2021 EVENT INFORMATION
JOIN US VIRTUALLY FROM JUNE 20 – 27
LIVE Opening Ceremonies: Father’s Day at 10:00 am
Virtual Walk, Run, Cycle, Skip: Between June 20 and 27 we encourage you to run, walk, rollerblade, cycle, skip…whatever you prefer, 5 km in your neighbourhood with your family!
LIVE Wrap-up Celebration: Sunday June 27 at 10:00 am we will showcase your photos, stories, videos and announce top fundraisers!
Use the hashtag #VirtualD4D to have your 2021 Dash 4 Dad memories shared at our closing ceremonies!
Over the twenty years of this event, the Dash 4 Dad (Do if for Dad) events have raised more than $1 Million for LHSF and have been added to the Foundation’s Donors of Distinction.
Stay tuned for more information on our 2021 event.
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 nine 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.
By supporting Dash 4 Dad, you are directly supporting these initiatives with the London Health Sciences Foundation right here at home.