Members of a men’s cancer support group in Chilliwack are asking the public to donate and help raise money for the group and for people with cancer through an annual Father’s Day walk.
The 23rd annual Father’s Day Walk for Prostate Cancer is still going ahead for 2021, although there will not be an organized event this year due to the pandemic.
“Even with COVID, the need to raise awareness about prostate cancer still goes on, as does the need to raise funds to help the cause,” said Dale Erikson, chairman of Prostate Cancer Support Group Chilliwack in a press release.
This year’s event takes place on Sunday, June 20 and people participating can walk or run any route they want at any time during the day.
Fifty per cent of the funds raised in Chilliwack from the event will stay here and go towards the local support group.
To join the local team, go to thefathersdayrun.ca, click “register” and type in “Prostate Cancer Support Group Chilliwack.” It is $35 to register. Those who register can also take part in a scavenger hunt.
Folks can also donate to the cause online. To ensure your donation stays in Chilliwack, click “Donate to a participant” near the bottom of the page and then type “Chilliwack” in the participant’s name field to find locals who have registered.
The Father’s Day Walk Run is Prostate Cancer BC’s main fundraising event each year. Over the past 22 years, the event has raised more than $3.6 million.