Prostate Cancer Canada Appoints Rocco Rossi CEO

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2013 /CNW/ - Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Rocco Rossi as its President and CEO.

Mr. Rossi is a passionate leader with strong experience in both the not-for-profit and private sectors. He was recently awarded the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal in recognition of his community contributions and philanthropic work.  Mr. Rossi is a past CEO of the Heart & Stroke Foundation of Ontario where he significantly grew annual revenues, enabling record investments to be made in research and mission programs.

"We are delighted to have Rocco Rossi join Prostate Cancer Canada in this important leadership role.  His creative approach to fund raising will greatly increase the capacity of Prostate Cancer Canada to be a truly national organization devoted to the mission of eliminating the disease that will affect one in seven Canadian men in their lifetime,"  said Donald McInnes, Board Chair of Prostate Cancer Canada.  "Mr. Rossi is a highly successful, motivated and committed leader who is the right person to help take the fight against prostate cancer to a new level."

"It is a tremendous honour to become part of this vital cause focused on the health of fathers, brothers, sons and husbands everywhere. I look forward to working with an incredible team of volunteers, donors, researchers, employees and our partners to end prostate cancer," said Rocco Rossi following acceptance of the position of President and CEO.

About Prostate Cancer Canada

Prostate Cancer Canada is the only national foundation dedicated to the elimination of the disease through research, education support and awareness. Prostate cancer will affect one in seven Canadian men in their lifetime.  For more information visit prostatecancer.ca

SOURCE: Prostate Cancer Canada

For further information:

Patricia Best
Vice President
Cohn & Wolfe
416-924-5700 ext. 4051
Patricia.best@cohnwolfe.ca

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