I’m deeply honoured and humbled for being nominated and elected to serve as an executive member of the BC Support Group Council for the Prostate Cancer Foundation BC. I’m front row, center in the featured image!
The BC Support Group Council represents the interests of all prostate cancer support groups in the province of BC, Canada. I’m elected to serve the prostate cancer support groups in the Comox Valley on Vancouver Island, BC.
The American Cancer Society and the Canadian Cancer Society estimates that for 2020, in the US and Canada alone, approximately 215,230 men (191,930 American, 23,300 Canadian) will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, of which roughly 37,530 men (33,330 American, 4,200 Canadian) will die from the disease.
On average, that’s almost 590 North American men diagnosed with — and nearly 103 who will die from — the disease every single day in 2020 (that’s about one man every 15 minutes). The lifetime probability for men to develop prostate cancer in Canada is 1 in 7, while in America, it’s 1 in 9.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my prostate cancer diagnosis and lessons learned. You can read all my media posts under Gogs’ Media.
If you’re newly diagnosed with prostate cancer and live in Canada please request a free Reef Knot Kit from Prostate Cancer Foundation BC. Each kit contains a copy of my book, Prostate Cancer Strikes: Navigating the Storm. For more details, please read the Announcement in my local paper.