This Father's Day...Be There

    Walk or run in support of prostate cancer

    HALIFAX, June 14 /CNW/ - Dust off those runners, stretch out your calves
and get ready for the 4th annual Father's Day Walk/Run for prostate cancer. On
Sunday, June 15, 2008 prostate cancer survivors, supporters and families will
join the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada at Dalhousie University
and walk or run for the men in their lives.
    The 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 Father's Day Walk/Run is sponsored by Golf Town, Mercedes-Benz,
Boost, One-A-Day Vitamins, Running Room, Walking Room, Air Canada, C-100,
Dalplex, Bedford Sackville Superbowl, Trade Centre Limited and SlimGyms.
    For more information, and to register online, please visit

    Date:      Sunday, June 15, 2008
               Registration start time: 8:00am
               Start time: 9:30am

    Location:  Studley Main Gymnasium, Dalhousie University

For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Before Father's Day: Sharon
Bala,, (416) 441-2131 ext. 240, or
1-888-255-0333 ext. 240; On Father's Day: Catherine Patterson, (647) 502-2284

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