British Columbia has 25 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This group is focused on providing help to Chinese-speaking men, but everyone is welcome. We meet on the second Thursday of every month from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at the Richmond Public Library (2/F Brighouse Main Branch, 7700 Minoru Gate, Richmond, BC V6Y 1R8). Please register online at http://www.yourlibrary.ca/events/ for professional presentation. We speak Mandarin, Cantonese and English. Please come and talk to other men and family members who have been dealing with prostate cancer for weeks, months or even years. We accept donation online, please go to http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

The Richmond Blue Walkers walk on every Tuesdays and Thursdays 9-11am, 5-10 km along the beautiful river dykes and parks in Richmond (Walk in the Richmond Shopping Centre during the raining days or cold seasons). Check the schedule below or contact Daniel Leung at 604-836-6423 for the locations and meeting places.

支援小組乃義工組織,我們講普通話、廣東話和英語,幫助您了解良性前列腺疾病與前列腺癌的病徵、預防、治療、康復與最新醫療硏究等資訊。我們每月一次(第二個星期四從下午7:009:00)在列治文公共圖書館二樓(市中心公眾泳池對面)舉辦免費聚會,邀請中英專業人仕主辦醫療與健康講座,交流經驗與分享感受。請到圖書館網站 http://www.yourlibrary.ca/events/,並使用你的圖書館卡進行登記。如果沒有圖書卡請致電604-231-6413 (英語) 604-231-6462(中文)報名。

列治文前列腺癌友步行團 每週二和週四早上九時至十一時,沿著美麗的河堤和公園散步(在下雨天或寒冷季節,步行於列治文購物中心)。查詢活動更新請打電話 604-836-6423 (Daniel)。捐款請到前列腺癌基金會 http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

This blog is provided as a public service. Any persons using the information or documents provided on the blog do so at their own risk. Reference: Oncology Guide to Reliable Websites

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Exercise for Prostate Cancer Survivors - 3 months Flexi-pass at $122.45

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

「列治文前列腺癌友步行團」Richmond Blue Walkers

The "Richmond Blue Walkers" scheduled for Sep/Oct, 2017, every Thursday 9am-11:00am walk for 5-10km on Richmond dykes, trails or in parks. As requested, the walking was changed to every Tuesday and Thursday.

Welcome to all prostate cancer patients, family and supporters! 
We will walk in the Richmond Shopping Centre when it is raining, meet at the Hudson's Bay indoor entrance.

「列治文前列腺癌友步行團」每星期四早上九時至十時半,在列治文河堤或公園步行大約五公里,歡迎前列腺癌友,家屬和支持者免費參加。徇眾要求,每週的步行改為每週二和四。

September 7, 2017年9月7日 9am-10:30am 
Fraser River Middle Arm Dyke - Olympic Oval (在 Lynas Lane Dover Park 公園西北集合,請在GPS輸入 5900 Dover Crescent, Richmond)

September 14, 2017年9月14日 9am-10:30am 
Fraser River Middle Arm Dyke  - Terra Nova (在 Lynas Lane Dover Park 公園西北 集合,請在GPS輸入 5900 Dover Crescent, Richmond)

September 19 & 21, 2017年9月19/21日 9am-10:30am 
West Dyke Trail - Terra Nova (在 River Road 西端停車場 Public Washrooms 集合,請在GPS輸入 2000 River Road, Richmond)

September 26 & 28, 2017年9月26/28日 9am-10:30am
West Dyke Trail - Garry Point Park (在 Garry Point Park公園停車場 Public Washrooms 集合,請在GPS輸入 Garry Point Park, Richmond)

October 3 & 5, 2017年10月3/5日 9am-10:30am
Steveston Village (在 Garry Point Park公園停車場 Public Washrooms 集合,請在GPS輸入 Garry Point Park, Richmond)

October 10 & 12, 2017年10月10/12日 9am-10:30am
Fraser River South Arm Dyke - No. 2 Rd to Garden City Rd (在 No. 2 Road 南端 London Landing Fishing Pier 停車場 Public Washrooms 集合,請在GPS輸入 6120 Dyke Road, Richmond)

October 17 & 19, 2017年10月17/19日 9am-10:30am
Fraser River South Arm Dyke - No. 3 to Finn Rd to Finn Rd (在 No. 3 Road 南端 Dyke Road Fishing Pier 停車場 Public Washrooms 集合,請在GPS輸入13911 No. 3 Road, Richmond)

October 24 & 26, 2017年10月24/26日 9am-10:30am
Fraser River South Arm Dyke - No. 4 to No. 5 Road (在 No. 5 Road 南端 Woodwards Landing 停車場 Public Washrooms 集合,請在GPS輸入 11551 Dyke Road, Richmond)

報名 Register:604-836-6423 
查詢網址 Information:www.ChineseProstate.com

Friday, September 1, 2017

Prostate Cancer Foundation BC Newsletter- September 2017

 
       


BC Place will light up in Blue tonight, September 5th for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!



Some of our many BC support groups take time off in the summer but come September they are all in full swing.
To attend one of the many informative groups please click here for a listing of times and locations.


September topics at some of the support groups

Richmond:

September 14, 2017, BPH Management Options - Dr Kiara Hennessey
October 12, 2017, Prostate Cancer & Treatments - Dr Vu Truong & Dr Brian Yang
November 9, 2017, Chemotherapy - TBA
December 14, 2017, Masculinities & Health - Wellam Yu Ko PhD(c)

Chilliwack:


Thurs. Sept. 7 at 7:00pm, Mt. Cheam Lions Hall

- Our speaker will be Glenda Standeven who will talk about the power of positive thinking.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions and visit with a number of PC survivors after the presentation.
Vancouver
Thursday September 7 at 11 am at 565 W 10th Vancouver.
Sarah Albrecht from CCS will be speaking about services that the CCS provide.

