Mark your calendars: September 17 - 23 is Prostate Cancer Awareness Week
TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2012 /CNW/ - Today marks the start of Prostate Cancer
Awareness Week, a week focused on educating Canadians about the most
common cancer to affect Canadian men. From September 17-23, Prostate
Cancer Canada (PCC) will hold events across the country to raise
awareness about the importance of prevention, education and early
detection of prostate cancer.
"We want to dedicate this week to everyone affected by prostate cancer -
those currently living with the disease, survivors, their families and
caregivers - as well as those who will be impacted in the future," said
Steve Jones, President and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada. "As
Canadians, it's our time to stand together and stand up to prostate
cancer - together we can make a difference."
To support the week, several events will be taking place across the
nation including: an announcement at Parliament Hill which includes
select government officials wearing blue to showcase their commitment,
landmark light-ups (major buildings in select cities will turn their
lights blue in support of the cause), City Hall flag raisings, street
festivals and much more. Funds raised during the week will support
research that will ultimately find a cure, uncover better diagnostic
and treatment options and provide support services for those living
with the condition.
For more information about Prostate Cancer Awareness Week and a complete
list of community events in Canada, please visit www.prostatecancer.ca.
One in seven men will be affected by prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Show your support by participating in a local event, donning the
signature PCC tie or scarf, a symbol of hope and unity that we will
ultimately find a cure or making a donation in support of those
affected and their families.
About Prostate Cancer Canada Prostate Cancer Canada raises funds for the development of programs
related to awareness and public education, advocacy, support of those
affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and
cure of prostate cancer. For more information visit www.prostatecancer.ca.
SOURCE: Prostate Cancer Canada
For further information:
Misha Lobo, Prostate Cancer Canada
(t) 416-441-2131 ext. 253
Mobile - (416) 917-8650
Caroline De Silva, Argyle Communications
(t) 416-968-7311 ext. 231
Mobile - (416) 898-4361