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The Father’s Day walk/run for Prostate Cancer Research first started in 1999 under the name Do it For Dad. It was created to raise funds and awareness of prostate cancer and to help support research in this area. In 2009 the group joined Prostate Cancer Canada to connect to the national campaign. In 2017 the group decided to be independent again, and rebranded the event as Dash 4 Dad. This allowed for greater control over the event and meant that all fundraising went to London Health Sciences Foundation for local investment in research and treatment. The first two years of the newly branded event have been a great success with numbers of participants, sponsorship and fundraising increasing. We look forward to continuing to grow the event.

Testimonials

“My biopsy results were positive for prostate cancer, my Gleason score was 6, and I needed to make some decisions. I went to the prostate cancer support group meeting soon after my diagnosis. I was able to speak to a couple of men that had been through different types of treatment, which was helpful. In all cases, the doctors all suggested surgery. In February of 2019, it will be 15 years cancer free. I think I am very fortunate to be living in the vicinity of excellent health care, doctors and the regional cancer facility. It is also great to be able to ‘give back’ and help with the Dash 4 Dad fundraiser, over those 15 years, supporting local prostate cancer research. ”
Patrick
Dash 4 Dad Committee Member
“In January of 2013, I was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer. We were completely shocked and devastated to learn it was an aggressive form of the disease. Dr. Chin offered me the opportunity of being part of a clinical trial. It has now been two years since my surgery and my PSA counts are undetectable. I want the word to get out to all men that having a yearly blood test to check PSA levels is of the utmost importance. Early detection saved my life and it could save theirs. I have been extremely blessed to have a family doctor who acted on that slight change in blood work and for the expertise and excellent care of Dr. Chin and his team.”
David
Dash 4 Dad Committee Member
“I was only 46 when my family doctor told me I probably had prostate cancer. I participated in a clinical trial which included chemotherapy and hormone therapy with Dr. Chin and his clinical team. The treatment happened quickly and now my PSA is undetectable. A lot of research cannot happen without fundraising, so it’s important that we raise those funds and raise awareness. Research leads to a cure.”
John
Dash 4 Dad Committee Member, Creator of A Night of Comedy, Chair of London Prostate Cancer Support Group

Prostate Cancer Support Group Locations & Schedule

London Meetings

Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month. From 6:30 – 8:00 pm.

- LOCATION -

Wellspring London Cancer Support Centre

382 Waterloo Street

London, ON  N6B 2N8

(inside the YMCA)

- dates -

January 2, 2019

February 6, 2019

March 6, 2019

April 3, 2019

May 1, 2019

June 5, 2019

*No meetings in July or August. Further dates TBD.

Sarnia Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of the following months. From 7:30 – 9:00 pm.

- LOCATION -

Lochiel Kiwanis Community Centre

180 College Avenue North

Sarnia, ON  N7T 7X2

- dates -

January 8, 2019


March 12, 2019


May 14, 2019


*No meetings in July or August. Further dates TBD.

Wallaceburg Meetings

Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. From 7:o0 – 8:30 pm.

- LOCATION -

Knights of Columbus Hall

80 Murray Street

Wallaceburg, ON

- dates -

January 10, 2019

February 14, 2019

March 14, 2019

April 11, 2019

May 9, 2019

June 13, 2019

*No meetings in July or August. Further dates TBD.