis.
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