Plaid for Dad: FAQs - Canadian Cancer Society

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1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime- it’s the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men. Prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing is a key step in detecting prostate cancer early. If a test reveals higher levels of PSA, it may indicate the presence of prostate cancer.

If you have already been diagnosed with prostate cancer, keep your eye on the rise of your PSA levels with regular testing, in some cases testing as often as every three months to monitor PSA doubling time, which can reveal if there is a higher risk of the cancer progressing.

Help men take control of their risk. Encourage the men in your life to talk to their doctor and make an informed decision about whether the PSA test is right for them based on their personal risk factors. If someone you know has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, encourage them to monitor their PSA doubling time and talk to their doctor about treatment options that can delay the progression of prostate cancer.

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What is Plaid for Dad?

The Canadian Cancer Society Plaid for Dad brings together communities, united by the same goal of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer. These events are also an opportunity to celebrate those who live and have lived in the face of cancer and those moving past cancer.

Why should I participate?

At the Canadian Cancer Society, we know that cancer changes people and that 2 in 5 Canadians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. But a cancer diagnosis doesn’t have to define a person. Our goal is to improve the cancer experience by helping people live longer and enhancing their quality of life. We believe that life is bigger than cancer.

Many of us have been directly affected by cancer and share a strong bond with others who experience the pain of this disease.

Plaid for Dad brings together communities, united by the same goal of creating a world where no Canadian fears cancer.

How do I volunteer at Plaid for Dad?

Thank you for your interest in lending your time to help make these events successful! There is a wide range of volunteer opportunities at this event. For specific opportunities, please contact your local Canadian Cancer Society community office and they will be more than happy to discuss them with you.

Where do the funds raised for Plaid for Dad go?

Funds raised through Plaid for Dad support the Canadian Cancer Society and are invested into groundbreaking prostate cancer research and support programs that help Canadians affected by prostate cancer live longer and improve their quality of life:

  • our Cancer Information Helpline is a national, toll-free helpline for people with questions about cancer, including prostate cancer
  • our online peer support program CancerConnection provides community and connection for those on a similar cancer journey
  • our trusted health information on, which includes the latest information on prostate cancer
Do I get a tax receipt for my donation?

Yes, charitable tax receipts will be issued for any donations made.

For offline donations, charitable receipts for donations of $20 or more will be issues. If you would like a receipt for a donation of less than $20, please contact our Donor Care team via email or by calling 1-888-939-3333.

Why wasn’t my credit card accepted?

There are several reasons a credit card might not be accepted. You might want to check that you have typed in the number correctly, that the expiry date is correct and that the name you’ve typed in appears exactly as it does on the card. If you would like further information, please contact your local Canadian Cancer Society community office.

Can I make a general donation to the Canadian Cancer Society?

Yes, you can make a general donation to the Canadian Cancer Society here.

Is online giving safe?

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