Walk or run in support of prostate cancer
EDMONTON, June 14 /CNW/ - Dust off those runners, stretch out your calves
and get ready for the 2nd annual Safeway Father's Day Walk/Run for prostate
cancer. On Sunday, June 15, 2008 Edmonton Oilers coach Craig McTavish and
hundreds of other prostate cancer supporters will join the Prostate Cancer
Research Foundation of Canada at Laurier Park and walk or run for the men in
The Safeway Father's Day Walk/Run is a national event honouring Canadian
Dads - past and present. All funds raised support research into the
prevention, detection and treatment of the disease. In 2007, more than 2,000
people joined the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada at events
across the country raising over $460,000.
Registration for the event will begin at 8:00am and participants will hit
the road at 9:30am. It will be a fantastic morning of fitness, community
involvement and, of course, some exciting prizes. The first ten runners across
the finish line will receive a pair of men's Haggar pants and participants who
raise more than $2,000 will be entered to win a trip for two anywhere
Air Canada flies.
This Father's Day: be there. Honour the special man in your life by
taking a stand against prostate cancer, a disease which affects 1 in 8 men in
their lifetime and is the number one cancer threat to Canadian men.
The Safeway Father's Day Walk/Run is sponsored by Canada Safeway, Golf
Town, Mercedes-Benz, Boost, One-A-Day Vitamins, Air Canada, Running Room,
Walking Room, Canadian Western Bank, Daytona Homes, Meyers Norris Penny,
Pattison Outdoor, EZ Rock 104.9FM, 100.3FM The Bear, 1260 The Team, Edmonton
Sun, CTV and La-Z-Boy.
For more information, and to register online, please visit
Date: Sunday, June 15, 2008
Registration start time: 8:00am
Start time: 9:30am
Location: Laurier Park, 13400 Buena Vista Road, Edmonton
For further information:
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