May 12, 2016
Be Someone's Hero
Father's Day Run/Walk features
Dale Erikson, PCCN/Voice file photo
Runners take off at the start of the
2013 Father's Day Run in Chilliwack.
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
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.
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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