British Columbia, Canada has over 20 Prostate Cancer Support Groups meet once a month. This Richmond group is found in 2013 by volunteers and focused on providing help to Chinese-speaking men, but everyone is welcome. We speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin, meet on the second Thursday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Seniors Centre of Minoru Centre for Active Living (7191 Granville Avenue, Richmond, BC V6Y 1N9 Multipurpose Room 1 (1033)). 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.

No registration is required. Please swipe your Facility Pass ($28/year for seniors 55+ or spouses) or pay a $4.5 drop-in fee at the front desk when arriving for each session.

If you want to chat one on one with a survivor, you may drop in our walking club. The Richmond Blue Walkers walk 5-10 km on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 am-11 am, 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 to http://prostatecancerbc.ca/ 捐款前列腺癌基金會請到 http://prostatecancerbc.ca/

此支援小組乃義工組織,我們講英語普通話廣東話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每月第二個星期四下午6:30-8:30在「明納健康活動中心」的長者中心多用途活動室1 (1033)

每次都需要在前台的會員證(55歲以上長者年費$28),也可以付$4.5的單次場地費

列治文前列腺癌友步行團「藍天健行」每週二和週四早上9時至11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)。點擊查詢活動更新 打電話604-836-6423 (Daniel)

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Friday, December 20, 2019

Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society agree to amalgamate

Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society agree to amalgamate

Toronto. December 12, 2019 – Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) are excited to announce their intention to embark upon a strategic amalgamation that will strengthen and support cancer research, education and the needs of Canadians and their families dealing with the disease. As part of the agreement, Prostate Cancer Canada’s activities and initiatives will remain an important part of the Canadian Cancer Society.

“For 25 years, Prostate Cancer Canada has been the leading national charity investing in world class research, increasing awareness about the disease and supporting Canadians and their families dealing with the most common form of cancer among men,” said Peter Coleridge, President and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada. “We have helped reduce the death rate from the disease by 50%, and with 1 in 9 Canadian men developing prostate cancer in their lifetime, this amalgamation will help ensure that our impact on patient outcomes will not only continue but also increase.”

CCS has successfully merged its operations once before, with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) in early 2017. The first merger of its kind between two large non-profit health charities, that amalgamation helped the newly merged entity achieve an unprecedented turnaround, including a 28% year-over-year reduction in fundraising expenses, increasing funding directed towards core mission-related activities and maximizing the impact of donor dollars.

“We have enormous respect for Prostate Cancer Canada and we’re excited to join forces,” said Andrea Seale, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Cancer Society. “A combined organization will allow us to increase impact – funding life-saving research and making life better for people with cancer, their caregivers and families. As we eliminate duplication and share best practices, more donor dollars will go to this important mission. Donors ask us why there is so much duplication among cancer causes – instead of competing, we’re joining together to redefine the cancer charity sector in Canada.”

Andrea Seale will lead the amalgamated organization. Peter Coleridge is committed to overseeing a smooth transition through the amalgamation, which requires federal government review and approval. It is anticipated that the process will be finalized in early 2020. 

About Prostate Cancer Canada
Prostate Cancer Canada is the leading national charity addressing prostate cancer needs across the country. We strive to save lives by improving prevention, detection and treatment of prostate cancer, and to enhance the quality of life for all Canadians affected by the disease through collaboration, driving world-class research and translating knowledge into better outcomes. To donate or learn more, visit prostatecancer.ca

About the Canadian Cancer Society
The Canadian Cancer Society is the only national charity that supports Canadians living with all cancers across the country. Last year alone CCS spent $40.4 million on cancer research and has invested $25.4 million on prostate cancer research over the last decade. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333.

For further information: 
Yaz Maziar, Senior Director, Marketing and Communications
Prostate Cancer Canada, 416-441-2131, yaz.maziar@prostatecancer.ca

Jessica Abdilla, Communications Coordinator, 

Canadian Cancer Society, 416-323-7030, Jessica.Abdilla@cancer.ca

https://www.prostatecancer.ca/Spotlight/Prostate-Cancer-Canada-and-the-Canadian-Cancer-Soc

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Another cancer organization disappears
Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society agree to amalgamate

On December 12, 2019, Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) announced that they are amalgamating, much as the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) merged with CCS in early 2017. Not long before that Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support merged with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

While the Canadian Cancer Society has promised to prioritize the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and now Prostate Cancer Canada’s initiatives and activities, it is not clear to patients, caregivers and survivors that breast cancer is prioritized in services, funding support to local breast cancer organizations, or research. Indeed, what is visible on the Canadian Cancer Society’s website are fundraising events like the CIBC Run for the Cure, which was the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s signature fundraising event.  Additional information on fundraising events for breast cancer can be found at https://www.cancer.ca/en/get-involved/support-us/breast-cancer-futures-fund/breast-cancer-corporate-partners/?region=on.

However, Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society state that they are excited to embark upon a strategic amalgamation that will strengthen and support cancer research, education and the needs of Canadians and their families dealing with the disease.
Peter Coleridge, President and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada
Andrea Seale, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Cancer Society
“For 25 years, Prostate Cancer Canada has been the leading national charity investing in world class research, increasing awareness about the disease and supporting Canadians and their families dealing with the most common form of cancer among men,” said Peter Coleridge, President and CEO of Prostate Cancer Canada.

“We have helped reduce the death rate from the disease by 50%, and with 1 in 9 Canadian men developing prostate cancer in their lifetime, this amalgamation will help ensure that our impact on patient outcomes will not only continue but also increase.”

“We have enormous respect for Prostate Cancer Canada and we’re excited to join forces,” said Andrea Seale, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Cancer Society. “A combined organization will allow us to increase impact – funding life-saving research and making life better for people with cancer, their caregivers and families. As we eliminate duplication and share best practices, more donor dollars will go to this important mission. Donors ask us why there is so much duplication among cancer causes – instead of competing, we’re joining together to redefine the cancer charity sector in Canada.”

Andrea Seale will lead the amalgamated organization. Peter Coleridge is committed to overseeing a smooth transition through the amalgamation, which requires federal government review and approval. It is anticipated that the process will be finalized in early 2020. 
The merger of large organizations can have detrimental effects on the ability of local groups and events which support cancer patients, caregivers and survivors. As an example, check out the article entitled Breast cancer survivors uncertain of funding for retreat weekend at the following link: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/breast-cancer-retreat-funding-cut-1.4997227
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