Media Advisory - Harry's 8K & 5K Spring Run-Off to Conquer Prostate Cancer races into High Park April 5th

36th Annual Run will benefit research at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and celebrate Harry Rosen's 60th Anniversary

TORONTO, April 3, 2014 /CNW/ - Raising more than $2.5 million over the past nine years for The Princess Margaret, Harry's Spring Run-Off 8K & 5K to Conquer Prostate Cancer aims to add another $200,000 to that total on Saturday, April 5th in Toronto's High Park. 

As the city's oldest, continuously-held road race, the 36th annual event is steeped in tradition and features a cavalcade of runners, many 'suit'-ably attired, honoring Harry Rosen while aiming for the 'best-dressed' prize. It's a great day for families to cheer-on loved ones and see our youngest philanthropists in action at the Children's Run as well.

WHEN:         

Saturday, April 5th, 2014


8k at 10:00am


5k at 11:15am


Children's Run at 11:45am



WHERE:       

High Park, Toronto, entrance at Bloor Street and High Park Avenue



WHO:           

Larry Rosen, CEO, Harry Rosen Inc.


Councilors Mike Layton, Olivia Chow, Sarah Doucette and Mary Fragedakis


MP Peggy Nash and MPP Cheri DiNovo


Paul Alofs, President & CEO, PMCF


Race Director Alan Brookes and 5,000 runners and walkers



WHY:            

One in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their life time. Last year 3,940 men died of prostate cancer, despite improvements in early detection and therapy.  The good news is more than 90% of prostate cancer cases are curable if detected and treated in their earliest stages. Men over the age of 45 are urged to speak to their doctors about testing.



For more information, to register, or set-up fundraising, please visit www.HarrysSpringRunoff.ca.

SOURCE Harry Rosen Inc.

For further information: Tim Gallant, 416-935-9224, Mobile: 416-909-2853, tgallant@harryrosen.com; or Kendra Thompson, 416-935-9286, Mobile: 416-843-4762, kthompson@harryrosen.com