Launched in 2015, Plaid for Dad raises awareness about prostate cancer and vital research funds to improve and save the lives of those affected by the disease. It has quickly become a fun and easy way for Canadians to celebrate dad and help the 1 in 8 men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. When detected early, survival is close to 100%. Early detection is key. When it’s not detected early, survival rates 5 years after diagnosis drop to 28%.
We’re inviting all Canadians to Go Plaid and support the prostate cancer cause through donations, fundraising and events. The Friday before Father’s Day (June 17, 2022) is officially designated as the day to wear Plaid for Dad. Participants can hare photos online using the hashtag #PlaidforDad to show their support and help spread the word.
Your Plaid for Dad support will fund groundbreaking prostate cancer research so fewer Canadians will be affected by cancer. You’ll also help reduce the burden of a diagnosis by providing practical support, like essential information to help navigate a cancer journey, and emotional support by connecting people with cancer to someone who’s been there.
Be part of this incredible fundraising campaign! How will you Go Plaid for Dad?
Prostate cancer is the most commonly-diagnosed cancer among Canadian men. 1 in 8 men will hear the words, “you have prostate cancer” in their lifetime.
As impacts of COVID-19 are felt around world, our work cannot afford to slow down. That includes our ongoing investment into groundbreaking prostate cancer research that will improve and save lives. Families facing this disease, and people who will be diagnosed in the future, still need your support. The investments we make today in prostate cancer research are the lives we save and improve tomorrow and well into the future.
The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is the only national charity that supports Canadians with all cancers in communities across the country. No other organization does what we do; we are the voice for Canadians who care about cancer. We fund groundbreaking research, provide a support system for all those affected by cancer and shape health policies to prevent cancer and support those living with the disease.