I'm walking in support of prostate cancer!
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, Prostate Cancer 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. Prostate Cancer BC gathered speakers from all corners of the globe to present the best to anyone who needs it.
As a member of Prostate Cancer Support Toronto, I help support men and their partners/families in the Toronto area. We have twice monthly Peer Support Group meetings (currently on Zoom) as well as Awareness Night presentations every two months where we feature an Oncologist dealing with Prostate Cancer or other speakers on topics related to dealing with a Prostate Cancer diagnosis.
I will continue to walk 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. Half of the funds I raise will go to helping with expenses related to running Prostate Cancer Support Toronto's various support activities.
WHY AM I PARTICIPATING IN THE RUN?
Because 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