SEPTEMBER IS
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Let's give the number one cancer in men the attention it deserves

1 in 8 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.

It's the most diagnosed cancer in men.

In Canada, that's more than 23,000 men per year.

1 in 29 men die from prostate cancer -

despite it being nearly 100% treatable when diagnosed early.

No man should have to die from a treatable cancer.
We need your help to make that a reality.

Thank you for your advocacy.

And thank you for your interest in helping raise awareness for the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canadian men.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. It's a time for us to:

  • talk about prostate cancer

  • encourage men to understand their risk

  • encourage our loved ones to start a conversation with their health care providers about getting checked for prostate cancer.

Social media is a powerful tool for raising awareness. We want to give prostate cancer the visibility that so many other cancers and illnesses have and we want to get rid of the stigma surrounding men's health by starting a conversation.

If you'll be sharing posts on prostate cancer this month, we encourage you to use the hashtag: #PCAM2022. Let's get prostate cancer trending!

Below, you will find resources we've put together to help you spread the word. Please feel free to use these images as you wish and reach out to support@prostatecancersupport.ca should you require assistance. 

Without all of your incredible efforts, we wouldn't be able to do the crucial work that we do in prostate cancer support, awareness, and research.

 

From newly diagnosed patients, to those living with prostate cancer for decades, to partners, support people, loved ones, friends, researchers, healthcare professionals and advocates - we appreciate you and we applaud you. 

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2022 Prostate Cancer
Virtual Conference

A FREE 2-day conference and expo for support group leaders, those interested in leadership, and the larger community to learn more about prostate cancer - the #1 cancer in men.

• Day One: 'The ‘New Normal’ for Support Groups' will be open to our incredible support group leaders and others interested in playing a role in prostate cancer leadership. Sessions on this date will include leadership and communication training with professional facilitators (Sway Partners), and a fun, unique networking event. Spots are limited, so register early!

• Day Two: 'Prostate Cancer Realities' will be open to anyone interested in expanding their knowledge of prostate cancer. Sessions on this date will include coping with anxiety, maintaining intimacy in your relationship, and what's on the horizon for treatment in Canada. No matter what stage of your journey you're on, you'll learn something new.

Then on Sunday, join us for a unique two-hour virtual tradeshow experience. Stay tuned for more details.

Presenters will include acclaimed Canadian researchers, health care professionals, professional facilitators, and more - including Dr. Linda Carlson, Sway Partners, Dr. Michael Cox, Dr. Juanita Crook, Dr. Richard Wassersug, and many more.

Save your spot for the 2022 Prostate Cancer Virtual Conference and Expo today!  Spots are limited for Day 1 to ensure the best interactive experience for our participants, so be sure to register early.

We can't wait to see you there!

Resources to raise awareness

Change your profile picture frame

Click on the button below the frame to add it to your profile picture on either Facebook or Twitter. You can help us raise awareness with just a click of a button. 

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Share these social media posts

Below are options for Twitter header photos, Facebook cover photos, and posts that you can share on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or LinkedIn.

  1. Click on the image you would like to share.

  2. When the image pops up, click the Download arrow

  3. Upload your image to the appropriate site.

 
 
 
 
 

Light Up in Blue for Prostate Cancer

Share the Light Up in Blue map on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to help us raise awareness about why we're lighting up in blue across the country!

 

You can also copy and paste the following text for your caption to share with the map:

Wonder why you're seeing so many buildings lighting up in blue across the country? It's for the 1 in 8 Canadian men who will be diagnosed with the most common cancer in men - prostate cancer. 

Help us raise awareness: bit.ly/prostatecanceraware2022 

 

#lightupinblue #PCAM2022

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Free Reef Knot Kits

 

Order a FREE reef knot kit package for a newly diagnosed man anywhere in Canada. 

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​Why is it called a 'reef knot kit'?

The Reef Knot is representative of strength, unity, and courage. Since the inception of our Reef Knot Information Kit Program in 2002, thousands of kits have been distributed throughout Canada promoting promoting cancer awareness and survivorship and helping men and their loved ones navigate diagnosis, treatment, and living with prostate cancer. 

 

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Let's get the number one diagnosed cancer in men trending this Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Download materials from the digital toolkit at: bit.ly/prostatecanceraware2022. Together, we can make a difference #PCAM2022

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