/R E P E A T -- Media Invitation - The Impact, the Alouettes and the Canadiens alumni will join Mayor of Montreal Denis Coderre at the PROCURE Walk of Courage on June 19 atop Mount Royal/

To celebrate the Walk's 10th anniversary, PROCURE hopes to have 500 walkers raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research and patient support programs

MONTREAL, June 2, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - On behalf of PROCURE, Robin Burns, Father John Walsh and Jean Pagé invite all members of the media to the 10th edition of the Walk of Courage on Sunday, June 19 atop Mount Royal. This event aims to educate and inform Montrealers about prostate cancer, which affects 12 men in Quebec every day. The Mayor of Montreal, Denis Coderre, will once again be the Honorary President of this 5 km walk to celebrate Father's Day. Since 2007, the Walk of Courage has raised more than $1 million for PROCURE.

To celebrate its 10th anniversary, participants will have the unique opportunity of walking with their favourite Montreal Impact player. The team's President Joey Saputo and his players and members of the Impact Academy will join representatives from the Montreal Alouettes as well as Canadiens alumnus Steve Bégin. Everyone is out to help raise awareness about prostate cancer. 

All proceeds from the event will go to PROCURE, the only charitable organisation in Quebec exclusively dedicated to the fight against prostate cancer through research, awareness, education and support programs for patients and their families – including a new 24/7 help line. This year, 4,600 Quebecers will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1 in 7 men will be affected during their lifetime.

To register for the Walk of Courage, visit www.marcheducourage.ca  



10th anniversary the PROCURE Walk of Courage


Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal

Robin Burns, Father John Walsh and Jean Pagé, co-founders of the Walk of Courage

Joey Saputo, President of the Montreal Impact President and his players as well as the Impact Academy

Members of the Montreal Alouettes  

Steve Bégin, Canadiens alumnus

Laurent Proulx, PROCURE Executive Director


Sunday, June 19, 2016

10:00-10:20 a.m.: media interviews

10:30 a.m.: address by Walk of Courage co-founders Jean Pagé, Robin Burns & Father John

10:35 a.m.: address by Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal

11:00 a.m. ribbon cutting and beginning of the Walk of Courage


Beaver Lake, Mount Royal



For further information: To confirm your presence or to schedule an interview with a PROCURE spokesperson, contact: Cristelle Basmaji, Youville, 514-952-5546, cristelle.basmaji@youvillecc.com

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