British Columbia has over 20 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This group is focused on providing help to Chinese-speaking men, but everyone is welcome. We speak Mandarin, Cantonese and English. 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 The Richmond Public Library website. Join us for the professional presentation and talk to other men and family members who have been dealing with prostate cancer for weeks, months or even years.

If you want to chat with a survivor one on one, you may drop in our walking club. 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). Click here for the schedule or contact Daniel Leung at 604-836-6423 for the locations and meeting places.

The Prostate Cancer Foundation of BC accepts donation online, please go tohttp://prostatecancerbc.ca/ 捐款請到前列腺癌基金會http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

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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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