Thursday May 12, 2016 



Be Someone's Hero

Father's Day Run/Walk features pancake breakfast

Dale Erikson, PCCN/Voice file photo


Runners take off at the start of the 2013 Father's Day Run in Chilliwack.


his years Raymond James Fathers Day Run is June 19 in Metro Vancouver, Victoria, Chilliwack, Kamloops and Kelowna.


As Chairman of PCCN Chilliwack, I am happy that we will once again be hosting and participating in the event right here is Chilliwack. The organizers have once again promised to give 50% of what our Team and the individuals on raise for the event to help us raise awareness and pay for our programs such as free PSA testing for men living in Chilliwack. If you would like to register for the event, please join the PCCN Chilliwack Team, you can register by going to

If you cannot walk with us that day, any other support that you can offer would be greatly appreciated. We will also be looking for volunteers to help with different areas, so if you would like to help out, please let me know. We are also looking for prizes for the fundraisers so if that is something that you could help out with please let me know.

The event starts with registration at 8 AM with the walk starting at 9:30 AM. After the walk-run, all participants will enjoy entertainment and a free pancake breakfast prepared by the Mt Cheam Lionís Club and there will also be prizes awarded to the fundraisers. So bring Dad out for a walk and a free breakfast to celebrate his day and help support the Prostate Cancer Cause.

How can you help? Support me and make a donation to Prostate Cancer Foundation BC's Annual Father's Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer via my personal web page below.

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. Itís for all the men who have died from this disease and the families who have lost loved ones. Itís for the roughly 26,000 men who will be diagnosed in 2016 and everyone who cares about them.

The Father's Day event is an annual event hosted by Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, a volunteer based organization that represents BCís prostate cancer patients, their families and communities. Please consider donating to PCFBC to fund research for this disease that currently affects 1 in 8 men.

Every donation, no matter how small, will have a large impact for men and their families dealing with a diagnosis of prostate cancer 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. And men if you are 45 or older please ask your Doctor about getting an annual Prostate check which includes both a DRE and the PSA test. If you have a family history of PCa or are an African American, you should start at age 40. Personally I am very happy that I was getting those checkups and was able to make a decision to treat it successfully 10 years ago!






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