(Pixabay.com)

Wear your plaid for dad

Canadians raise awareness for prostate cancer with their favourite pattern

Some might say it’s the most Canadian campaign in campaign history.

June 16 is Plaid for Dad day, a national event aimed at raising funds for the Canadian Prostate Association, and awareness for early detection.

For those needing the friendly reminder: that’s two days before Father’s Day.

Plaid for Dad was launched in 2015 as a way to shed light on the estimated one in eight men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.

On Friday, participants can wear their best plaid – along with their colleagues – and post a photo to social media.

For every #plaidfordad hashtag posted until June 18 Sanofi Genzyme will donate $5 to Prostate Cancer Canada, up to $10,000.

This year, 1,000 workplaces are expected to be participating and fundraising through barbecues and company events.

Just Posted

Influenza hits hard in Alberta

Flu season hits hard

UPDATE: Highway 2 lanes were closed due to milk truck fire near Millet

A southbound truck hauling milk and cartons collided with a bridge

Ice fishing enjoyed by all

Crestomere 4-H members enjoy ice fishing

Major announcement planned for Tuesday at Westerner Park

Hopes are that the CFR will be relocating to Red Deer

Volunteers busy

Volunteers at Pas Ka Poo Park

Volunteers busy

Volunteers at Pas Ka Poo Park

Tom Brady leads Patriots back to Super Bowl, top Jaguars 24-20

New England to face winner of Sunday night’s game between Minnesota and Philadelphia on Feb. 4

Liberals quietly tap experts to write new paternity leave rules

Ideas include creating an entirely new leave benefit similar to one that exists in Quebec

Insurers say Canadian weather getting hotter, wetter and weirder

Average number of days with heavy rain or snow across Canada has been outside norm since spring 2013

Two Canadians, two Americans abducted in Nigeria are freed

Kidnapping for ransom is common in Nigeria, especially on the Kaduna to Abuja highway

Are you ready for some wrestling? WWE’s ‘Raw’ marks 25 years

WWE flagship show is set to mark its 25th anniversary on Monday

John ‘Chick’ Webster, believed to be oldest living former NHL player, dies

Webster died Thursday at his home in Mattawa, Ont., where he had resided since 1969

Bad timing: Shutdown spoils Trump’s one-year festivities

Trump spends day trying to hash out a deal with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer

Las Vegas shooter acted alone, exact motive still undetermined: Sheriff

Stephen Paddock was behind the gunfire that killed 58 people including two Canadians

Most Read