Surrey
Sept. 30  at 10 am Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72 Ave, Surrey. Dr. Alexander Wyatt Senior Research Scientist at Vancouver Prostate Cancer Centre. He is a molecular biologist with vast experience in translational Prostate Cancer genomics and bioinformatics. Dr. Wyatt's laboratory studies the genomics of lethal prostate cancer.
Oct.28, at 10 am Valley View Memorial Gardens, 14644 72 Ave, Surrey. Dr. Celab Ng, BSc. ND at the Mountain View Wellness Centre.
Licensed Naturopathic Physician Dr. Ng has been addressing prostate condition and erectile dysfunction.
Coquitlam:

Blue Chatters Coffee Club - everyone is welcome.  Every Friday 10:00am at Alliance Friendship Café - Shaughnessy & Lougheed



For locations and times of all meetings click here.


The Raymond James Father's Day Walk/Run
raised $408,500.00!

Events were held June 18th in Burnaby, Chilliwack, Victoria, Kamloops and Kelowna. Close to 1300 participants and 294 volunteers raised $408,500.00 for prostate cancer research, education and support in British Columbia

 Nearly Neil rocked the Burnaby event.


So much spirit in Kamloops

Thanks Chilliwack for showing your blue!

17th Annual Pacific Northwest Conference

This live symposium is for patients, their families and health care professionals. Don't miss out on attending this conference that brings together the leading experts on prostate cancer to present and to discuss the latest findings regarding prostate cancer treatment, prevention, survivorship and scientific progress.
WHERE: Paetzold Auditorium, 899 West 12th Avenue, Vancouver - 1st Floor, Room 1899
WHEN: Saturday September 23, 2017 from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm

some restrictions will apply

Butts in a Boat win again! 



The Butts in a Boat is the first in the world men's prostate cancer dragon boat team. They beat the women's Abreast in a boat team for the second year in a row as well as receiving silver at the Steveston Regatta..



Pictured here the winning team with some of the women that paddled with the men at the regatta.


 
The WESTCOAST Motorcycle Ride to Live Vancouver and Chilliwack had a great celebration at The University of the Fraser Valley.

Global BC's Paul Hastings was our MC for the day. 



Prostate Cancer Fitness!



Blue Walkers Walking Club

Please join us for our blue walkers weekly prostate cancer walking clubs.

Richmond: We walk on every Thursday 9-10am, along the beautiful river dykes and parks in Richmond (Walk in one of the 3 shopping malls during the raining days or cold seasons).
Chilliwack: Every Wednesday, 9:00 am, Rotary Trail on the Vedder River at the Peach Road Parking Lot. In extreme weather, we meet at the Cottonwood Mall. We send out an email to the group every Monday or Tuesday to announce any changes or if it is the status quo.

For more information or to join the club call the Foundation office at 604-574-4012


 
  


We can always use volunteers.

Our many fundraising events require a lot of work and we are looking for volunteers to join our planning committees.  If you have a bit of free time and would like to help out with  the Father's Day Run or The Ride to Live then please call  604-574-4012.  You don't have to be a runner, walker or ride a motorcycle... just an enthusiastic person who wants to give back!

  


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Friday, August 18, 2017

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

The Canadian Cancer Society prostate cancer statistics have now changed to 1 in 7 Canadian men.

Please note the info graphic in the link below:

Please note that the Canadian Cancer Society has revised the determining probability of developing cancer. The lifetime probability of developing prostate cancer has been updated to one in seven men.  This change is primarily attributed to the change in methodology and not to changes in risk.  (Reference: Canadian Cancer Statistics Advisory Committee. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2017. Toronto, ON: Canadian Cancer Society; 2017)



You can now order Prostate Cancer Canada’s printed resources on-line. (Free of Charge)
http://prostatecancer.ca/Supporting-You/Resources/Order-Materials

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

17th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference

DESCRIPTION

For the fourth consecutive year, the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Prostate Centre’s Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program will be participating in the 17th annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Symposium. In conjunction with the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute and the University of Washington School of Medicine, this live symposium is for patients, their families and health care professionals. Don't miss out on attending this conference that brings together the leading experts on prostate cancer to present and to discuss the latest findings regarding prostate cancer treatment, prevention, survivorship and scientific progress.
Please note: Registration fee includes a continental breakfast and full lunch. If you have dietary requirements, please contact Monita Sundar at (604) 875-4485.

DATE AND TIME


Sat, 23 September 2017
8:30 AM – 4:00 PM PDT

LOCATION

Paetzold Auditorium
899 West 12th Avenue
1st Floor room 1899
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1M9

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/17th-annual-pacific-northwest-prostate-cancer-conference-tickets-35767237771

Organizer of 17th Annual Pacific Northwest Prostate Cancer Conference
The PCSC Program is a comprehensive survivorship program developed at the Vancouver Prostate Centre for prostate cancer patients, their partners, and family from the time of initial diagnosis to end-of-life care. Located at the Gordon & Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre at Vancouver General Hospital, the PCSC Program is a clinical, educational, research-based approach to care, addressing the challenges of decision-making and coping along the entire disease trajectory to serve both the patient and their partner's physical and psychological needs.