“What we’re trying to do at Proste Cancer Canada…is to get people interested in the disease, get men interested in their own health, interested in their own prostate health, at the same time raising funds for research and making it a serious health issue”
-Greg Sarney, VP of Development, Prostate Cancer Canada
On June 21 Father’s Day 2009, Prostate Cancer Canada coordinated walks and runs across the nation in the cities of Halifax, Toronto, Regina, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Kamloops and Victoria BC and London On
The Safeway Father’s Day Walk/Run for prostate cancer of 2009, sponsored by BOOST, One a day, the running room, and Air Canada, among other admirable companies, was the most successful yet. Over 6500 walks and runners – including many prostate cancer survivors and their families and friends – tied em up for men, raising over 1 million dollars in aid in the prevention and cure of prostate cancer.
What an exciting event to be a part of.
We’ve talked quite a bit about men’s health on the Pendulum Effect but we haven’t yet had on a professional representing a major organization dedicated to the advancement of a men’s health issue. So I’m really excited to welcome to the show Greg Sarney, Vice President of Prostate Cancer Canada. the largest foundation in the country dedicated to all aspects of prostate cancer outreach – public education, fundraising and research.
Greg is responsible for engaging Canadians through major giving
program and developing partnerships with philanthropically minded companies. He also leads the development of Prostate Cancer Canada’s annual Movember campaign, where men are encouraged to grow moustaches to raise funds, he manages the foundation’s government relations activities and works with their Scientific & Medical Advisory Committee to guide he growth of research program. A graduate of the University of Toronto, Greg previously worked in public relations for Harlequin Enterprises before moving to the not-for-profit sector as Director of Marketing & Communications for Sunnybrook Foundation. The Pendulum Effect hosted a team at the event in Toronto.
More information – including photos from each city’s walk -can be found at http://www.fathersdayrun.ca/
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