British Columbia has 28 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/

此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7:00至9:00)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 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。

查詢活動更新請打電話 604-836-6423 (Daniel)。捐錢請到前列腺癌基金會 http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

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

Monday, May 15, 2017

「列治文前列腺癌友步行團」Richmond Blue Walkers

The Richmond Blue Walkers will be started on May 18, 2017, every Thursday 9am-10am walk for 5km on Richmond trails or in parks.
Welcome to all prostate cancer patients, family and supports!
列治文華人前列腺癌支援網絡 宣佈成立「列治文前列腺癌友步行團」Richmond Blue Walkers,
每星期四早上九時至十時,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。
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Enjoy the spectacular views on the Middle Arm Dyke trail.
Date: Thursday, May 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 am
Meeting Spot: North-west corner of Dover Park, across from the Richmond Works Yard.
(use GPS enter 5900 Dover Crescent, Richmond).
Description:
Starting at Dover Park, the trail is easily accessed from the city centre and links to the popular West
Dyke Trail. This dyke path is adjacent to the Middle Arm of the Fraser River with views of Sea Island, the Vancouver International Airport and the North Shore Mountains. This route also passes by the Richmond Olympic Oval, a world-class community facility and home of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games long track speed skating competition.
Meet 10 minutes before scheduled time as walks begin on time. Walk includes a warm up and cool down as well as light stretching. Walks can be up to 1 hour long and are approximately 4 to 5 km in distance. Walk at your own individual pace. Walks happen rain or shine.
Driving Directions:
If heading west on Westminster Highway turn right on Lynas Lane (the first right after No. 2 Road). Turn right onto Dover Crescent.
Parking:
Available street side at Dover Park.
Transit:
There are bus stops less than 120 metres away along the C94 and 401 bus routes. CheckTranslink for schedules and directions.
Note:
Dress in layers and a hat as it can be windy along the dyke trail.
Next Walk:
Thursday, May 25 @ 9am  Fraser River Middle Arm Trail
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May 18, 20175月18日 9am-10am 
Fraser River Middle Arm Trail  - Terra Nova (在Lynas Lane Dover Park公園西北集合,請在GPS輸入 5900 Dover Crescent, Richmond)

May 25, 20175月25日 9am-10am 
Fraser River South Arm Trail (在No. 3 Road 南端 Dyke Trail公園停車場集合,
請在GPS輸入 9000 Dyke Road, Richmond)

June 1, 2017年6月1日 9am-10am
West Dyke Trail (在River Road 西端停車場集合,
請在GPS輸入 2000 River Road, Richmond)

June 8, 2017年6月8日 9am-10am
Steveston Greenways (在Garry Point 公園停車場西端集合,
請在GPS輸入 Garry Point Park, Richmond)

June 15, 2017年6月15日 9am-10am
Fraser River Middle Arm Trail - Olympic Oval (在Lynas Lane Dover公園西北集合,
請在GPS輸入 5900 Dover Crescent, Richmond)

June 22, 2017年6月22日 9am-10am 
Railway Greenways (在Thompson Community Centre停車場西端集合,
請在GPS輸入 5151 Granville Avenue, Richmond)

June 29, 2017年6月29日 9am-10am 
Horseshoe Slough Trail (在Shell Road南端集合,
請在GPS輸入 12151 Shell Road, Richmond)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

5月至6月會議和活動 May to June Meeting and Events

治文華人前列腺支援網絡  免費健康專題講座

Free health presentation at Richmond Public Library (Brighouse Main Branch)

May 11, 2017511日,週四下午七時至八時半
Mr. George Main & Mr. Leno Zecchel, PCCN Surrey
English presentation, Cantonese translation 
Incontinence and Impotence (Erectile Dysfunction)  
英語講解 粵語翻譯 – 失禁和不舉(勃起功能障礙)

June 8, 201768日,週四下午七時至八時半
Dr. Milton Po, MD, BS Public Health, FRCPC, Radiation Oncology 
Mandarin presentation, Post-operative Radiotherapy
傅爾放射腫瘤科醫生 國語講解 - 前列腺癌手術後放射治療

地點:治文公共圖書館二樓 (Brighouse Main Branch)
中文報名:604-231-6462,  English Register: 
604-231-6413 

查詢網址Information:www.ChineseProstate.com

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治文華人前列腺支援網絡 宣佈成立「列治文前列腺癌友步行團」Richmond Blue Walkers ,  每星期四早上九時至十時,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。

The Richmond Blue Walkers will be started on May 18, 2017, every Thursday 9am-10am walk for 5km on Richmond trails or in parks. Welcome to all prostate cancer patients, family and supports!

