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2009 Safeway Father's Day Walk/Run Raises Over $1 Million

On Sunday, June 21, 2009, in nine cities across Canada, walkers and runners got together for a morning of fitness and fun to raise money and awareness  for prostate cancer. 

Raising $916,000 in 2008 with approximately 4,000 participants, was fantastic, but this year's walk surpassed all expectations with6,588 participants raising $1.15 million.

A very special thank you to all participants who got up early and decided to spend their Father's Day with us.  Whether you were walking/running for yourself or for a loved one, it was wonderful seeing so many people out to raise money and awareness for the number one cancer to afflict Canadian men.

Click here to hear about prostate cancer, Prostate Cancer Canada and the Safeway Father's Day Walk/Run from PCC's former Vice President of Develpoment, Greg Sarney.

2008 Safeway Father's Day Walk/Run for prostate cancer raises over $900,000
THANK YOU to all the walkers, runners, fundraisers, sponsors and volunteers who helped us make this year's Safeway Father's Day Walk/Run for prostate cancer the best event yet! From coast to coast, 4,000 survivors, families and friends enjoyed a morning of fantastic weather, fitness and fun and helped us raise over $900,000 for prostate cancer. For more information on the event, please visit the Father's Day Walk/Run website.

Please see below for Father's Day Walk/Run photos from each city:

Metro Vancouver


2007 Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer Research raises over $430,000

The 2007 Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer Research was a huge success raising over $430,000. Held in four cities across Canada, the annual event far exceeded its fundraising goal and saw teams and individuals band together in support of prostate cancer research.

With sunny skies and enthusiastic participants Toronto had its best turnout yet with over 1,000 participants. In Alberta, rain threatened the day but 450 people came out in Edmonton, while 330 participants showed their support in Calgary. In Halifax over 260 eager east coasters walked and ran for the men in their lives.

Fundraising superstar Robert Harris and his team the Lab Rat Racers raised an impressive $27,500 for prostate cancer research. Other notable fundraisers include Ty Ratushny, in Calgary, who raised $5,600 and Ken Myers, in Halifax, who raised $6,500. “It was a great way to spend Father’s Day with my dad and family,” Myers said.

The Foundation would like to thank:

National sponsors: Mercedes-Benz, Golf Town, Mark’s WorkWearhouse, Boost, Bayer Healthcare and One-A-Day Vitamins, Air Canada, Running Room and Walking Room

Local sponsors: Ricoh, Daytona Homes, Canadian Western Bank, Pattison Outdoor, World Health Club, Eau Claire, and Bedford Sackville Superbowl.

Local media sponsors: CFRB 1010, Globe and Mail, CTV, Bear 100.3FM, EZ Rock 104.9FM and TEAM 1260AM., Q 107, Calgary Herald, FX 101.9, 89.9 Hal FM

2006 Father’s Day Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer Research raises $425,000

Thank you for making Father's Day a family affair!

Thanks to everyone, all 1500 of you in our four cities across Canada (Vancouver, Calgary, Halifax and Toronto), who came out and supported the Father's Day Run for Prostate Cancer Research on Sunday, June 18th. 

We raised $425,000 for prostate cancer research that will help save lives. Calgary, Vancouver and Halifax will see a share of proceeds raised stay locally, and funds raised in Toronto will support the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada.

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