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 have designated September 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 is 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. 

We invite you to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to keep up to date on the many activities planned during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.


Cities, regions and provinces across Canada are proclaiming September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month! Use the map below to view which cities have 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.

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!




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Celebrating its 10th year, the Cruisin' for a Cure Canada auto show returns to Brampton's Powerade Centre on Sunday, September 11th, 2016! This one-day event combines some of the most unique vehicles to ever hit the tarmac with the opportunity to raise critical awareness and funds for the 1 in 8 Canadian men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime and their families. In addition, Dr. Andrew Loblaw, world-renowned oncologist and researcher based at the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, will be on hand to answer questions and oversee the process. Free PSA testing will also be available on site.

Gates open: 7:30 a.m. | Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Parking: $10.00 | Entry: Suggested $20 donation (for which a tax receipt will be issued)

Click here for more information!


The 7th Annual B&O Yorkville Run

Register today and help support Prostate Cancer Canada!

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.

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time: 9:45 AM EST

Click here to register for the event!

Go Poke Check Toronto Hockey Tournament

Want to play hockey with some NHL alumni?

This one day ice hockey tournament will feature some amazing hockey heroes who are hitting the ice to help Prostate Cancer Canada.

Each team will play three games with three different alumni. Contact for more information.

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Where: Scotiapond Arena, Toronto

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Pants Off for Prostate Cancer is an edgy fundraising event where men and women are encouraged to check their coats, and pants, at the door! What follows is a fashionably fun evening that’s one part social, one part fundraiser, and two parts unforgettable! Pants Off will take place in Toronto this September!

Date: September 21, 2016
Time: 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM EST
Location: Lodge on Queen, 251 Queen St. W, Toronto

Buy your tickets today!


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A number of exciting events will take place in the Atlantic Region during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, including Bare All for the Barre!




NHL alumni quizzed about their numbers 

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

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One in eight Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. To raise awareness, CTV News Vancouver played this PSA in 2015 during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month,

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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