September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month


1 in 8 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, making it the most common cancer in men. The need for greater public education is why we designated September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a month dedicated toward engaging and connecting the public, media, academia, and government around a disease that affects us all on some level. Whether it’s a cutting-edge research announcement, a special news feature, a public service announcement, a fundraising event, or a landmark that has been illuminated blue, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month was geared towards spreading the word in as accurate, diverse, and widespread a manner possible.

While deaths from prostate cancer have dropped by approximately 40% over the past 20 years, an estimated 4,100 Canadian men died from the disease in 2015 alone. A lot of work remains to be done to reduce that number even further, and a valuable starting place is the collective understanding and active participation that comes with broader awareness. The more we understand, the more likely and better equipped we are to come together and truly make a difference, whether it be sharing information, making a donation to research, or dialing your health care provider’s number. 


Cities, regions and provinces across Canada proclaimed September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month! Use the map below to view which cities made a proclamation this year. Prostate Cancer Canada would like to thank the many individuals, municipalities and governments that have declared September Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.


From coast to coast, landmarks across Canada illuminated in blue during September to mark Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Landmarks included Halifax City Hall, Niagara Falls, Dieppe City Hall, The CN Tower and more.

Upcoming Events!


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Join us for an unforgettable morning dedicated to raising funds for research in the fight against prostate cancer. The Wake Up Call breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and is taking place in cities across the country this fall.

Please join us in making the 2016 series the best one yet! Get tickets in your city today!


Thank You!


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Very special thanks to the incredible volunteer team including Founder, Jim Dorsey, Sandi Dorsey, Steve Hutton, Gary Foote, Paul Henshall, Meaghan and Matt Sloski, Matt Porter, David Smith who worked on-site, and Margaret Butterly and family, Mike Loughnan and Kim Vogel who managed the PSA test registrations. As well, thank you to the sponsors, exhibitors and guests at this year's 10th Annual Cruisin' For a Cure Canada for another amazing event in support of Prostate Cancer Canada. More than 500 cars were in the show and 287 men received a free PSA blood test! Learn more at:

Click here to view photos from the event!

The 7th Annual B&O Yorkville Run

The funds raised through the B&O Yorkville Run will support the Graduate Studentship in Prostate Cancer Research awards that will be given to a University of Toronto full-time postdoctoral student! Prostate Cancer Canada is the leading national foundation dedicated to the elminiation of the disease through research, advocacy, education, support and awareness.


Go Poke Check Toronto Hockey Tournament

Special thanks to all who participated!

This one day ice hockey tournament featured some amazing hockey heroes who hit the ice to help Prostate Cancer Canada.

The event raised over $12,000 to go towards prostate cancer research and awareness!


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Pants Off for Prostate Cancer in Toronto welcomed over 250 guests to "Pants Off 007," the James Bond themed pantless party to raise awarness and funds for prostate cancer research. Guests enjoyed an evening filled with delicious food, fundraising activities and dancing.

Since the event's inception seven years ago, Pants Off as raised over $526,000 to support Prostate Cancer Canada. A huge thank you to Boris Novansky and Peter Shippen, the Pants Off Toronto Committee Chairs, as well as all of our incredible guests, sponsors and volunteers who came out to support the event!

View photos from the event!

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A number of exciting events took place in the Atlantic Region during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, including Bare All for the Barre and Halifax Goodwill BOT Night!




The Parking Lot Prostate Exam with Damon Allen #TalkProstate

CFL legend Damon Allen shows how easy prostate exams actually are. Learn more at

NHL alumni quizzed about their numbers 

We asked some NHL alumni about their stats, and here are the results…

CTV Vancouver - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

One in eight Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. To raise awareness, CTV Vancouver played this PSA during the month of September for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.
Drs. Paul Rennie and Artem Cherkasov of the Vancouver Prostate Centre, who are developing an effective drug for men who have become resistant to treatment, acknowledge the importance of Prostate Cancer Canada and its supporters in making their ground-breaking work possible.

4 Easy Ways to Help!

1) Make an online donation to support the most promising prostate cancer research projects, and provide men with care and support when they need it most.

2) Ties, cufflinks, hats, t-shirts, socks and more. Help raise funds and awareness by shopping at our online store.

3) Are you an Aeroplan member? Donate your miles to show your support.

4) We need your help to spread the news about Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Please consider sharing this page with your friends!



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PCC Spotlight
The Parking Lot Prostate Exam Project #TalkProstate

To stimulate public discussion about prostate cancer and the importance of early detection, Prostate Cancer Canada teamed up with FCB Canada and CFL legend Damon Allen during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to help get a serious message across through a fun campaign.

The future of prostate cancer research looks bright

Toronto, ON – September 19, 2016:  Continuing with its ongoing commitment to ensure the future of prostate cancer research in Canada is left in the best possible hands, Prostate Cancer Canada (PCC) has chosen four postdoctoral fellows and one PhD candidate as the recipients for this year’s prestigious personnel awards.

Plaid for Dad becoming a Canadian Father's Day tradition

July 8, 2016 – TORONTO, ON – In only its second year, Prostate Cancer Canada’s (PCC) Plaid For Dad campaign further solidified itself as the way Canadians are choosing to give back each Father’s Day weekend.

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