May 18, 20175月18日 9am-10am 
Fraser River Middle Arm Trail (在Lynas Lane Dover Park公園西北集合
請在GPS輸入 5900 Dover Crescent, Richmond)

May 25, 20175月25日 9am-10am 
Fraser River South Arm Trail (在No. 3 Road 南端 Dyke Trail公園停車場集合
請在GPS輸入 9000 Dyke Road, Richmond)

June 1, 2017年6月1日 9am-10am
West Dyke Trail (在River Road 西端停車場集合
請在GPS輸入 2000 River Road, Richmond)

June 8, 2017年6月8日 9am-10am
Steveston Greenways (在Garry Point 公園停車場西端集合
請在GPS輸入 Garry Point Park, Richmond)

June 15, 2017年6月15日 9am-10am
Fraser River Middle Arm Trail Olympic Oval - Terra Nova (在Lynas Lane Dover公園西北集合,
請在GPS輸入 5900 Dover Crescent, Richmond)

June 22, 2017年6月22日 9am-10am 
Railway Greenways (在Thompson Community Centre停車場西端集合,
請在GPS輸入 5151 Granville Avenue , Richmond)

June 29, 2017年6月29日 9am-10am 
Horseshoe Slough Trail (在Shell Road南端集合,
請在GPS輸入 12151 Shell Road, Richmond)

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

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請支持5月28日溫哥華的 Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live摩托車巡遊為前列腺癌基金會筹募研究基金。
請登入 www.ridetolive.ca/ 網站報名捐款
謝謝!
Please support May 28 Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live fundraising to Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, donation at www.ridetolive.ca/

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請支持6月18日本拿比湖的 Raymond James Walk/Run 父親節步行,為前列腺癌基金會筹募研究基金。
報名請按 Register-Metro Vancouver Run (捐款請按 Sponsor a Participant),
然後搜尋 Richmond Support Group 或 Daniel Leung 報名捐款
謝謝!
Please support June 18 Raymond James Walk/Run fundraising to Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, register and donation at http://www.thefathersdayrun.ca/event-details-metro-vancouver/teams-metro-vancouver/
Please search Richmond Support Group or Daniel Leung

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請支持6月23-25日溫哥華的 Butts in a Boat 前列腺癌友龍舟隊 ,為前列腺癌基金會筹募研究基金。
請登入 www.buttsinaboat.ca 網站,
報名請按 Join Us (捐款請按 Sponsor Us 及 Donate Now),
然後搜尋 Daniel Leung 捐款
謝謝!
Please support June 23-25 Butts in a Boat dragon boat team fundraising to Prostate Cancer Foundation BC, register and donation at www.buttsinaboat.ca
Please search Daniel Leung

Friday, April 28, 2017

First peer navigators ready to guide prostate cancer patients

http://spph.ubc.ca/first-peer-navigators-ready-to-guide-prostate-cancer-patients/

For more information or to participate, please visit us at www.peernavigation.truenth.ca
call us on 604-822- 2729 or email at peer.navigation@ubc.ca
The first peer navigators are ready to help newly diagnosed prostate cancer patients navigate the healthcare system.


Saturday, April 22, 2017

April Newsletter - Prostate Cancer Foundation BC


Foundation news, upcoming events, and support group updates
Spring is in the air!
With the winter weather behind us, Prostate Cancer Foundation BC is gearing up for an event-filled Spring! Both of our signature events, the Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live and The Raymond James Father's Day Walk/Run are coming up soon, and we'll be at a number of other events in the coming months raising awareness and funds for prostate cancer. We have some exciting updates on some of our grant recipients as well as support group news and volunteer opportunities - scroll down for all the details or visit our website for more info. 
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Sunday, June 18th
The Raymond James        Father's Day Walk/Run

Register and fundraise $25 by May 1st and you could win two tickets to the Millionaire Dollar Quartet at The Stanley Theater Vancouver.

Gather up your family and support BC men this Father's Day by joining us in BurnabyChilliwackKamloopsKelowna or Victoria for the Raymond James Father's Day Walk/Run. Enjoy a free meal, lots of activities for the whole family, and great giveaways! 
Sign up as an individual or create or join a team! Pledge to raise funds for ProstateCancer Foundation BC and participation is free! We will also have lots of great prizes for top collectors.
Not able to make it to the event? You can still support Prostate Cancer Foundation BC by signing up to fundraise or by sponsoring a registered participant
Foundation News
Season starts for PCFBC's Dragon Boat team, Butts in a Boat

Butts in a Boat kicked off their season with their first practice at the end of March! Are you or someone you know a prostate cancer survivor looking for ways to stay active and meet new people? Check out www.buttsinaboat.ca to learn how you can get involved.
Prostate Cancer Supportive Care Program opens in Kelowna

Prostate Cancer Foundation BC has provided funding for the new supportive care program opening in Kelowna.  Module one will begin in May.  For more information please visit http://www.prostatecentre.com/PCSC
BC Support Group Leaders Meet

The BC Support Group Council made up of support group leaders and committed volunteers met on Wednesday April 12th in Richmond.  The Council mentors new leaders, helps develop existing groups and plans educational sessions for leaders.

