Father’s Day run returns to Vedder Trail this year

The Father’s Day Run is once again taking place on the beautiful Vedder Trail.

The Father’s Day Run is once again taking place on the beautiful Vedder Trail.

This year’s event will take place on June 21, and all funds raised go toward the Prostate Cancer Foundation of B.C. The run includes prizes for largest team, top team and more, and includes a pancake breakfast.

The Father’s Day Run is a powerful way to raise awareness and funds in the fight against prostate cancer – from helping people facing the disease in the community to ensuring this cancer is a thing of the past for future generations. The Father’s Day Run (and in past the Do It For Dad Walk/Run) is an annual event held in several communities across B.C. It offers an opportunity to honour the prostate cancer survivors in your life, promote awareness of the number one cancer for men, and raise money to help find a cure. There are many ways to get involved including donations, volunteering, participating and more.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in Canadian men. It will affect one in seven men during their lifetime. It is more common where there is a family history and it is being diagnosed more frequently in younger men. Research suggests that diet, environmental factors and genetics can impact prostate cancer occurrence. It is estimated 25,500 Canadian men will be diagnosed this year, often without symptoms in its earliest, most treatable stage. In B.C., 3,400 will be diagnosed and 530 will die in an average year.

For more information, visit www.thefathersdayrun.ca.