Peter MacDonald's Story

In 2004, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. I was shocked by this unexpected news, but the support I received was positive and overwhelming. I wanted to give back to the cause, and began working to do just that.

In 2005, just one year after my diagnosis, I became involved in Atlantic Canada’s first Father’s Day Walk/Run. At the time, there were only two runs in Canada. Today, it is PCC’s signature event, with 15 locations throughout the country. Half of the money that our support group team raises goes to PCC, but the other half comes back to the local support group, to be used in our community.

Today, I’m the volunteer coordinator of PCCN Halifax – a support group for prostate cancer survivors and their families. It was important to me to give back; our support group provides the same type of help that I received when I was newly diagnosed. In May 2013, I was honoured to be named the CTV News “Maritimer of the Week” in recognition of my work to further the prostate cancer cause.

At the end of the day, it’s about educating men and providing support to those who need it.

Peter MacDonald
Volunteer


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