Thanks to Heirloom Linens for choosing Island Prostate Centre as their Charity of the Month for July. Starting July 1st, 50% of the net proceeds from the sale of luxurious Egyptian Bath Towels will come to Island Prostate Centre, in support of our programs and services. Thank you to Joan, Bob and Kristen Ianson for being such amazing community partners!
Check out our July 2019 Newsletter, for the most up to date information on what’s happening at Island Prostate Centre! This month features a re-cap on the Raymond James Father’s Day Walk / Run and tons of information on our programs, services and events to keep you busy this summer!
Check out our June 2019 Newsletter, for the most up to date information on what’s happening at Island Prostate Centre! This month features a re-cap on the Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live, information on our up-coming Raymond James Father’s Day Walk / Run, and much more as we roll into summer!
Check out our May 2019 Newsletter, for the most up to date information on what’s happening at Island Prostate Centre! This month features a welcome to our new board members, the latest on the Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live and the Raymond James Father’s Day Walk/Run and much more!
Doing the Father’s Day Walk is one of the things I can do to show my appreciation and love for my Poppa.
My name is Owen, I am 11 years old and I have been participating in the Raymond James Father’s Day Walk / Run for Prostate Cancer with Island Prostate Centre since I was 5 years old. I started going to the walk when my Poppa was diagnosed with inoperable prostate cancer. Since then we have made the Father’s Day walk a tradition with our family and friends.
I feel the need to participate in this event every year as I love my Poppa and I want to help people like him who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. My Poppa is an incredible man who has always been there for me. We have lots of things we do together, just the two of us, that are special: doing crossword puzzles, reading books, going golfing, chats while driving me to school and of course he gives the best hugs ever. I am very thankful for my Poppa. I can not put into words how much his love and support means to me. My participation with the Father’s Day Walk and fundraising is one of the things I can do to show my appreciation and love for my Poppa.
Island Prostate Centre doesn’t just help my Poppa with his diagnosis they support my whole family. We have built close friendships with Leanne Kopp and all the others at the centre.
I enjoy the Father’s Day event because of the pancake breakfast, the games, the massage, the chocolate and the live entertainment… and don’t forget the photo booth for great memories! My favorite part of the event is seeing all the families and friends gathering in support of all those affected by prostate cancer.
Since my Poppa’s diagnosis I have been supporting Island Prostate Centre by fundraising. I have raised money through freezie sales, selling toys, garage sales, asking friends and family for money instead of presents, bottle drives and more! So far I have raised $20,890. My goal for this year is to reach $25,000. Sometimes kids think they can’t make a difference in the world but we can. Just because we are small, or young we still have the power to make peoples lives better.
If you would like to support the Owen’s Poppa fund you can donate here.
The Raymond James Father’s Day Walk / Run for Prostate Cancer takes place on Sunday, June 16th, 2019 at the Vancouver Island Tech Park. To donate, register or find out more information, please visit www.doingitfordad.org.
David and Joel are not the typical “guys” you hear talking about the importance of annual testing when it comes to prostate cancer. But there is nothing “typical” about these 2 at all!
We were fortunate enough to meet David and Joel (also known as Team Tasty) last year when they approached us about doing a tastefully nude calendar, with the hope of raising a lot of money for prostate cancer. Who knew that this would equate to hundreds of calendars being sold, and over $16,000 raised? They certainly did!
These 2 get it – unlike other men their age, they know that talking about prostate cancer is not shameful or embarrassing. The purpose of the calendar, through the nudes, is to raise awareness and to support the courage that it takes to overcome the discomforts of prostate cancer.
We are proud to say that the funds raised by Team Tasty stays in this community, better supporting men who had been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
In 2018, we saw a 16% growth in participation of our twice a week Cancer Recovery Exercise Program. Thanks to the support from Team Tasty, we have been able to hire a second Certified Athletic Therapist, which means that we do not need to limit the amount of men participating in the class and that we do not need to create a wait list for those interested in attending. Because of them, any man diagnosed with prostate cancer here in our community will be afforded a spot in a free exercise program that will be crucial to both his physical recovery and his social connections for better treatment outcomes.
Thanks, Team Tasty, for Getting Cheeky for the Cause!
On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff at Island Prostate Centre, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to everyone who has supported us – service users, volunteers, and donors – over the past year. We also pass along our best wishes for the holiday season – may you have health and happiness in 2019.
We look forward to helping next year!
Note: Island Prostate Centre will be closed for the holiday season from Monday, December 24th to Tuesday, January 1st, 2019. We will reopen on Wednesday, January 2nd, 2019.
Big changes happening for Island Prostate Centre. Tomorrow (November 27th) is moving day, when we relocate to our new office at 100, 1121 Yates Street. Please be patient with us for the next couple of days during this transition but know we are still here to help if you need us. Call or drop by to see us – office hours are the same, Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm.