Prostate Cancer Canada awards “Plaid Vest” to Winnipeg’s Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd., the 2018 Plaid for Dad National Workplace Champion



WINNIPEG, MB (August 16, 2018) – Prostate Cancer Canada is pleased to congratulate Winnipeg-based Arnold Bros. Transport Ltd. and honour its team with the coveted “Plaid Vest” award for its outstanding efforts raising funds and awareness during the Plaid for Dad fundraiser. The group raised over $19,000, and wrapped one of its tractor-trailers in plaid to take the message to the streets.

Team members from Arnold Bros. Transport
Team members from Arnold Bros. Transport
 
Launched in 2015, Plaid for Dad raises vital funds and awareness to overcome prostate cancer. Hundreds of thousands of Canadians, including workplaces from across the country, celebrate dad by designating the Friday before Father’s Day to wear Plaid for Dad. After weeks of fundraising and events, participants share their photos using #PlaidforDad to show their support and spread the word.
 
Prostate Cancer Canada’s President & CEO, Peter Coleridge, and Executive Director, Western Canada, Mark Mahl, presented the award today to the firm’s partners Fred, Gary and Brent Arnold at their Winnipeg office.
 
2018 Plaid for Dad winners Arnold Bros
Mark Mahl (left) and Peter Coleridge (right) present Arnold Bros. with the 2018 "Plaid Vest"

“The companies in Canada’s trucking industry are among our most eager and enthusiastic Plaid for Dad supporters, with a total of $50,000 raised collectively by 20 carriers and suppliers this year,” Coleridge said. “We commend each and every workplace across Canada that participated in this year’s campaign. Funds raised go toward important early detection and treatment research, and education and support for the one in seven Canadian men and their families affected by the disease.”

To learn more about Plaid for Dad and read workplace fundraising success stories, please visit plaidfordad.ca.
 
About Prostate Cancer Canada
Prostate Cancer Canada is the leading national foundation dedicated to the elimination of the most common cancer in men through research, advocacy, education, support and awareness. As the largest charitable investor in prostate cancer research in Canada, Prostate Cancer Canada is committed to continuous discovery in the areas of prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and support. Learn more at prostatecancer.ca.
 
Prostate Cancer Canada is proud to have been named one of Canada’s top 3 health charities for efficiency and financial transparency in the Financial Post’s 2017 Charities of the Year list. 
 
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For more information, please contact:

Arden Bagni
Manager, Communications
Prostate Cancer Canada
416-441-2131 ext 264
arden.bagni@prostatecancer.ca
 
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