Father’s Day prostate run raises awareness

On Sunday, June 21, families throughout B.C. will come together to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer education and research

On Sunday, June 21, families throughout B.C. will come together to raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer education, research and survivorship.

This year’s Chilliwack 5K event is along the beautiful Vedder Trail and organizers are encouraging residents of all ages to lace up their shoes along with thousands of other B.C. men, women and their families in support of the cause. Events are also taking place in Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, and Victoria which will all be hosted on Father’s Day. The Father’s Day Walk Run is an annual event that encourages the community to come together to support and celebrate the men in their lives. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect men, which also greatly impacts their families. Funds raised support research to uncover better diagnostic and treatment options and to provide support services for those living with the disease.

This year’s theme is Show Your Blue where participants are encouraged to come dressed in blue for the costume contest which is new this year.

For those who arrive without a costume, organizers will have a “blue station” to get you accessorized.

The family-focused event will have activities, entertainment, and a free pancake breakfast following the run.

For more information about registration fees, visit www.thefathersdayrun.ca.