September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month


1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, making it the most common cancer in men. The need for greater public education is why we designated September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated toward engaging and connecting the public, media, academia, and government around a disease that affects us all on some level. Whether it’s a cutting-edge research announcement, a special news feature, a public service announcement, a fundraising event, or a landmark that has been illuminated blue, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month was geared towards spreading the word in as accurate, diverse, and widespread a manner possible.

While deaths from prostate cancer have dropped by approximately 40% over the past 20 years, an estimated 4,100 Canadian men will die from the disease in 2017 alone. A lot of work remains to be done to reduce that number even further, and a valuable starting place is the collective understanding and active participation that comes with broader awareness. The more we understand, the more likely and better equipped we are to come together and truly make a difference, whether it be sharing information, making a donation to research, or dialing your health care provider’s number. 


Cities, regions and provinces across Canada proclaimed September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month! Use the map below to view which cities made a proclamation this year. Prostate Cancer Canada would like to thank the many individuals, municipalities and governments that have declared September Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.


From coast to coast, landmarks across Canada will illuminate in blue during September to mark Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Landmarks from 2016 included Halifax City Hall, Niagara Falls, Dieppe City Hall, The CN Tower and more.

Upcoming Events!

The 8th Annual B&O Yorkville Run

Join us and support the 1 in 7 Canadian men and their families who will face a prostate cancer diagnosis in their lifetime by registering for the B&O Yorkville 5KM Run on Sunday, September 10th. There's limited space available so register today to claim your spot and also receive the amazing new Balance Run swag!

- Personalized Race Bib
- Timing Chip
- New Balance men's t-shirt or women's tank
- $100 gift card for New Balance apparel
- Download for professional race photos
...and a few other surprises!

Register today and invite family and friends too! Help us spread the word about this amazing event using the hashtag #YorkvilleRun17 and tell us why you're taking part in this important cause.


The 11th Annual Cruisin' for a Cure Canada

Cruisin' for a Cure Canada returns to Brampton's Powerade Centre on Sunday, September 10th. All rods, customs, muscle and classic cards, as well as trucks, motorcycles and snowmobiles are all welcome as display vehicles. Net proceeds from the event will be donated to Prostate Cancer Canada. FREE confidential PSA tests will be available for men 40 and over from 10AM to 4PM. Special thanks to Planet Ford for sponsoring the tests again this year.
Gates Open: 7:30 AM
Hours: 10 AM - 4 PM
Parking: $10.00

$20 donation or more will receive a tax receipt. For more information check out the website at


Pants Off for Prostate Cancer

Pants Off for Prostate Cancer is an edgy fundraising event where men and women are encouraged to check their coats, and pants, at the door! What follows will be an unforgettable and fashionably fun evening that's one part social, one part fundraiser, and two parts unforgettable!

Visit to find an event near you!


The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon has chosen Prostate Cancer Canada as a charity of choice for their Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

Register today! Join the 26,000 participants on October 22nd as they challenge themselves in doing a Marathon, Half Marathon, or 5KM.

Discount Charity Code
Marathon or Half Marathon ($80): 17PCC42K
5KM ($40): 17PCC5K
5KM with Stroller ($50): 17PCC5ST

If you've already registered visit our charity page to begin fundraising now! For questions or more information please contact Marla MacLeod,

Wake Up Call Breakfastwuc.jpg

Join us for an unforgettable morning dedicated to raising funds for research in the fight against prostate cancer. The Wake Up Call breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and is taking place in cities across the country this fall.

Please join us in making the 2017 series the best one yet! Get tickets in your city today!



NHL alumni quizzed about their numbers 

We asked some NHL alumni about their stats, and here are the results…

Drs. Paul Rennie and Artem Cherkasov of the Vancouver Prostate Centre, who are developing an effective drug for men who have become resistant to treatment, acknowledge the importance of Prostate Cancer Canada and its supporters in making their ground-breaking work possible.

4 Easy Ways to Help!

1) Make an online donation to support the most promising prostate cancer research projects, and provide men with care and support when they need it most.

2) Ties, cufflinks, hats, t-shirts, socks and more. Help raise funds and awareness by shopping at our online store.

3) Are you an Aeroplan member? Donate your miles to show your support.

4) We need your help to spread the news about Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Please consider sharing this page with your friends!



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