Convoy for Hope
September 14th, 2013
The Convoy For Hope - Atlantic is bringing together Atlantic Canadians to celebrate the great service of the trucking industry and supporting our communities in the fight against Cancer.
This year's event will raise awareness and funds to combat not only Breast Cancer, but Lung, Prostate and Colon Cancer.
The Original Convoy was held on October 18, 2008 in Cornwall, ON. Since that epic event, the number of Convoy's continues to grow. As with the original, The goals of sharing hope, celebrating survivors, and remembering those that lost their fight by raising funds and awareness in our communities continues to move us forward.
Join us this year, for the Convoy For Hope - Atlantic. Learn more.
The 78th Highland Regiment visits PCC Altlantic!
Members of the 78th Highland Regiment from the Halifax Citadel pose in front of the PCC Atlantic office. They contributed twenty complimentary passes to the Halifax Citadel that we will use as door prizes for the Halifax FDWR.
Peter MacDonald, Maritimer of the Week!
Nova Scotia resident, Peter MacDonald, recognized for his dedication to volunteering and passionate support for Prostate Cancer Canada! Congratulations Peter! Watch the story on CTV News here.
Closest to the Hole, a Golf Tournament in Support of Prostate Cancer Canada - Atlantic
Tuesday, June 4th, 2013
Ashburn Golf Club, 3250 Joseph Howe Drive, Halifax
For the second year, The Maritimes Energy Association is hosting the event at Ashburn Golf Club in support of our charitable partner, Prostate Cancer Canada – Atlantic.
Maritimes Energy has a long reputation of successful golf tournaments that provide tremendous networking opportunities; if you are in the energy sector, the Nova Scotia business community or a company with an interest in supporting Prostate Cancer Canada – Atlantic while expanding your network you don’t miss the opportunity to play the Closest to the Hole Tournament. Register today!
Father's Day is Around the Corner!
You might begin to see signs of spring, and the Father's Day Walk/Run, in Halifax! Join us for this fun event, and bring your whole family. Register today.
Outreach at Springhill Penitentiary
Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic made history Wednesday, March 27th by performing community outreach behind bars at Springhill Penitentiary in Springhill, Nova Scotia. Springhill Institution is a medium security Canadian federal security prison with close to 450 inmates.
The outreach was headed up by Elwood Marsman, the volunteer coordinator of PCCN Blacks in Nova Scotia (BINS), and Peter Mallette, the Executive Director of Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic. Three dozen inmates, all members of Springhill’s Black Inmates Association, and many with familial connections to prostate cancer, asked questions about prevention, early detection, diet, warning signs, treatment, and side effects.
Sherry Jackson Smith, the Regional Manager of Ethno Cultural Services with Correctional Service Canada says this was the first time that prostate cancer outreach had ever been performed inside the prison. Based on the success of this experience, Mallette is hoping to conduct more prostate cancer prison outreach throughout Atlantic Canada.
Wake Up Call Breakfast
The Wake Up Call Breakfast is Canada’s only country-wide business focused breakfast series dedicated to the fight against prostate cancer.
Save the Date!
Halifax - September 13th
Moncton - September 16th
Cape Breton - September 19th
PSA Fitness is a free, 10 week program for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. For more information, please call 902 - 420-1444.
Rugby Nova Scotia Supports PCC
Our good friends at Rugby Nova Scotia presented PCC Atlantic Region with a cheque for close to 21-thousand dollars from an event called “Risky Business.” It was a rugby game featuring two teams of female players decked out in PCC shirts, socks and shoelaces.
BINS Paid Tribute
Two coordinators for the PCCN BINS, Elwood Marsman and Earl Lucas, are pictured with Percy Paris, the minister responsible for African Nova Scotia affairs. On November 26th, the Nova Scotia government paid tribute to Elwood and Earl for demonstrating their dedication and compassion for those affected by prostate cancer. Congratulations!
Blacks in Nova Scotia (BINS) Support Group Launches
On September 26th, Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic proudly announced the launch of a new support group specifically created for black men in Nova Scotia. This is the first of its kind within the Prostate Cancer Canada Network.
The support group meetings, to be held the last Wednesday of every month, will provide a forum for personal discussion with prostate cancer survivors, including those newly diagnosed and their caregivers. They will also serve as encouragement to motivate other black communities in Canada to offer similar information and support.
Under sunny skies and in front of more than 100,000 spectators, PCC Atlantic’s Executive Director Peter Mallette and Rob Istister, volunteer coordinator of the Halifax Rainbow Warriors, PCCN’s only support group for gay men, marched in the 2012 Halifax Pride Parade Saturday, July 28th. The annual parade was the star attraction of Pride Week in Halifax which celebrated its 25th anniversary.
Mallette said he was marching for every man, gay or straight, who has or has had prostate cancer. Along the parade route, which wound its way through the heart of the downtown Halifax business district, Mallette and Isbister received many “thumbs-up” and words of encouragement from prostate cancer survivors and their families who turned out to watch the festivities and to celebrate diversity.
Following the parade, PCC Atlantic (Mallette & Isbister) manned a booth at the Community Fair at the Halifax Wanderer’s Grounds where they talked to hundreds of people about the benefits of early detection and the PSA test, and distributed literature about about prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic Region
5121 Sackville Street, Suite 101
Toll free: 1-855-420-1444
For more information about Prostate Cancer Canada's Atlantic Regional Office in Halifax, please contact:
Executive Director, Atlantic Region
Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic Region's Advisory Council
Fred MacGillivray (Chair)
Independent Business Consultant
Dr. David Bell MD
FRCPC – Professor of Urology Dalhousie University
TD Waterhouse VP & Market Leader Private Client Group
Trade Centre Limited Sales Manager
RBC Regional VP Commercial & Financial Services
CTV Atlantic News Anchor
TELUS VP Atlantic Canada
Dalhousie University Medical Student