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
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
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.
By supporting Dash 4 Dad, you are directly supporting these initiatives with the London Health Sciences Foundation right here at home.