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Celebrating 20 years of care on Vancouver Island!

Island Prostate Centre (IPC) is kicking-off a milestone anniversary year to celebrate our journey together over two decades.

A year-long celebration, we’re stacking 2021 with festivities, virtual events, and outreach campaigns that spotlight the voices and stories of our community.

We’re here because of you 

Because of you, we’ve been an integral part of the cancer journey for everyone who has walked through our doors over the past 20 years – and a resilient force in the lives of Vancouver Island men and their families.

With your help, we’ve deepened the quality of our care and expanded our programming to keep pace with the growing need in our community.

Together, we’ll push for what’s next: furthering our reach on the Island, and strengthening relationships with our medical partners so they know we’re here to help everyone with a prostate cancer diagnosis, right from day 1.

Heartfelt thanks to our community

We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our entire ‘IPC family’: to all those who have accessed our services over the years; to our generous donors that has carried us and buoyed our spirits; to the volunteers who have given their time or served on our Board; to our caring staff; and to every champion who has pointed someone facing a diagnosis to our care. From the bottom of our hearts – thank you for never letting us walk alone.

Now let’s celebrate!

3 ways you can get involved right now

A party isn’t a party if your guests don’t join in the fun. This is a celebration of the life of Island Prostate Centre – and there’s simply no life here without you.

1. Share your photos & stories with us

You carry the stories of where we started and how we’ve grown over the past 20 years. We’re asking you to dig deep into those boxes in the basement, the photo albums in the attic, the forgotten digital files, and your personal memory bank.

Tell us about a friendship sparked in our walking group, shoot us a retro photo from a recovery program workout (bonus points for sweatbands), or share how you strengthened a family bond through your cancer journey. We can’t wait to share your memories with our community: from our newsletters and social platforms to our on- and offline tools.

Connect with us via emailTwitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Use our anniversary hashtag #ipc20

3. Donate

Honestly? You’re the reason we’re here and continue to thrive.

Without government funding, we rely on the power of private donors who are willing to support us through monthly, annual, or one-time giving. We’re more vulnerable than ever during a global pandemic when in-person fundraising events – our greatest revenue source – have gone virtual. If you can give, please do.

Looking back, looking ahead