Dash 4 Dad Walk/Run

Did you know 1 in 7 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year? Someone’s dad, husband, son, brother or uncle, receives this frightening diagnosis on a daily basis in Canada.

 

Dash 4 Dad is looking to put an end to this horrible cancer. By participating or donating to Dash 4 Dad, we can get one step closer to accomplishing this. We are proud to support research focusing on minimally invasive procedures and treatments that can improve the outcomes for men and their families facing this disease. All funds direclty support London Health Sciences Foundation.


On Sunday, June 16, 2019 – join us for our annual Dash 4 Dad Walk/Run for Prostate Cancer Research. Registration opens at 8:00 am. Join hundreds of others who are fighting for the same cause and make a difference in our community!

2019 Event Information

Registration Opens: 8:00 am
Walk/Run Starts: 10:00 am
Registration also available at Runners’ Choice. **Now located at 520 Springbank Drive
Friday June 14: 6 – 8 pm
Saturday June 15: 10 am – 2 pm
Prostate cancer is a disease where cells in the prostate grow and divide abnormally. It is the most common cancer to affect Canadian men. One in seven men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime. A cancerous prostate cell has the following features:
  • Uncontrolled growth
  • Abnormal structure
  • The ability to move to other parts of the body (invasiveness)
  • It is important to speak to your doctor about prostate cancer screening, as the disease can be slow growing with little to no symptoms and patients may go years without detection.
    There is not one specific cause of prostate cancer, but there are some key factors that elevate the risk of developing prostate cancer.
    Age: after age 50, chances of developing prostate cancer increase greatly. Nearly two out of three diagnosed men are over the age of 65.
    Race: although the reason is not known, men of African or Caribbean descent are diagnosed more commonly, while men of Asian descent are less commonly affected.
    Family history: the risk of developing prostate cancer is higher in men who have a history of the disease in their family.
    Diet: men consuming high-fat, low-fibre diets are shown to have an increased risk for developing prostate cancer. Research suggests that diets high in saturated fats like processed foods, whole-milk, and fatty cuts of meat, increase the production of testosterone, which may assist in the growth of prostate cancer cells.
    Prostate cancer can still develop even though none of these risks may be present.

    Fundraising is a key part of furthering the success rates of early detection and treatment of prostate cancer. Fundraised dollars are used for things like research grants, funding for equipment, bettering patient care, and supporting men currently suffering from the disease.
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    By supporting Dash 4 Dad, you are directly supporting these initiatives with the London Health Sciences Foundation right here at home.

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    Dash 4 Dad London14 hours ago
    Knowledge is power and your support will ultimately lead to patients being treated earlier, with the right medications and with better success rates.
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    Dash 4 Dad London19 hours ago
    Knowledge is power and your support will ultimately lead to patients being treated earlier, with the right medications and with better success rates.
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    Dash 4 Dad London5 days ago
    We are so happy to have you a part of our family! All day, everyday. Together. Happy Family Day!
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    Dash 4 Dad London6 days ago
    #SundayScoop The risk of developing prostate cancer is higher in men who have a history of the disease in their family. It is important to know your family history!
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    Dash 4 Dad London1 week ago
    Happy Valentine's Day! Love the men in your life.

    Early bird registration is now open!
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    Dash 4 Dad London1 week ago
    "Community support and events such as Dash 4 Dad have contributed to a greater understanding of prostate cancer in our region through research and education for surgical trainees, for patients and for the public." - Dr. Joseph Chin
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    Join us Father's Day and walk/run in support of Prostate Cancer Research. EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!! Register here 👇 http://www.dash4dad.ca/
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