Stories

Ian McFadyen

Each year across Canada, Father’s Day weekend takes on an additional layer of meaning for the many families that have been affected by prostate cancer. As the most common cancer in men, each diagnosis is shared with loved ones, including children, spouses, and siblings. It is for this reason that at a time of year that is dedicated to celebrating the men we love, Canadian workplaces and individuals come together in a show of solidarity by wearing Plaid for Dad and raising money for prostate cancer research.
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Evan Hickey's Story

When Evan Hickey learned that his father, Bob, had been diagnosed with prostate cancer, he was shocked – left with what he describes as “a very surreal feeling”. That was in 2009, and at the time he didn’t know much about the disease. He had a lot of questions…
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Hillis Family's Story

My family and I have a very personal connection to Prostate Cancer. I hope that by sharing our story we can help another family benefit from our experience. If it were not for my wife’s vigilance and persistence my story might be very different. She insisted that I ask my Doctor to check my PSA, and, to our surprise, I was diagnosed with medium-risk prostate cancer in October of 2014. With the guidance of a great Urologist, we decided on a Radical Prostatectomy. I have now been cancer-free for two years.
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Reverend Dr. Lennett J. Anderson's Story

As a life-long resident of the historic black community of Upper Hammonds Plains, NS, I will be wearing Plaid for Dad on Friday, June 16th.
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