VANCOUVER, April 15, 2013 /CNW/ - On April 16th, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) will host their annual Wake Up Call Breakfast in Vancouver.
The Wake Up Call Breakfast is the only Canada-wide business breakfast series dedicated to the fight against prostate cancer. Over the past decade, the event has attracted more than 19,000 business professionals and raised nearly $2.5 million for prostate cancer research and support services.
At the breakfast, Prostate Cancer Canada will honour the late Jack Poole, former VANOC Board Chair and local businessman, with the Local Hero Award. Jack was a generous benefactor to the Vancouver General Hospital and UBC Hospital Foundation with gifts totalling $3 Million for "Jack the Robot", a da Vinci S HD surgical system, and a $1 Million gift towards the Robert H. N. Ho Research Centre. His lead donation attracted a further $3.5 million in donations including $1.5 million from Jimmy Pattison. Together these donations enabled VGH to become the fourth Canadian hospital to employ robotic technology in surgery.
Media are encouraged to attend this event and conduct onsite interviews with Prostate Cancer Canada representatives and special guests.
|What:||Wake Up Call Breakfast|
|Who:|| Local Hero Award, accepted by Darlene Poole in Memory of Jack Poole
Guest Speaker by prostate cancer survivor, Dr. Mike Fitzmaurice
Emcee, Mike Killeen, CTV Vancouver
|When:||April 16, 2013|
|Where:||Hyatt Regency, 655 Burrard St., Vancouver, B.C.|
For tickets and additional information on the Wake Up Call Breakfast, visit prostatecancer.ca/wakeupcall.
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 prostatecancer.ca
SOURCE: Prostate Cancer Canada
For further information:
To confirm event attendance, schedule an advance interview or for more information, please contact:
Rebecca von Goetz
Vice-President, Marketing & Communications
Prostate Cancer Canada
(416) 441 2131 X 258 [email protected]