The Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada

The Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada

May 30, 2006 09:00 ET

Good Sports 'Tie One On' to Support Father's Day Run for Prostate Cancer

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - May 30, 2006) - Coach and GM Wally Buono and members of the BC Lion's CFL team show their support of the Father's Day Run for Prostate Cancer Research at Playland at the PNE in Vancouver on June 18, 2006.

Donning stylish neckties - the new, official symbol for the Father's Day Run - Coach Buono and the Lions called on Lower Mainland residents to participate in this year's Run to advance prostate cancer research. Canadian designer, David Dixon, created the ties.

"Prostate cancer is a disease that affects thousands of Canadian families each year and the only way to create a future without this disease is by raising much needed funds and awareness," said Buono. "The Father's Day Run is a great way to celebrate our fathers, brothers, sons, uncles and grandfathers, and at the same time spread the word about getting tested. I'm proud to be involved in this very worthy cause."

According to the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada, the reported new cases of prostate cancer have nearly doubled in the last two decades. Other Father's Day Runs for Prostate Cancer take place in Calgary, Toronto and Halifax.

To sign up for the Father's Day Run, Canadians can log into: www.fathersdayrun.ca or call toll free at 1.888.255.0333 ext. 301.

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