Gogs’ Father’s Day 5 Km Walk-Run

I’m participating in the Fathers Day 5 km walk run for Prostate Cancer Foundation Canada. This year, due to COVID-19, the event is virtual, and I’ll be running around my neighbourhood while practising safe social/physical distancing. I set a modest goal of $500, and if you can sponsor me, I’d greatly appreciate it. All donations over $20 will get a tax receipt!
 

It’s been a while since I’ve run

Fair warning, I haven’t run since 2006! But I’m determined to run-walk the entire 5 km no matter how long it takes me! Here’s a photo of me crossing the finish line back in 2006 at the Times Colonist 10 km, which is unfortunately cancelled this year to avoid spreading the virus.
 
You may have noticed in the picture that my name is Randy. If you’ve read my prostate cancer memoir, you’d know that Gogs is an old childhood nickname given to me by my relatives, the McRobb family. We were next-door neighbours for over 15 years, and I grew up with my cousin Bruce. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2009 at the age of 50. To honour him and the family, I legally changed my name at that time.
 

To sponsor me, please visit my page; Sponsor Gogs

Please don’t feel obligated if you’ve already donated or have other charities that take priority. Thanks in advance, and stay safe!

The run is over, and the results are in!

I’m happy to report that my team, “The Comox Valley Wolf Pack,” raised over $1,973.00 for Prostate Cancer Foundation Canada. And my picture was published in the July/August edition of Coping with Cancer Magazine to celebrate National Cancer Survivors Day® 2020!

To read the magazine, please click Coping.

A PDF copy is also available NCSD-2020-coverage.

The following is an excerpt from the 2021 Prostate Cancer Foundation Canada Father’s Day Walk Run ceremonies highlighting the Reef Knot Kit. The foundation has provided these kits free of charge to newly diagnosed patients for nearly two decades. These kits contain a lot of information, including a copy of my book, Prostate Cancer Strikes: Navigating the Storm!


I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my prostate cancer diagnosis and lessons learned. You can read all my family posts under Gogs’ Family.

If you’ve read my prostate cancer memoir, please consider writing a review on Amazon, Goodreads, and other online sites. Your review is deeply appreciated, helps with visibility, and lets others know if this book is right for them. If you already wrote a review, I’m sincerely grateful for your time.

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