PCC Atlantic News

Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic has been busy since doors opened in March, 2011. This archive contains all of the past news and events from the Atlantic Region Office. 

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Economical Insurance provides $17,000 to raise awareness of prostate cancer

HALIFAX, N.S., September 15, 2015 — During their lifetime, one in eight Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, including an estimated 24,000 this year alone, according to Prostate Cancer Canada. In 2015, some 4,100 are estimated to die from the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men.

Pants Off Party in support of Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic comes to St. John’s

St. John’s, Newfoundland -  Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic Region is pleased to announce the inaugural St. John’s Pants Off for Prostate Cancer, September 24, 7 p.m. at Blue on Water.

Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic Kicking off Wake Up Call Breakfast Series in Saint John

Saint John, NB –– Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic Region is delighted to announce the second annual Wake Up Call breakfast co-hosted with the Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation. The Saint John Wake Up Call breakfast is scheduled for September 17th at Lily Lake Pavilion, beginning at 7:00 am.

Eastside Billards & Lounge Raises Funds for Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic

Eastside Billards & Lounge in Halifax raises funds for Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic.

Do it for Dads Walk Run

Another successful year for the Do it for Dads Walk Run in Halifax/Atlantic Region

Closest to the Hole, a Golf Tournament in Support of Prostate Cancer Canada - Atlantic

On Tuesday, June 3, 2014, the third annual Closest To the Hole event was held in Halifax.

Stanfield's Pants Off for Prostate Cancer

"Pants Off for Prostate Cancer," presented by Stanfield's, is an innovative fundraising event that provides guests with a memorable evening in support of Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic. Along with their coats, men and women will be encouraged to check their pants at the door. What follows will be an unforgettable and fashionably fun evening with women in their cocktail best and men in their boxers – all for a good cause. Join us February 22nd. Don’t forget the preferred dress code: Pants Off for Prostate Cancer. Buy tickets!

PSA Fitness

PSA Fitness is a free, 10 week program for men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.  For more information, please call 902 - 420-1444.

BINS Paid Tribute

Two coordinators for the PCCN BINS, Elwood Marsman and Earl Lucas, are pictured with Percy Paris, the minister responsible for African Nova Scotia affairs. On November 26th, the Nova Scotia government paid tribute to Elwood and Earl for demonstrating their dedication and compassion for those affected by prostate cancer. Congratulations!

Blacks in Nova Scotia (BINS) Support Group Launches

On September 26th, Prostate Cancer Canada Atlantic proudly announced the launch of a new support group specifically created for black men in Nova Scotia. This is the first of its kind within the Prostate Cancer Canada Network

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Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada team up to turn research into results

July 26, 2017 - TORONTO, ON - Continuing their longstanding tradition of partnering to fund high quality Canadian prostate cancer research, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) and The Movember Foundation today announced two new projects with very real potential to make a tangible difference in the lives of men living with aggressive forms of prostate cancer.
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Plaid for Dad participation skyrockets in third year

July 7, 2017 - TORONTO, ON - Launched for the first time in 2015, Prostate Cancer Canada's (PCC) Plaid for Dad campaign has further established itself as the way Canadians are choosing to give back on Father's Day weekend.
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