Resources for coping with cancer during COVID-19. Learn More

Winning on and off the golf course

ClubLink hosts second annual Plaid for Dad Golf Day May 21 across Ontario

While Joe Ward admits he’ll never play with the pros, he loves to golf. When he and his older brother, Bob hit the course in May 2018 for the Plaid for Dad Golf Day presented by ClubLink, they never expected they’d win a trip to Florida.

“We entered the tournament because the disease hits close to home,” says Joe. “My father and younger brother were both diagnosed with prostate cancer. It’s an opportunity for me and Bob to get out and enjoy a game of golf for a good cause and meet other people who support Prostate Cancer Canada.”
Joe Ward enjoying his trip to Florida
After their father, James Ward was diagnosed in his late 70s, he lived the rest of his life without complications. Because the cancer was not aggressive and his age, it was not recommended that he go through treatment. However, his younger brother, Dan Ward, experienced a more aggressive form of prostate cancer that spread to his kidneys. He passed away in January 2017 at the age of 64. 

Knowing they have a family history, Joe and Bob keep on top of their prostate health, recognizing that it is better to deal with the disease before it spreads to other parts of the body.
Bob Ward in Florida

“My father and brother’s experience with prostate cancer has obviously made us more aware,” says Joe. “I never really concerned myself with it until I realized it was so close to home. But now we have regular health checkups and are vigilant about looking after ourselves.”

Winning the ClubLink prize

The trip to Florida was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It included flights for two, a hotel for two nights and golf at ClubLink courses in the area. The brothers opted to extend their trip to one week, playing two games a day. “We were two pretty tuckered out guys when we got back!” says Joe.

Participants this year will be up against Joe and Bob, who plan on returning. “We have to defend our title!” they joke. “We want to make a difference. It is important to donate to Prostate Cancer Canada but it is equally important to join a group of guys and gals at ClubLink to make a statement that we care.

“Prostate cancer is something men should be aware of, and they should be vigilant in looking after themselves. The tournament is something that men can rally around and the funds raised will help men get better treatments and tools for diagnoses in the future.”

Join Joe, Bob and others looking to make a difference for Canadian families facing prostate cancer, and enter for your chance to win a trip to Florida! Register for the Plaid for Dad Golf Day presented by ClubLink on May 21 at clublink.ca/plaidfordad.
Posted: 2019-04-08 4:38:06 PM


Local Hero Award A Survivorship Action Partnership Active adt advanced Alex Baumann Annual Moose & Goose Club Black Tie Dinner antigen ASAP athlete awareness Beam biopsies biopsy Bismar blood BOSSS Tournament Boutros Brachytherapy Bristow british Buttyan Calgary Canada Cancer caregiver catheter CFL Chemotherapy cherry cnic columbia Conor Malone Cruisin’ For A Cure Canada Dad dads Dakar Rally day deprivation detection diagnosis digital dna do doctor don donate DRE early Early detection ED Edmonton Education erection eric Eskimos exam experience External family Father and Sons Xcanada Father’s Day Walk/Run FDiagnosis Football for Fred Chartrand funding fundraising genetics Golf Town Charity Classic health High-Intensity history hockey Hope Hormone international it Jack Layton Len Levesque lifelabs lottery loved mccormack Media men's moustache Movember MRI Murray Hill national navigator of Olivia Chow one ones partership Paul PCC PCC Atlantic PCCN pee Pilot Grant Program Plaid post-surgery pre-surgery prosate cancer Prostate prostate cancer Prostate Cancer Awareness Day Prostate Cancer Canada Prostate Cancer Canada Network Prostate Cancer Canada Network Conference prostatecancer Prostatectomy Protect the 5 Hole PSA PSA blood test PSA levels PSA test PSA value psatest Radiation Radical radioligand raffle Ralph Randy Remington Randy Remington Charity Golf Classic recovery rectal remember Research researcher Resources Rhodes Ride Rising risk road Rob robyn Rocco Rossi rock Rocktheroadraffle run Scotiabank StickIt Scotiabank Stick-It screened screening sexuality Sled specific Star step Steve Jones story Stuart Edmonds support surgery Surveillance survivor survivors survivorship programs T2:ERG Tarek test testing the The Breast Friends The Randy Remington Golf Classic Therapy TIEd Together TIEd Together photo exhibit Treatment tumours up urine urine test urologist volunteer volunteering Volunteerism volunteers Wake Up Call Breakfast walk week winner World


December 2019(1)
November 2019(3)
October 2019(2)
September 2019(7)
August 2019(6)
July 2019(5)
Juin 2019(0)
May 2019(5)
April 2019(4)
Mars 2019(5)
February 2019(6)
January 2019(4)
December 2018(1)
November 2018(1)
October 2018(3)
September 2018(4)
July 2018(2)
June 2018(1)
April 2018(2)
February 2018(2)
December 2017(2)
October 2017(1)
April 2017(2)
February 2017(1)
December 2016(2)
July 2016(2)
May 2016(1)
March 2016(1)
December 2015(1)
November 2015(1)
September 2015(1)
July 2015(1)
June 2015(1)
April 2015(2)
March 2015(2)
February 2015(2)
January 2015(2)
December 2014(4)
November 2014(2)
August 2014(1)
July 2014(2)
May 2014(2)
April 2014(1)
December 2013(2)
November 2013(3)
October 2013(1)
September 2013(6)
August 2013(2)
September 2012(4)
August 2012(1)
June 2012(1)
April 2012(1)
March 2012(3)
February 2012(2)
January 2012(1)
October 2011(1)
June 2011(2)
January 2011(1)
November 2010(6)
October 2010(3)
September 2010(3)
August 2010(4)
July 2010(2)
February 2010(3)
January 2010(1)