Pictured is the 2017 Prostate Cancer Foundation BC Support Group Council.
Back Row left to right: Joe Dahoy Campbell River, Co-Chair Eric Huffey Coquitlam, Past Chair Kevin Higgins Cranbrook, Murray Gordon Chilliwack, 
Front Row: Len Gross Vancouver, Co-Chair Rene Anderson Burnaby, Ted Butterfield North Vancouver.
"If I Were Tom" website

PCFBC will be taking over the management of www.ifiweretom.ca, a website developed by UBC that provides step-by-step support for men who are going through the difficult process of prostatecancer diagnosis, treatment, and management.
Newly diagnosed?

If you are looking to talk to someone who has been in your shoes or just need more information...please call us and we will make sure you get everything you need and all your questions answered. Please call 604-574-4012 for a confidential conversation.
Featured Events

Did you know? Prostate Cancer Foundation BC's two signature events, the Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live (May 28th) and the Raymond James Father's Day Walk/Run (June 18th) have raised over $2.75 million to help support BC men living with prostate cancer. Both events are coming up fast! Please mark your calendars and see below for more details.
Sunday, May 28th
The Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live
Presented by Honda

Help fight prostate cancer by taking part in the Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live presented by Honda on May 28th. Riders will start in Vancouver or Chilliwack, head out on a scenic two hour poker ride, then come together for a big end celebration at UFV in Abbotsford. The celebration will include a BBQ lunch, Classic Car Show & Shine, live music and other entertainment - non-riders are welcome to join us!
Not able to make it to the event? You can still support Prostate CancerFoundation BC by purchasing Ride to Live raffle tickets or by sponsoring a rider
Upcoming Community and Fundraising Events
Sunday, April 23rd
Cloverdale Fairgrounds

PCFBC will be there with our Ride to Live booth...come hang out with us and check out the over 150 booths featuring British, American, European and Japanese parts and bikes. 
Sunday, May 7th
BMO Vancouver Marathon's RUN4HOPE 

The PCFBC RUN4HOPE team has raised over $18,000 to date! Come out to the event to cheer them on or support their efforts by making a donation today.

Join our marshaling station! PCFBC will be near the Yaletown Canada Line Station between 6:00-10:00am to help direct and cheer on the runners. To register as a volunteer, please click here and enter the password runvanm5.
June 2017
Thrifty Foods 40th Anniversary

Prostate Cancer Foundation BC and Island ProstateCentre will be the beneficiaries of the Thrifty Foods 40th Anniversary Celebration throughout the month of June. Partial proceeds from the sale of a featured item will be donated and we will also have foundation booths set up at all Thrifty Food locations on June 10th. Stay tuned for details about the featured item however if you are available to volunteer at the June 10th event, please let us know!
Volunteer Opportunities
Prostate Cancer Foundation BC relies on the support of hundreds of volunteers to help make our events possible! If you are available to help with any of the opportunities below, please let us know and we will send you more details or click on the link, if provided, to sign up.

Sunday, May 7th: BMO Vancouver Marathon marshaling station (6:00-10:00am at Yaletown Skytrain Station) - Register Here to Volunteer (enter the password runvanm5)

Saturday, May 27th | Sunday, May 28th: Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live - registration and event (various times available) - Register Here to Volunteer

Sunday, June 10th: Thrifty Foods 40th Anniversary - Foundation booth at stores in Port Moody, Maple Ridge, Tsawwassen, Surrey, or North Vancouver (11:30am-2:30pm)

Saturday June 17th | Sunday, June 18th: Raymond James Father's Day Walk/Run set-up and event in Burnaby, Chilliwack, Kamloops or Kelowna (various times available) - Register Here to Volunteer
Support Group Updates
Prostate Cancer Foundation BC funds over 20 support groups in communities around the province. All groups are free to attend and provide a comfortable environment for men and their family members to learn from special guest speakers and to chat with other men going through similar experiences. Click here to learn more about Prostate Cancer Support Groups and to connect with a group in your area.
Upcoming Support Group Speakers

The Vancouver Support Group will feature Dr. Michael Cox on Thursday May 4, 2017 at 11 am.

Dr. Cox, from the Prostate CancerResearch Centre will speak on an update on Prostate Cancer Epidemiology in Canada.

To see all the support group meeting times and locations please visit http://prostatecancerbc.ca/home/support-groups/

Support Prostate Cancer Foundation BC today!

PCFBC is the only BC-based organization dedicated solely to Prostate Cancer research, education, and survivorship. Help us to continue to support BC men by making an online donation or contact us at 604-574-4012 to talk about other ways you can give. 

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