Feature Story Sunday June 26, 2016
In Giving Colour
5th Annual Father's Day Walk Run growing each year
Dale Erikson, PCCN/Photos submitted
The 2016 Father's Day Walk Run for Prostrate Cancer was Team Fraser Valley Wealth Management. Below, top fundraisers with organizer Dale Erickson (2nd from left).
he weather June 19th did not look good on the morning of the 5th annual Father's Day Walk for Prostate Cancer. However, other than a little bit of very light rain it turned into a perfect morning for a walk.
For the second year the
major sponsor was Raymond James and they were very well represented in the
walk and volunteering. This year's event continued to grow with about 25%
more runners and walkers (130) took part in the event.
Chilliwack-Hope MP Mark Strahl speaks at the fundraiser. Emcee Ana Macedo listens. Below, Chilliwack MLA John Martin and the talented Mayor Sharon Gaetz gives her rendition the National Anthem.
The funds raised will go toward
raising awareness about Prostate Cancer and research on the disease that
affects 1 out of 8 Canadian men. Besides raising funds the event is meant to
raise awareness about Prostate cancer and the need for men to be checked
regularly with the DRE and a PSA test.
The local organizing committee, led by PCCN Chilliwack Chairman Dale Erikson and Vice-Chairman Marc Gosselin, feel that it was a success with more walkers and funds raised than last year and fantastic support from over 35 wonderful volunteers.
And they're off from The Running Room Arch!
Prostate Cancer Foundation BC and the Prostate
Cancer Canada Network both recommend that men have an annual PSA test and a
Digital Rectal exam after age 45. If you are in a high risk category, such
as having African American heritage or have a history of PC in your family,
then you should start at age 40.