Gear West raises over $250,000 for prostate cancer research

Date Posted: 
2012-06-14

Riding

Congratulations to Willy Konantz and Taylor Scholz on the completion of their Gear West: Our Ride For Men ride to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer research. Willy and Taylor left London, Ontario on May 2 and arrived in West Vancouver on June 9. They were joined by many supporters on the last leg of their journey, including Willy's father Don who inspired their ride.

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The Vancouver Prostate Centre extends our deepest thanks to Willy and Taylor and all their supporters for raising $252,014 for this worthy cause. Their generous donation will support our ongoing research and clinical efforts to improve longevity and quality of life for prostate cancer patients in BC and around the world.  Further information and the updated total funds raised are at the VCHRI website.

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A World Class Centre

The Vancouver Prostate Centre (VPC) has a track record of success that has earned it a reputation as one of the world’s most respected cancer facilities. It is a National Centre of Excellence and a designated Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research.

Events

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Breast & Prostate Cancer half-day virtual conference: Saturday, September 18th, 2021

The What you Need to Know for Your Patients Post Breast & Prostate Cancer Conference, taking place online on Saturday, September 18th, 2021 from 8:00am – 1:30pm, is an accredited virtual half-day conference focusing on screening, treatment, side-effect management & emerging new therapies for breast & prostate cancer patients. Click here for more information and to register. 

Dr. Peter Black, team captain

Terry Fox Run fundraiser: September 19th, 2021

The 41st Annual Terry Fox Run is taking place on Sunday September 19, 2021. If you are able, please consider donating to our team (tax receipts issued), raising funds for the Terry Fox Foundation's ground-breaking cancer research. 

Employment

Work at the Vancouver Prostate Centre

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Recent publication proposes a potential new therapeutic approach to treatment-resistant prostate cancer

Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Dr. Cherkasov receives 2021 Faculty of Medicine Distinguished Achievement Award

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